Saturday, October 6, 2012

no news

That whole concept of "no news is good news"...yeah, that's a lie!  Our dossier has officially been in Honduras for over a year.  Two sets of updates that Honduras required have been sent.  The waiting list still does not have our name on it.  Next month marks two years since we began this 12-18 month process.  12-18 months has grown into a projected 4 years.  IHNFA is currently on strike.  We are hopeful that they will meet next week and issue some wait list of them being ours. 

I would be lying if I told you that discouragement hasn't set in.  Times of questioning God have crept in.  I've just wrapped up a Beth Moore study {The Patriarchs}.  Abraham and Sarah waited 10 years for a partial fulfillment of their promise from God with the birth of their son, Isaac.  They did not see the complete fulfillment of their promise in their lifetime.  Hebrews 11:13 says, "All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth."  That is the kind of faith that I that I am sure God is developing in me through this situation.

In the meantime, we are anxiously awaiting the blessing of baby boy #4 in just six weeks!


  1. That is terribly discouraging and heartbreaking! I had no idea it had taken this long for you. Ours was just submitted for the first time a few weeks ago. I had no idea that it was even a possibility of it being this long, although we haven't received any kind of update since it was submitted, so who knows how long ours will take as well. I will start really praying for a wait list number for your sweet family!!

  2. We're in the same boat as you all - dossier in Honduras for over a year and still no news. And we just had a baby too :) We definitely are feeling the discouragement and frustration too. This post was encouraging to me though, so thank you :)