Julie Lyles Carr: Sunday Selah

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Selah

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:15


I have a special Father's Day request.

We have some precious friends who have taken the Word of the Lord to heart and have set out to adopt two girls from Uganda.  After overcoming some various challenges, things looked like they were settled and my friends prepared to head home with the girls to their other two children, making them a family of six.

Uganda issued passports for the girls and the Ugandan government gave my friends full adoption of the girls in a time when not many adoptions are being allowed.  The Ugandan government also issued the girls passports.  We were all so thrilled and assumed the hard part was behind us.

Then Russ and Kristi got to our embassy in Uganda to get the girls' visas before flying out.

It seemed like the one easy detail of a long journey.

And yet.

Unfortunately, the US Embassy in Uganda has not issued the visas for the girls.  After days and days of waiting, Russ had to make the tough decision to return to the U.S.A without Kristi and the girls.  Kristi has now been in Uganda for over two months, several weeks with Russ now stateside, waiting upon the US Embassy's decision about the girls' visas.

russ with girls2

So I have a special Selah request today.

Would you please take a Selah pause and pray for Russ and Kristi today, along with their four children?  Their oldest two kids are here in the States with Russ while Kristi is waiting in Uganda with the youngest two.     Please lift up a special prayer that Russ, this father who has chosen to father the orphans, would be reunited with all his children and his precious wife as quickly as possible.  Please pray for favor with the US Embassy in Uganda for visas.  Please pray for strength, wisdom, patience, safety.

You can visit Kristi's blog MomIsThird to read more about their journey and their amazing faith.

russ with girls

Happy Father's Day.

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