Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Alone in Africa

Its 12:27AM and I don't want to crawl into a lonely bed so I thought that I would start a blog. Chloe and the girls are in Norman right now and I am in Monrovia (rovia, as Emma calls it). Not a lot going on other than finals. I started going to Global University this semester and started finals today. That is my plan for the week. I will spend the mornings at school and the afternoons at the orphanage. I'm going to Gbarnga this Friday to see Joshua and talk to all the people at the orphanage there and pay our teachers at the literacy school.

It is so hard to be here without my family. We are starting to work with an organization called Acres of Hope so Chloe and the girls went home to start fundraising. Shine has been supporting us for the past six months, but that ends at the end of this month. We will have to raise our support now and it seems like such a big task. I keep reminding myself that this is God's work and he can afford it. I really am expecting to see the Lords faithfulness in the coming weeks. I'm excited to watch Him provide for us like He always has.

We are excited to start working for AOH. I will be supervising two orphanages (One for babies and one for the bigger kids). I will also be teaching them and I'm sure playing lots of soccer. It will be a lot of fun. One thing that will be hard about working for AOH is to see all the families adopting their kids. Every single one so far I think about Joshua and wish that it was his turn. I will see him on Friday but I'm not really looking forward to it. The last time I saw him was two weeks ago and he had a fungus on his head and was asking to come with me. He knows we love him so much, but I'm sure he is so confused.

I met Joshua a year and a half ago. The moment I saw him I knew that he was my son and we started to prepare to adopt him. We moved to Gbarnga, Liberia six months ago to work at the orphanage where he lives but for many reasons that did not work out. Now the orphanage says that we cannot adopt him, but we know the Lord has told us he is ours. We will wait for the Lords time for this. Maybe this is how the Lord will get us to stay here longer than we planed. Who knows? We do know that He is perfect and all of His ways are wise.

I hope that in the coming months I will get to write a blog about him coming home.