Friday, June 19, 2009


“I will go before you
and will level the mountains;
I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.

I will give you the treasures of darkness,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the LORD,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”

Isaiah 45:2-3

Our much anticipated Travel Approval from the CCAA arrived today!!! Kristen Hussa from America World called about 2:30 this afternoon to give us the good news! We are to confirm on Monday what our decision will be as to dates! Travel to China would overlap the end of a family mission trip we've been planning since the winter. Our choices are to leave early from the mission and immediately travel to China or wait for the next travel group sometime in late July or early August. No other travel groups are set yet! We are trusting the Lord to give us clear direction! Please keep us in your prayers as we decide. As for now, we are rejoicing that we are approved to go!!

These pics were sent to Olivia so she might get to know our faces....hope we don't scare her!

: )


  1. Praying for divine wisdom for you guys.

  2. Praying for you in making this decision. We got the call on Friday as well from Kristen! We are going to go in the July 9th group to get our boys! If we do not end up in the same group, you will have to let me know when you travel... I would love to follow your journey when we get back... Love and Prayers!

  3. What a great idea, not only to send pictures of Olivia's new family of course, but also to send pictures of each of you holding the pet also included in her care package!!!
    Congratulations on your travel dates and prayers for the whirlwind leading up to it!!
    Toni Benton

  4. Awesome! We look forward to meeting you and your Olivia! We are in your travel group and are bringing home Olivia Xiu Di :)