Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In the Meantime...

Good afternoon everyone!  We know it has been a couple weeks since our last post.  I must admit how I feel when I follow a blog with a long wait time between updates, and we don't want to be one of those. :)

Our wait continues as our friends and the social workers at the Good Shepherd's Fold continue their investigations and paperwork on children who are both eligible for adoption and who are the right match for our family.

As the title of this post goes, as we wait, "In the Meantime..."

  • We wanted to share a page from our friends who work at GSF, specifically of a video that was recently posted on their blog.  Click here to watch the video:  It is so hard to fathom that one of the kids featured in this video could be a Beeson at some point.  Or, maybe our child(ren) are not yet at GSF.  Thank you God that you are sovereign over all of this.  Enjoy this video - it speaks volumes of the ministry that occurs everyday at GSF!
  • We wanted to let you know that the third revision of our homestudy is still in process and should be complete and received by the end of the week.  This will allow us to ensure that our I-600A paperwork gets updated.  Working with the Department of Homeland Security has been challenging, but we are thankful that we have been assigned a helpful officer for our I-600A!  We received a letter in the mail yesterday that our paperwork is already being forwarded to the U.S. Embassy in Kampala.  
  • While on the issue of DHS, I must share a funny story from a couple weeks ago.  I was trying to get in contact with our officer, and I was talking with the receptionist.  I asked her when I could call back (since leaving messages seemed to get me nowhere).  She said I could call back during business hours.  So I asked her, "when are you open."  She says, "let me check."  She then told me the time after placing me on hold.  Then I said, "what time zone are you in?"  She said, "I don't know, hold please."  She then got back on the call and said, "Central I think."  I thought to myself that I better hold my tongue though the situation was ripe for comment...and as my tax dollars are paying her salary. :)
  • We wanted to let you know that God has used friends, family, and churches to support our family on this adoption journey.  We nearly have 50% of our need met.  Would you consider a donation to helping our family provide a forever home for one or more of these children at GSF?  Information on how you can support our family is found on the right side of the page.  We know that God will provide our needs - does this include Him using you?
Thanks again to everyone for your prayers for this process - blessings to you all!