Sunday, September 5, 2010
"...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith..." -- Hebrews 12:1
Today we received our first set of travel notes from our agency. We have been waiting anxiously for this information, as we knew that it would likely coincide with Tim's mission trip to Kunming. And it does. Tim will not be able to go on his medical mission this November and this is really hard for him... he was looking forward to seeing his patients again and meeting new ones. His collegues completely understand that for whatever reason, this is God's will. And Tim knows that he will have opportunities to go once or twice a year for years to come, but that we will only adopt Zoe once and he needs to be part of that first and foremost.
"Now faith is being sure of what is hoped for and certain of what we do not see." -- Hebrews 11:1
November 5 - leave for Beijing
November 7 (8th in China) - Beijing to Chengdu, Sichuan GET ZOE!!!
November 8 - Adoption Day
November 12 - Chengdu to Beijing (the Canadian Embassy is in Beijing)
November 13 - 14 - Excursions
November 15 - Submit paperwork to Canadian Embassy
November 15 - 17 - more excursions
November 18 - Receive child's documents from embassy and come home
It all feels so far away and yet I know it will go by quickly... wow... it really happening! We are coming to get you Zoe!