Thursday, March 6, 2008

I suppose it is about time for an update. We called Monday, to the district court in Kansas to get the disposition for Richard's DUI case from 1993. Needless to say, we were in no way prepared for what we were told. The woman at the office (who by the way is so kind and very helpful, everyone has been so far...praise God, because if we had to be dealing with rude people on a power trip right now it would be much more difficult)(sorry, for the bunny trail)told us that she could not issue a disposition because one had never been issued. She told me it was still an open case, and Richard has a bench warrant from 1993 still outstanding. Something tells me USCIS will not like this recent turn of events. Now please understand this leaves us very confused as we have a letter from our lawyer stating it was all settled and taken care of and a receipt from the district court. So we called the lawyer, and let him know this was not handled, and called the county attorney to try and figure out what is going on. The file shows that the fine was paid, but something is still very wrong, because of the outstanding warrant. They are working to get to the bottom of this. However the district attorney made it very clear, that there may be no easy way to do this, and it may require Richard turning himself in. Again, something tells me USCIS will not be to willing to allow us to adopt when Richard just spent time in jail, and it "looks" like he has been avoiding this for nearly 15 years.
I very much want to glorify God in this, but I must confess I am having a very difficult time dealing with the very real reality that these children might not be coming home. This is a huge problem, and I know the Lord can break down this road block, if He so wills. This is yet another situation that shows me that I am weak and I lack faith.
"Count it all joy my brothers when ever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance, and perseverance must finish it's work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
I want to be mature and complete, not lacking anything in my faith, so that I may rightly fulfill my purpose, for which I have been made: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. So, I am trying to count it all joy, because my faith is being tested, and it's end is me knowing and seeing God more clearly.
We have a dear friend in Uganda, Ivan. He knows we are adopting and has been praying. We stay in contact through email. He has no idea of the current events, and sent us this email today (please keep in mind, he is Ugandan, so his English is not so great, but very sweet)
Richard and family,
"Hello dear beloved, how are you doing over there, well am praying for you and tomorrow am going to be fasting for you , you know am in fasting but tomorrow am giving it for you , God to make for you away where it seems to be no way, i my self i have seen the Lord doing that and am so thankful to Him, and am very sure the Lord can do it to you, let us keep our trust in Him.In His due time His going to do it and we will be like dreaming."
God is good, His spirit moves upon His people, and teaches them how to pray. What a blessing, what a joy, what a comfort.