Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Calling All Prayer Warriors

We need your prayers please. As of tomorrow we have been waiting 10 weeks for Joshua's EP (Emigration Permission) from the Korean government. This usually only takes one month and is the last major hurdle to cross in order to bring him home. Our agency has no idea when they will be issued and hasn't been able to give us much information about the delay (I really do believe they are doing the best they can with what little information they have). Well yesterday, we were finally able to get some understanding of what seems to be going on. See this post from Steve Morrison of MPAK (Mission to Promote Adoption in Korea). On the one hand I am heartbroken over the information, but on the other I am so grateful to finally have some answers. Other agencies have told their families not to expect EP until at least August. Our agency says that's just a rumor and has denied the connection between the EP hold-up and the Ministry's request for documents (post-placement reports) on children who have already come home. However, they did come out with a statement saying they had complied with all the requests of the agency in Korea and the Ministry, meaning to me that the information in MPAK's post is correct. There was a follow-up post (which has been taken down), which only further confirms for me that MPAKs information is correct. I think the agencies in the U.S. may just not be getting all the information or are just not able to share it directly with us.

All that to say, please be praying. Please be praying the Ministry quickly receives all the documents they are requesting from the Korean and U.S. agencies, and for a speedy resolution to this situation. Please be praying that ALL the EPs are released so that Joshua and all the other children can go home to their waiting families. Please also be praying for all the waiting families, as some are having a very hard time right now with this wait and all the uncertainty in this process. I am doing okay, but I must say it gets harder every day. I can't wait to hold my little guy! Every time I look at his most recent pictures my heart just aches.

We need God to move in this situation. We need your prayers.

"For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37


Courtney said...

Praying!! and sending you hugs...can't imagine how hard this wait must be.

Christy said...

Praying for this issue to be resolved quickly!!! Hugs! Can't wait to meet Joshua. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. I'll be in AZ starting Monday so maybe we can get together soon.

Flakymn said...

Praying. Calling everyone to pray.

Holly said...

Sending lots of prayers your way.

Niki said...

Praying everything happens that needs to happen very soon to bring your son home!!