As we walked out of church last Sunday, Davy suddenly stopped and ran back to start hugging everyone and kissing them. He was in tears saying he was going to miss them. While we hadn’t made mention of it, he figured out this was the last week, and he didn’t know if we would be back the following Sunday. Since Louis is preaching at a big event today, we didn’t know if we would make it to both either. Such a smart kid.
And he was able to say his good goodbyes. In addition we made sure to make plans to see the friends we have here to say good goodbyes even though it is only for a month.
While we are gone, however, progress will be made on our Syrian family, the one with the two boys we have “adopted” into our lives. The whole family (4 kids and their mom and dad) are being sponsored to emigrate to either Argentina or Canada. While we are thrilled for this opportunity, which will mean the oldest and youngest boy can return to school, we are also broken hearted. To be in America during this pivotal transition is extremely painful. We are in a time of bargaining with God, “Please let them stay until we get back. At least one day so we can see them again.”
Please pray for us as we grieve this move simultaneously rejoicing simultaneously trying to figure out how we could ever see them if they do go to Argentina. Also, for all of you who have been praying for us for a long time. You will remember this boy, Rizan. You have been praying for Rizan and his brother Ivan for the past 4 years, too. So this loss affects you, too. Your prayers have been answered in so many ways. And the answer to prayer is to lose these two high school boys we have poured our lives into. We have to give them up to God that in Argentina or Canada they will have people who love them as much as we do to disciple and tutor them and bring them into their families.
WE CREATED APPOINTMENT SLOTS FOR MEETING WITH US FOR MEALS, EITHER TO HAND OFF A FREEZER MEAL FOR OUR FAMILY OR TO TAKE US OUT TO EAT DURING OUR TIME IN AMERICA. CLICK HERE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FEED US, BUT CAN’T FIT THOSE TIMES, CONSIDER DONATING THAT MEAL AMOUNT TO OUR FUNDRAISER FOR KYRIE’S SURGERY OR MAILING IT TO OUR HOUSE.