For those of you wondering where we have been lately, we’ve been busy! We also had to spend a week with our computer down. We are just now catching up on all the emails.
The Lord continues to show us that He is with us through this walk/move. It’s the little things that He keeps showing up in that remind us He is here.
We have spoken with the adoption agency in Utah. They are wonderful people! We are in a hold pattern currently until we find a house. They cannot proceed with our homestudy until we have a residence in Utah.
We have found a house we are interested in, but do not know if it will work out. Only the Lord knows. We ask that you pray for us to be led to the right house for our family and that we move forward in a quick, efficient fashion. The sooner we have a house, the sooner we can move to Utah.
We have sold half of our goat herd. That money has been put into our adoption fund also. Selling the goats will lighten our load ($$) in moving out to Utah and put some money in our adoption fund. We are now trying to sell our camper. If you know anyone interested, please send them our way. The proceeds from the sale of the camper will go towards our adoption fund as well. We are still looking into the auction plan. We are thinking it will be more towards the middle of August now. If you have any thing (big items) that you’d like to donate to our auction, please let us know. All proceeds from the auction will go in our adoption fund as well.
We have met a few other Christian, homeschool families in Utah. A couple of them have adopted children. In fact, one family just adopted a baby two days ago from the same agency that we are using! We got to see a picture of their baby. He is beautiful! We know the Lord has placed these new friends in our path purposefully. The believers that we have met out there have an extremely firm, strong faith. They are not wishy-washy in their beliefs. This has been very interesting to meet people with such strong faith. Love one another. We are praying that our light will shine through to them. Many people who have heard we are moving to Utah ask why we would go there. It seems to be a foreign country to those of us who live in the other 49 states. A couple ladies in Utah have told us to be prepared to step back in time by about 20 years! Another example of Utah seeming to be a foreign land is Pioneer Day. Today is a holiday (holy day) with the mormons. They close down the businesses, banks, etc. for today and have fireworks, celebrations, etc. We don’t know any other state that does this!
Well, we could talk so much more about what the Lord is showing us right now, but that is a story for another time. For now, please know that we are still walking….