Well, we were both hoping that we would receive our referral by the end of this week. Because we didn't, we will now be traveling after the 13th of October. The courts close down in Ethiopia from August 7 to Oct. 13th. We both are trusting in the Lord even though it's hard to not be anxious.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
The one cool thing is we can still receive our referral in the meantime. So we are at the point where quite a few families have received their referrals. I think we are around 9 weeks of waiting. Pray that we can continue to trust in the author and perfecter of our faith, Jesus Christ. He has the perfect little child for Amanda and I in Ethiopia. As soon as we have the referral we will post some pictures and info.