Monday, October 10, 2011

New Pics of Abel!

Last month we used Gifts to China With Love to send care packages to Archer and Abel. Included in both boys packages were disposable cameras which we were hopeful that their orphanage directors would use to send us current pictures of our boys. Well, Saturday morning when I checked email there was a message from Sheri, the owner of Gifts to China With Love, letting us know that she had an update on Abel and some new pictures!  This was my favorite of the bunch because we could see how much he has grown! First, just look at this precious little face. Oh Honey! I cannot wait to smooch those sweet chunky cheeks!

In addition to the pictures we were also forwarded a message from the director of Abel's orphanage:

He cannot walk by himself.He only can walk with help.
He cannot speak well.He knows something but not much. His intelligence is not the average of his age.

The director suggest the family think twice about the adoption of Min Wu.

Goodness gracious, our hearts were broken when we read that last line. I couldn't help but cry as the full weight of the reality that our precious boy is living in a place where he isn't loved and valued settled into my heart. We would have flown to China that very moment if possible to bring him home! No doubt, that the waiting now will be so very hard....We sent a message in return, letting the director know that we are fully aware of Abel's delays, that we love him very much already and can't wait to be his forever family. He sent back a message letting us know that they will take very good care of Abel. We will be leaning heavily on the Lord to faithfully ensure that this will be so.

Thank you Lord that we can trust you to watch over Abel and Archer. Please continue to help us to raise the money that is needed to pay their ransom. We trust that you will and thank you in advance for your faithfulness and provision. In Jesus precious name. Amen.

"I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those that sit in darkness." Isaiah 42:6&7


  1. I found your blog link from Adeye's. I clicked on yours because Archer's sweet face grabbed my attention-what a precious little one. Then I found you are adopting two! Bless you! Abel is adorable and I am thanking the Lord that he has a family. Your growing family is beautiful!
    Cheri (mom of 5, three from China)

  2. Oh can't wait till he is home...he will BLOSSOM!! When you aren't given chances to grow and no one believes you can then of course you are going to be delayed...ugghhhh...brought me to tears. He is a beautiful boy. Hoping for you to travel soon.

  3. I just saw that you were raising funds for the adoption of your two boys from China and just gave $25 towards Abel's adoption through RR. I have a nephew with DS and am an adoptive mom. Good luck and God bless.

    Margy mom to six
    four by birth
    2 through adoption