Monday, January 19, 2009

25 Days and Counting…  

We leave for Ukraine in only 25 days!  Over the weekend, I got all our bills either on auto-pay or set up bill pay on our bank website.  Today, Mary and I headed to Mardel’s to check out the cheap book racks and chose about a dozen books to take with us – plus I have a bunch of books I’ve already to read that I never have gotten around to.  I may not have room for clothes.  Ha!  Maybe Mary will leave her clothes at home and take my books instead.  ummm…probably not.

We still need to get all our important documents together (life insurance, house insurance, car insurance, bank info, etc…) for my mom while we’re gone.  We’ve needed to do that anyway for a long time.  We need to get everything on paper about the kids schedules…where they go when, chore lists, and everything else.  We need to figure out what we are going to do about a stroller.  We need to get all the boys stuff into ONE duffel bag (toys, clothes, some of my books :-) ).  We need to get our house DEEP CLEANED and de-clutter so things aren’t in too big a disarray when we bring the boys home.  We’ve been letting things slide a bit in that area.  The boys will likely be a bit overwhelmed as it is!

-We found out today that the chicken pox have come to the orphanage where Matthew is.  (also, Derek and Renee’s 4 boys are there and John and Tracie’s Aiden is there and covered with pox).

-Also…for the party for Derek and Renee’s boys, Derek has been cleared to bring in a worship team.  They will come and worship with the children and pray over them.  Praise the Lord for this favor they have gained.  They will do this Wednesday at 2:00 pm (Ukraine time…that’s 6 am our time).  Please pray that God would do a work in the hearts of the children and the workers during this special time.

-Continue to pray for financial support for our friends John & Tracie Loux who leave in just 2 weeks.

-Continue to pray for our friends Wayne & Meghan Dickinson who will be going sometime this Spring.

-Pray for our boys…  Matthew & Misha

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5 comments: to “ 25 Days and Counting…

  • schoolmother
    January 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM  

    I am excited you are getting so close. And I am just tickled the way God answered your prayer for a vehicle. WOW!! You know if He can do that then He can do ANYTHING you need as it relates to this adoption. He has already shown that HE is committed to you and your new sons. I hope I am saying this somewhat like I mean it. God is amazing. We may be back in Kiev mid-February but I don't remember where your kiddos are from. I would love to meet you. Joy,RR

  • Stephanie
    January 20, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

    Look on the bright side...once they get over the chicken pox that's one less immunization they will need! Praying the illness is not severe.

  • Chris and Mary Malone
    January 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

    Ha ha! I haven't thought of that! Good point! Maybe all the blue "medicine" will have worn off by the time we get there... lol

  • Chris and Mary Malone
    January 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

    Schoolmother... well said and thanks for the encouragement. God is GOOD!

  • Malone
    January 21, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

    I pray for your needs daily and am trying to keep a close eye on the gas situation in Ukraine. It breaks my heart to think of our boys and the other babies being so cold, yet I am trusting God for their care. We are so blessed to have a loving Father looking after us all.