Monday, December 6, 2010

Sad Day

We were having a good day up till this afternoon. We went out to visit the orphanage and Trek didn't want anything to do with anyone there....he's already attaching so well to us! Makes my heart glad :) We bought some more things for the kids today along with fresh fruit and they were very happy and blessed. We found out that all 51 children need shoes and coats, so we'll be busy doing that this week along with lots of other stuff.

So then we went to visit Mary Ellen and Fran and it was a wonderful visit! I really love them already and they have such a willing heart to do and help in any way with Trek. We all have been praying for a miracle and it could still happen, but when we got back to the hotel today we were contacted by New Delhi and they have not approved his visa and now the burden of proof falls on us. We now must prove that he is an orphan under US definition. So unless the Lord acts and someone in a high government position changes this for everyone then Trek will not be coming home with us in December. It's been a very emotional afternoon for Mike and I. We are so in love with this little boy and he is our son now and we can't imagine not having him with us.

This is the only picture we took today. Trek was napping when we got word that ND did not approve his visa.

I don't know what to say other than the Word of God doesn't change, His love for us and Trek doesn't change and we have to believe He has a plan. I'll be honest, I can't imagine what it is or how any of this is good for us or Trek, but that's not for me to question. We will be meeting with our local friend here and see if he can help us in our search for evidence. Please pray we find all that we need and that the local people will tell the US officials everything they need to know. We have something like 84 days to submit our evidence. At that point they will send out official so verify everything.

Well, I guess that's all I have for you tonight. I'll try to post pictures later although with all that happened we didn't take much. Please keep us in prayer because all this is so hard.

The count down is on..... 10 days till we're home! We are missing our girls terrible! Now we'll be missing our son terrible! We are so thankful he'll be cared for by Christian women who will love him and who love the Lord!

Goodnight from Nepal


  1. And what measures have they taken to find this evidence or lack thereof?
    My heart is broken for you, your family and for Trek. This does seem to be bad news. But, your right, God does work for good. What else can we do for you? I guess you have a new mission to finish out your days there. Other than prayer is there something that we can do? Did they give you some things you can do to prove his orphan status? Can you put his picture in a newspaper around the area? I mean, what else can you do? I know for sure and certain you can prove God wants him to be with you. How could they possibly hinder God's work? Can you get your local representatives involved? Do you know them or know someone who can intercede on your behalf? Can we include a letter on your behalf?
    One thing is sure.....there is still hope and I can't imagine how hopeless this seems for you....for that I am so sorry....there is still hope....that door is still not closed.
    More prayers for you all.

  2. Tonya,
    The Lord put a scripture on my heart a couple of days ago to give to you but I forgot to over the weekend. I believe that it was meant for today! Today is the day that He wants to encourage you in His word that the battle is His!!

    (There are many words I could say but let me just write His words otherwise I will get frustrated with the government!!)

    'David shouted in reply, "You come to me with sword, spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty-the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the LORD will conquer you and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone will know that the LORD does not need weapons to rescue HIs people. It is His battle, not ours. THE LORD WILL GIVE YOU TO US!!!"
    1 Samuel 17:45-47

    I will be praying fervently for the Lord to conquer this giant!!
    love Naomi