21 February 2008

Sophia & Elijah are CLARKS!

We've been praying with our friends, Randy & Susan for months and months for the adoptions of Elijah and Sophia to be completed. Yesterday -- a phone call of JOY! My heart is rejoicing with dear Susan who has endured this long wait (almost 8 months since their referral) with precious faithfulness. Here's the email that followed:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord" Psalm 127:3

Dear family and friends,

We have been very blessed and gifted today! As of today, both Elijah and Sophia are officially our children! We are very excited and grateful for God's goodness to us. We will hear from our agency within a week or so when we will travel to Ethiopia to pick them up. Typically, it has been about a month from the sucessful court hearing.

Thank you to all of you who have supported us in prayer for this adoption. Attached are the lastest pictures of our children.

Please continue to pray for our precious children and so many more like them without families.

God bless you,
The Clark Family

Aren't they beautiful? PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow!


Lori said...

How wonderful - yay Clark family!

emily said...

Praise the Lord indeed!

Yes, your packing skills would be greatly appreciated about now:)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Laurie -

I saw that you are planning to stay at the Beach House. Are you getting two rooms or getting sneaky? If you get sneaky with 7, I will too:)


Hauswife said...

What??? Us??? Sneaky??? Never! ;)
Actually, we are getting two rooms, but if your kids want to bunk with ours I bet they'd all have a blast. Up to you!

Rebecca said...

GORGEOUS children!! Congratulations to their family on these new additions!