Friday, December 30, 2011

Hope for a New Year!

The year 2011 is about to be written in the books. Done. Gone. And I can't really say that I am all that sad to see it go. It has been a very rough year for our family. With the loss of my mother-in-law to cancer, the LONG stretch of paperwork with very little headway on our adoption, my trip to the emergency room to get my appendix taken out, and countless other smaller trials- it has been a very trying year; however God has been faithful through it all. I am looking forward with great hope for the new year of 2012.

I am praying that early in 2012 we will be heading to the Philippines to adopt our little girl. I am praying that God will provide a miracle to help us pay for the completion of our adoption. (By my estimation we need just under $4,000 yet-unless it stretches out so long that we have to update more paperwork...then it will be a little more.) The updates the ICAB asked for are finally done! Please pray for very quick approval!!!

I am praying that God will provide a way for us to pay off all our debt in the next couple years. We have been working at it, but every time we get a step ahead, we take two steps back, such as hospital bills, unforseen house repairs, etc!!

I have great hope that God will open up doors of opportunity to help others know God's heart for children through adoption and through caring for orphans in 2012.

More than anything, I pray that in 2012 we will see many people in our neighborhood and community come to know Christ in a personal way. I pray that my life will be a witness to everyone I meet and that He will continue to guide me and I will continue to listen closely to His voice.

As 2011 comes to a close, take some time to dream and hope for 2012. God has good plans for us! No matter what happens, if we trust in Him, He will see us through. Have a very blessed New Year!!!


  1. Hi Jenna,

    I've been following your blog for a while. I'm pretty good friends with a family who also adopted from the Philippines, and it can be hard. Praying for the new year to richly bless you, and that you may bring your little girl HOME.

    I have a little 5 yr. old sister from Ethiopia, Africa and it can. be. hard. I know that God is always in control even when it feels like he isn't.


  2. Jenna,

    We just found out about your family this morning. We would love to talk more with you about your Philippine adoption.We are in the process of adopting our second child from the Philippines. What a blessing for your family to follow Christ as He provides the way the bring your daughter home.

    Lorrie Worthey