Monday, February 19, 2018

HOME!!!

Precious moments!!! This is the first time they met. Winston could not wait to get to America to meet his Daddy. His dreams and prayers of having a family have come true. That smile says it all!! God is so good. We had a great trip and could feel the prayer coverage!! So far Winston is doing well. Tomorrow Peter goes back to work and I expect some hard days as this boy loves his "baba" daddy! We did not have very good internet connections and still need to transfer pictures to the computer so I hope to have more soon but I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this amazing journey God has taken us on. All  I keep thinking is we could have missed this. There are no words to express how thankful I am that God allowed us to have a part of this amazing young mans life. There is so much on my heart and I have not had time to even process all this trip held but I look forward to writing more soon when I get a moment to sit and am not falling sleep. (Jet lag be gone!) Please keep praying!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Getting ready to GO!!

Sorry we have been quiet. We have been busy getting everything ready. I can't believe we will be on a plane soon!!!

Please keep praying that the Lord will prepare the way and all of our hearts. Pray for safety and good health for those going and at home. Please especially pray for Moriah as she still has severe anxiety especially anytime I walk out of a room and pray for C as he is excited but really going to miss us. Pray for Peter, Pierson and my Mom as they hold down the fort at home! People ask how they can help and honestly prayer is HUGE. There are so many little things to get ready and so many emotions flying around. We will really need prayer coverage at home and over in China. Below is a brief itinerary of what is happening.

China is 12 hours ahead so I will put this in US time.

1/25 leave Newark 3:00pm
1/26 arrive in Hong Kong at 8am
1/26 fly to Changsha, Hunan 8:40pm arrive 10;20pm
1/27 adjust to time change
1/28 late that night get Winston!!!!
1/29 finalize adoption
1/30 visit orphanage
2/1 adjusting
2/2 fly to southern China
2/3 medical appontments
2/4 sight see
2/5 US consulate appointment apply for Visa your pm
2/6 pick up Visa Lord willing and drive to HongKong
2/7 Leave for home arrive in Newark
2/8 arrive in Newark 1:45 pm
HOME!!!
Keep praying!!!!

We are so thankful for all of you. Your prayers covering us during this journey are so important and we can feel them there in the darkness of the country.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

We are going to CHINA!!!!

Our flights are booked.!!!! Sarah and I will Lord willing  be leaving on January 25th and meet Winston on January 29th. We will return home on Feb 9th. We are so thankful and praising the Lord for all he is doing. We have in-country details to work out and to get everything ready here for family and for traveling. Sarah and I have our packing lists ready. We still need items listed below for the orphanage so let me know if you would like to pick up anything.

Today we were blessed with a picture of Winston in the shirt we sent him for Christmas. So here is a little late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family!!



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Got It!!

We just got our Travel Approval today and tonight we got our second choice of appointments, so we will Lord willing be traveling on January 25th and meet Winston on January 29th !!!! Please pray for all the final plans to come together and that our estimated financial goals will meet all the needs!  We are so excited and praising the Lord for all he has done. Thank you for all your prayers and support we could not do this without all of you. Please keep praying!!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Anytime!!

We are just waiting for the word that we have our travel approval and appointment in China and then we will be booking flights!!!! We just heard tonight that our Christmas package finally arrived!! We can not wait to hug this boy!!! Please pray for God's perfect timing and for God to prepare all our hearts for this huge change. While we wait we are making our packing lists. We did get word that the orphanage could use some things. If you would like to pick up anything listed below to donate please let me know which items and the quantity right away. We will need them by Jan10th. Please keep in mind our space and weight is limited. 

liquid iron
vitamin drops
miralax
diaper cream
sippy cups
youth plastic paint smocks
pool floats/rings
small push button toys or sorting
( for cause and effect)no soft toys
good quality lightly used kids shoes any size
(Stride Rite, Keen etc)

Thank you!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Overjoyed!!

It is amazing how one letter can bring such joy! We received the letter from China called the LOA. It approves us to adopt Winston and asks if we will adopt him. We checked a big YES!!! and then sent it back to China. 



We now are waiting for approval here to bring Winton into the country and then we have one more step in China. After that step we wait for travel approval and then book our flights!!!! We are as close with our funds as we can count at the moment. We hopefully just need to pull together spending money for traveling there for meals, tips etc. We will not know the exact amount total that is needed until we book the flights and hotels. We are so thankful for all of you that have been a part of bringing Winston home. It is so exciting to see all the names on his frame!!!! There is still time if you would like to add your name. 




We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas celebrating our Savior's birth!! Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Closer!!!

We have gotten word that our papers are finished in China and on there way back already!!! Huge praise our expedite was granted!!! So we have a few more hopefully short paper steps yet. Here and in China. So we are talking Lord willing possibly 6-8 weeks until travel!!! We are getting CLOSER!!! Closer to travel and closer to totally funded. I will have new numbers soon. We are under the 1,000 mark!!!  We are pushing to wrap up all our fundraisers this week if possible. So Monday night our last round of super soft T-shirts will be closing. You can click   HERE if you would like to order. 



We also have some beautiful ornaments and bracelets that were made in Haiti. We partnered with Apparent project to help raise money for families to stay together in Haiti and to help bring Winston home. We have been selling these hand crafted bracelets and ornaments for $10 each at craft sales and we have a few more left. We would love to sell out so we don't have to return any and can help families in Haiti. I love how this project helps children stay in families and out of the orphanages and also helps those in orphanages come  home to their families. Pictured and listed below are what we have at the moment. Please email me lang4@hometownu.com with anything you would like and I can check if we still have it. (sorry pictures are not the best)

sold out

bottom left striped is available

bottom 4 are available

6 beautiful rainbow available

3 yellow available
If you do not need to shop but would still like to help we also still have the Put Your Name on the Frame happening. We have a special frame that we are adding names to when anyone donates any amount. We would love to fill the frame so Winston can see all the people who have helped him come home!!! 




We are so thankful for all of you and appreciate all your support encouragement and prayers!! They mean the world to us. God Bless!!!