So it seems that Wednesday is going to be the best day for our day of prayer and fasting for Baby Abenezer. By then, we're also hoping to know something from what's going on in Addis right now: the judge who presided over this case has promised an official report on her ruling by Wednesday, and since they're 11 hours ahead of us (on the west coast), we're hoping for more detailed information then...which could help with knowing more how to pray as well.
Thank you so much for all of you who said you would join the ranks! Of course, if Wednesday doesn't work out best for you, feel free to pray whenever (and as often as) you want to. I'm humbled humbled humbled by this outpouring of care and can't say thank you enough. Hope is slowly creeping back into my heart...
Finally, talk about being humbled: our blogging friend Jocelyn just passed this award on to us today. What a gift from someone who has been a shining example of Fortitude and Perseverance.
According to the award, "You are receiving this honor because you have embodied perseverance in the face of difficulty and shared the journey of your experiences with others proving that a single voice can both be a light of support and a source or humor for those in the midst of their struggle. You are acknowledged here today for allowing others to share in your personal story and providing camaraderie through the power of your words."
Dear Ted and Lori,
The Freys are with you in prayer and will fast on Wednesday as well. I believe our concerted effort will do some real damage against the evil forces as your friend Susan says.
In Christ's love,
Annie and family
Count me in for Wednesday
Wednesday it is!
Ted and Lori, you have been in our prayers. Our hearts ache for you and baby Abenezer. Our family will be joining you in prayer on Wednesday!
I can't fast with you, but I WILL be praying with you!!
Lori & Ted,
Amy's mom here. You have not been off our minds for more than a few minutes at a time since last week. Since we are just 2 hours different from Ethiopia time (9 hours from west coast) - we will begin the "fasting" part today and continue with the praying, as well.
It will be Wednesday night here before you hear something more definite. We will be glued to your blog site to see what news you receive tomorrow (Wednesday).
Ted and Lori,
Our family will be praying for you too. We will pray for grace from the judge, for wisdom for Belay to know what to do and say, for baby Abenezer that he will feel an overwhelming sense of love, and for you guys...that you will feel God's sustaining strength.
We're in! Thanks for letting us know and for asking us to participate- I can't think of a better way to support you and ask for God's hand over this situation.
peace to you today...
Since I can't do a full DAY, I will be fasting both mornings. Today and tomorrow. You do deserve that award! Thanks Jocelyn, for saying the things that we are thinking!!
Love, Hugs, Prayers!
Having watched Jocelyn go through her traumatic experience, I'm so sorry that you all became the recipients of her award but of anyone who deserves it, I think it's you all with the grace and dignity with which you've handled your own trauma. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping for a good outcome for baby Abe's adoption.
Kerri and Ruby
Allen and I are continuing in our prayers for y'all. I am so sorry this happened but can't wait for victory on the other side! Hang on. God is sovereign--he sees the top of the tapestry-we just see the not so pretty bottom.
((((hugs))))and much love
I'll be praying for you!
Jpining you tomorrow in prayer and fasting, we are starting our Bible study at C.A. tomorrow evening (praying through the Psalms) and I will ask my table to be praying for you too!
Lori & Ted,
I've been following your story and sending loads of love and prayers your way. If there is anything Dominic or I can do please let us know. Your strength, love, and spiritual depth that you have shown through this struggle has been truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. It is an honor to be allowed into your hearts, minds, and to be a part of this journey.
Much love, Lily
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