Saturday, February 4, 2012

Praying For A One Last Miracle For Take Off!

Joe and I want to thank everyone that came to the silent auction we cannot thank you enough for your prayers and support! 

We are now down to two days and we are praying for a miracle, we leave Monday.  All your prayer warriors I ask for your help for prayers!!!!  Joe and I have drained all efforts to raise all the funds to bring Sergiy home.  With Ukraine laws changing with the new Ministry which was the SDA there is a longer delay for the adoption to be finalized.  With that Joe has to fly home to work and then fly back.  So we are incurring extra fees we did not with Kolya's adoption on top of the remaining funds we still needed to raise.  I will stay the whole time with Sergiy.  With this extra cost and what we are short we still need to raise or find under a rock (buried treasure) $4100.00 by Monday before we fly.  I have seen God do one miracle after another with completing this dossier for Sergiy which seemed like an IMPOSSIBLE timeframe and he made it happen.  I have seen miracles daily volunteering with New Horizons For Children.  So I have no choice but to put my complete 100% trust in God that he will provide the funds needed so we can fly our boy home.

This trip is turning out to be much more then just a mission to adopt our son, Sergiy.  I have been blessed to be able to do New Horizons For Children hosting interviews for kids for the upcoming summer hosting.  The incredible thing about doing these interviews is I will get to see Andriy the boy my sister Denise and her husband are adopting and will soon be my nephew who I love and adore.  I can't wait to see his smile! I will also be going back to Kolya's 1st boarding school of such incredible people I have come to love and see one of our closest friends children they are adopting and give them big hugs and tell them I will see them soon.  I will also get to visit Kolya's 2nd boarding school where we adopted him to visit his director an teachers who have also have become so dear to us.  Then lastly we will get to visit THE MR. ALEX.  Mr. Alex is also so dear to us.  He is a director of one of the boarding schools in Sergiy's region.  Joe and him became very close in his time here with us locally.  Joe would teach him English and Mr. Alex would teach him Russian.  If it weren't for Mr. Alex, Kolya may not be our son.  When the doo doo hit the fan Mr. Alex knew our hearts for Kolya and stepped in to help us and him.  Incredible and dear friend.  This trip my heart overflows with all that is being presented to us and the people so dear to us that we will get to see. 

So all your prayer warriors we ask for your help and if you don't pray this is a good time and it's never to late!  LOL!

We made our last call to Sergiy on Friday and he was tired, cold and ready to come home.  He specifically wanted to see his Grandma!  I love it!!!  

Many blessings and thank you!!!!!


  1. Perhaps you should use your own money to cover these fees? From your own emergency fund? You have one right? It's all well and good to depend on the lord... But part of being a responsible parent is to ensure you are prepared for the unexpected!!!

  2. Batya,

    Thank you for your comment. I do not believe I know you but your comment is still welcome. The easy thing for me would be to delete your post but I am not going to do that. I will not go into personal details of our finances but I will say this. My husband and I have used our "emergency fund" to adopt both Kolya and Sergiy. Between the two adoptions we have fundraised a total of $2500.00 when our adoptions totaled $56,000.00. The Lord provided all the way through and I know he will see us through the last remaining details. If he has lead us to it he will bring us through it as he has done in our lives personally for years. So I want to thank you for your prayers and if your not praying for us that is OK to. Part of life is having a free will an opinion and everyone has their right to speak it. We are blessed with a very wonderful son and he was worth every penny we worked hard for and was donated and Sergiy is too! Thank you and many blessings!

  3. Dewsberry family - sending a little from us to encourage your efforts. We are in a similar place as you, with many thinking that we are crazy and irresponsible. Glad that these children and our Father know that money is simply paper, while the hearts and lives of boys and girls are treasure that is worth giving all you have to! We will never be prepared for everything, no matter how long we save or how much. But He is. You are doing His work and loving His children. Bless you!!

  4. Sue we are all in this together to help and lift each other up in prayer and encouragement and I thank God everyday for all the awesome people he has put in my life on this journey adopting the boys and volunteering with NHFC. Wouldn't trade it for nothing! God bless you!!!

  5. Batya-
    I have to say, adoptive families give so much!! As a Christian, I believe we are to take the Bible seriously including the part about "pure and undefiled religion is this: to care for the widows and the orphans". I don't believe God calls all Christians to adopt, but He does call us all to help orphans-one way folks can help is to financially come along side those the Lord has called to adopt. Praying for all of you, Nicole Joe, Kolya and Sergiy-may our Lord meet every need and supply you from His bounty!! ~Desirae

  6. Love you girl! Sergiy's time before being turned out to the street is so short, you are certainly doing the right thing by getting him now and not waiting. That is what I call an emergency! Love to you and your baby boy and hubby! Please tell him we said HOWDY! Heha :D

  7. So sorry to see that Batya paid you a visit, as well. She is prowling the blog world, hopping from adoption blog to adoption blog, spewing her not-so-nice words. So sad.

    BLESSINGS to you and your family,

    mama of 12 (ages 10, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 23, 25, 26, 27)