Friday, February 11, 2011

Court Date!!

In just 38 days we'll stand before a judge in an Ethiopian court room to state that we would be honored and privileged to be Zahra's parents.

This means we are that much closer to bringing our daughter home. We get to see this precious smile! Light at the end of the tunnel. It suddenly seems more real. We get to meet our daughter in just 35 days. Yes its soon. We were beginning to think we wouldn't have a March court date. We'll be in Africa in just over a month. Even though I'm a travel agent we don't have tickets yet, we're working through some logistics with the kids, timing, etc.

As things with embassy dates have been changing and the timing seems to be quicker between court and embassy the reality that we are still just over $6,000 short to complete this adoption remains. We know God completes what He starts and we know that He is fully aware of the timing and the need. His faithfulness overwhelms me. My heart overflows with gratitude for what He's already done. My faith and trust in Him has grown through this process, I've been stretched, tested, and refined. I wouldn't want it any other way. He has used so many of you to show me more of Himself, His love for us, for the least of these, and you've blessed me far more then most of you know. Thank you. May God be glorified.

With that a few of you have asked what we need and we're putting it out there. We need to raise $6365. Our turn around time will be so short, dealing with jet lag and fund raising doesn't sound fun.

Here's some ways you can help.

1. More then anything we covet your prayers. Pray for Zahra that God would prepare her precious heart for what is ahead. Pray for our kids as we're away.
Pray for us.

2. Buy a shirt. Today is the last day for pre-orders, I do still have some other shirts in stock as well. This will be it for now. (We do still plan on fund raising for other families once we're settled in.)

3. Spread the word about our shirts on facebook or your blog.

4. Buy a puzzle piece or two or three. (there are less then 60 pieces left!)

5. If you'd like to donate to our adoption you can do that through the paypal button here on our blog or you can make a tax deductible donation through Lifesong or our Church. Information on both of those are below.

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744

You can also donate online -
*Note Shubin #1512


Lifebridge Church
PO Box 520

Largo, FL 33779
*Please Note that it is for the Shubin Adoption


Rebecca said...

Congrats on your court date!!

Jennifer said...

Hey Erica! I just ordered and puzzle piece and I will be praying for you guys as God works out all the details!
Question: what sizes do you have left in the indigo baseball tee?? And how do the sizes run??

Barry and Amy said...

So happy you got your court date! Our dossier is currently on it's way to ET, so we will be anxiously awaiting a court date soon!

Love watching your adoption story unfold!

Barry and Amy said...

If you don't mind sharing, how long did you wait for your court date?

Sara said...

Yay for a court date! It will be here before you know it!

Alison said...

YAY!!! So excited for ya'll! Can't wait to see pics of her in your arms!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Erica!! This is SO exciting! I hope we won't be too far behind you =)

Andy and Kiara said...

Hooray! Defintely praying. :)

Sarah said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I just read this! So stinken excited for you guys!! YEAH!!