Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mighty to Save!

These are pictures of our precious friends, Greg and Tesney, holding their little boy when they met him for the first time in his orphanage.  His name is Kirill.  He's 4 years old.  These pictures were taken many months ago.  Too many months ago considering Greg and Tesney have not been given permission to travel back to his country and bring him home.  The judge that is responsible for hearing and approving Kirill's case just can't understand why Greg and Tesney would CHOOSE to adopt a child with Down Syndrome.  In his country, these children are placed in orphanages which are built out in the middle of nowhere for the sole purpose of keeping them out of people's sight.  This makes the judge very suspicious of our friend's motives.  If only she could grasp that they have but one motive - a deep desire and call to love and be Christ to this precious little boy.  They are passionate about these children.  They are especially passionate about this one.  And they just want to bring him home.    

Tuesday night while we are sleeping in our cozy beds, this judge will be deciding whether or not to trust that Greg and Tesney have Kirill's best interest at heart.  She will be deciding whether or not he will  grow up in a loving family or spend the rest of his days in an institution.  And what she decides will have a long reaching impact on other families who are committed to rescuing these children.   

I've watched my sweet friend weep so many times because her arms ache to hold her little boy.  They have walked through fire and jumped through hoops - anything to bring him home.  

I know this one thing - The judge who has made this process so very difficult for my friends is no match for the God I serve.  In fact, He created her.  He loves her.  And my prayer is that He will open the eyes of her heart.  The heart that He allows to keep beating.  I am praying that she will see clearly for the first time that my friends are overflowing with the love of Christ and that is the ONLY reason that they are ready to jump on a plane at a moments notice and welcome this precious one into their family.  

Kirill is need of rescue.  Seriously.  Desperately.  And our God is mighty to save.  Will you PLEASE pray and fast for our friends over the next few days, especially Tuesday.  
Thank you!!!


Crystal Paulk said...

Oh Jenny you have such a way with words!! We are praying harder than ever for Kirill, Greg, and Tesney; as well as for God to overwhelm the Judge with an open heart and mind, that God will work on her from now untill the hearing- and ever more after for all the Children in that area!! This will be my first real fasting experience, so thank you and the Davis family for reminding me of the power of prayer and how with God anything is possible and He is always there. Praying for peace and comfort over the next few days, and so much more!

Tesney said...

Thank you Jenny. I'm weeping as I read this. I'm so thankful for my brothers and sisters who are standing with us and being our strength through God when we feel like we have none. I have been holding fast to Psalm 112:6-8 which says, "Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They have NO FEAR of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph over their foes." Fear has tried to overcome in this situation but we know that God is faithful and mighty to save!

Jennifer said...

Hey Jenny-what a story-they will definitely be in my prayers. Not sure sure if you remember me, but we met in the bathroom at Cracker Barrel back in December in Alabama and I had just had you on my mind and wanted to see how things were going for you guys. Message me and let me know how things are going-my email is hope to hear from you soon! Jennifer