Friday, August 29, 2008

Our precious Gideon James Meng Niu

August 29,2007

Not too much has been happening lately but I'll catch you up on a few things. July 26th we had one of our fundraisers. We had a Concert/Silent Auction. Our church praise band played and sang and they were awesome. It was a very special time. A dear friend also came and sang and spoke. Shari Shepherd has been my friend since 8th grade. She is a wonderful christian and has dedicated her time to being a Christian singer. We had a great time and were able to raise about $1900 dollars toward bringing Gideon home as well as $1900 to help bring Gabriel home to our friends the Clarks. They hope to get their LOA (Letter of Acceptance) soon.

We on the other hand have been waiting for our immigration approval (I171H or I797C). I have been praying for God to Move that huge paper mountain in immigration and so on Monday Aug 25th a little over 5 weeks since sending our paperwork we got a call from our agency telling us that immigration was requesting we repeat Tim's criminal clearance check because his first name was in the last name spot and his last name was in the first name spot. But they also said everything else looked good and this was all they needed. We overnighted another request to Frankfort for Tim's background check and it came back today Aug 29th. Our agency said they immediately forwarded it to immigration soooo, we should have our approval next week sometime and then can get it all certified and authenticated and off to China! And that will begin our wait for our LOA! I am still praying to bring him home in December. It could still happen. We'll see. Hope to have more good news soon.