The more I thought about this silly idea, the less silly it sounded. Maybe I really could walk toward Sam. No, I don't literally plan on walking over the ocean. But what if I walk all 5,577 of the miles that separate us. What if all 5,577 miles of walking were covered in prayers for her freedom day. So I did the math. If I started today, walking and praying for Sam, I would only have to walk...74.4 miles a day. At that rate, I would walk the whole distance to Sam by July 15th, the day the Bulgarian Court takes its recess. We need to have court no later than this day. And probably, realistically, even sooner. So this day would be my goal.
Ok, so I realize walking 74.4 miles a day is lofty goal. BUT, I figure I might be able to meet it if all of you help. And of course, the more people walking the better, because that means more prayers going up for Sam's freedom!! So I'd like to ask all of you, would you want to walk with me?
My sister, Katie, set up a way for us to keep track of all the miles we walk and pray. All you have to do is track your own miles, and email them to WalkingForSam@hotmail.com. And after you do, the thermometer on the right side of the blog will be updated, and you'll be able to track our progress.
This week, if you walk for Sam, will you please pray for God's favor with USCIS (immigration services)? They are the people who will handle the documents I am working on for the good ole US of A. This paperwork is the part of the 2nd stage adoption proceedings that will take the longest. If Sam's paperwork can breeze through this system, it will likely have no trouble being expedited in Bulgaria and ready before the court recess. Please pray that this paperwork goes through in record time, in such a way that we will HAVE to point to the Lord and give Him glory. HE CAN DO THIS!!
Thank you all in advance for your prayers and your miles. God is doing something incredible for my little girl. Let's stand back and watch expectantly for what He'll do next.
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Micah 7:7
|Soon and very soon, little song bird.|