This is a update from Julia, http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/
This is Kirill.
This is for whom we pray.
A frail little boy who has been deemed unworthy of a family.
A little boy lost.
He has parents.
Not the ones who birthed him but the ones who were hand-picked by God Himself.
He has a Mommy and a Daddy who have crossed the ocean twice. A Mommy and a Daddy who have prayed and fasted and prayed some more so he could come home and be part of their family.
He is loved.
He is forever and forever loved.
But he is not with them.
He sits frail and weak and lost in an orphanage because a judge said no.
And his Mommy and Daddy - their hearts are broken and bleeding.
They had to leave him behind.
But he is not abandoned and he is not truly alone.
He is right now under the watchful and loving eye of the Creator of the Universe.
Not forgotten. Not abandoned.
It was GOD who called the Davis family to cross that ocean TWICE to get that little boy.
And they are being called again to finish the work that He started.
They are going to appeal.
Though bruised, battered and beaten, they are going to stand again and fight.
For their son. The one who God stamped on their hearts.
A little boy who desperately needs his Mommy.
He needs to come home.
So get your knee pads on church because we are being called to action.
Right now the facilitators, who had their breath knocked out of them on Thursday when they heard the verdict, are frantically gathering papers together to file an appeal to the Supreme Court in that country. They have until Wednesday to get those papers filed.
The Supreme Court will decide within 10 days of the filing whether to send the case back to court again.
If the Supreme Court agrees, then Tesney and Greg Davis will stand again before the same judge and the same prosecutor (both who said NO) and again will plead to become Kirill's parents.
Sounds grim? Sounds futile? Hopeless?
Not for God.
If He wasn't in the picture then yes, standing back before the same judge and prosecutor seems like a recipe for disaster.
But He IS in the picture and He IS working and moving and hearts are already being changed.
The fact that thousands and thousands and thousands of people around the world are now watching and wondering and waiting to see what will happen with one little boy with Down Syndrome is enough to make you catch your breath.
God works that way.
Taking what is deemed of little worth by the world's standards and using it for His glory and for His purpose.
Using one little boy to call the church to wake up.
To call us to action to stand for these little ones who are beyond helpless. Disabled treasures who are so desperately needy. To cry out and be their voice. To let the world know about their plight. To rescue them before they waste and wither away in their cribs. To proclaim to the world that they are of great worth and value to the Creator of the Universe.
Right now - we pray. We pray for the Davis family as they prepare again to battle for their son. We pray God's peace, healing and rest upon their spirits. We pray for wisdom for their facilitation team as they work tirelessly to appeal the ruling. We pray for the lawyer who has been hired, that he will present their case in such a way that the Supreme Court will be compelled to grant Kirill a right to a family. We pray for the prosecutor and the judge. We pray that God would do a heart change in them and that they would have no choice but to agree to this adoption. Please pray. Pray for Kirll that God would sustain him during this time. Pray church.
Pray too for the Moreno's who are THERE NOW getting ready to visit Baby J for the first time. Pray for the Hook's who are LEAVING SOON. They are facing the SAME JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR in just a few weeks time. To say they are terrified would be putting it mildly. Cover these families with your prayers.
And finally - Pray also for Carrington. I posted about her yesterday. She is barely hanging on by a thread at this point. Her body is unable to accept any nutrients despite an NG tube. PLEASE PRAY! You can keep updated on her condition through THIS BLOG. Pray for the Burmans that they would be given an extra measure of strength and perseverance as they struggle with exhaustion, jet lag and sickness.
Pray because God hears.
See, I will bring them from the land of the north
and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame,
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
“Hear the word of the LORD, you nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:
‘He who scattered Israel will gather them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
For the LORD will deliver Jacob
and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD—
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.