Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Look out immigration....here comes my hubsband!


"Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation." Psalm 68:5

One thing you should know about Chris is that he has a heart for the orphan and poor like I have never seen in a person! Anytime he sees a video or they talk about other countries at our church, I know without a shadow of a doubt that he is crying. I love that about him. His heart literally aches for the nations!! He cries praying for our little girls....but he also loves to play and have fun with these kids. He is so much like Jesus....I wish each of you could get to know him personally. He is God's greatest gift to me!

So, speaking of defending the orphans.....that is what he is doing at 11:30am tomorrow (Wednesday). He is driving by himself (I have to work) to Memphis to meet with an immigration officer. I am so proud of him. It is a cool story how this all happened, but it is too long to write. Let's just say....God brought all of this together. Please be praying that he will walk out of the doors with immigration approval in hand!! Pray that he will get a kind, understanding officer. This could be HUGE!! He is fighting for our daughter(s)!!!

We will post more tomorrow night....stay tuned.

Love you all,
Lindsey

30 comments:

Ashley said...

Lindsey~

I'll be cheering Chris on (from afar) tomorrow at 11:30 your time!!!!

COME ON APPROVAL!!!!! :)

xoxoxo

The Allums Family said...

I have come across your blog a few times and read your story. I do not remember if I have ever posted or not, but I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family and that the Lord's will be done today.
May God unite your precious family together soon!

Anonymous said...

Doing just what a great Daddy would do!!! Holding you in my heart in prayer and thought.

Diane...blessed Mama to Joe, Jen, Jana Mei, Jadyn Hua and JOY Hua:)

keelstar said...

I will be praying all day for you guys!!! Immigration approval, here we come!! Praise God for bringing everything together and allowing Chris to make the trip today. May He bless you both today with an early Christmas gift and bring you one step closer to your girls! In Christ's Love, Keely

Tricia said...

PRAYING for Chris's safety and cheering for approval!

COME ON IMMIGRATION!!!!!!!!!!

Keep us posted!!!!!!!

Terry said...

I'll be praying that he is able to meet with a kind hearted immigration officer and you receive approval today.

One piece of advice.....if they say no the first time, beg without stopping, be willing to do anything and chances are they will hear you out and try to help (I've been there).

Bekah said...

praying for approval, safety, the perfect words to come out of Chris' mouth and for a compassionate immigration officer!!!

Maria said...

Praying for you guys! I hope the immigration officer he meets with is very kind and understanding! Please keep us posted, Lindsey!

Sara said...

It's a search and rescue! Go Chris, go!!! Talk about chivalry!!!

Glued to your blog,
Sara

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

I pray for Favor with God and with man right now in the name of Jesus!!!
I guess this is the reason the Lord woke me up this morning with a burden on my heart for The Wheelers. I love you guys and will continue to stand with you guys in prayer.
Can't wait to hear some AMAZING news tomorrow!!!

Jess said...

I've already prayed.

I asked God to remind me at 12:30 my time to pray for the meeting specifically.

Looking forward to an update tonight!

Laura said...

praying for the FAVOR of the Lord!

I can't wait to hear an update!

Lisa Johnson said...

I am praying for approval and a safe trip. Go Chris!! I pray his faith in the Lord pours out over the immigration office and they can't help but give the approval!

Whitney said...

Lord,

Give Chris wisdom, the right words,and grant him favor with the immigration officer! Please provide this approval in order to get the adoption process going to bring this sweet girl home!

Kristy said...

Just checked your blog...it's 11:15am and I'm going to say a prayer for you guys right now. Praying for wisdom for Chris, for a kind officer with a sensitive heart, and for immigration approval! :)

Kristy
www.babyhomepages.net/kristykeith

Kay said...

What a husband you have.....and what a dad he is!! I am praying for his safety, for a kind, compassionate immigration official and that the papers will be coming home with him! I love you both - thanks for your examples of faith to me. You are such an encouragement! I love you, Mom

emily said...

So cool. I was praying for you guys this morning, that God would provide the way and the means to get your approval and then I read your post!!
Mighty in Battle my friend!!!!!

Erin Miller said...

tears are welling up in my eyes. I, too, had you very much on my hearts about midnight. Praying and praying for you guys, I just sensed God saying, "I've got it under control." What rejoicing is in my heart right now to see that control in effect. Praise God for making a way.

Praying in full confidence that God has all of this in the palm of his hand!
Love you!

Barbie said...

I will be praying for Chris this morning!! God already knows...

TedTracie said...

NO WAY... Mitzi came over for dinner last Monday! That is so crazy. She told me about you. WHAT A SMALL WORLD!!!!!

I am going to pray and I have to catch up on your story. I've heard it's amazing!
GOD IS SO COOL!
AND AMAZINGLY AWESOME

Ashley said...

It is no accident that I am checking your blog at 11:31 AM on Wednesday. I am hitting my knees right now!

Ashley J

The Heinrichs said...

Yeah! I hope he has those papers in hand as he walks out!!! If there is a way for us to go and visit Eliana and Xiomara while we are in Guatemala this weekend we would def do it!!! Keep us posted!

Hugs~ Deanna

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

AAAAAHHHHH! I love this! There's something to be said for a generation of children that will be/are being raised by parents that are willing to fight for them like this! Praise God for the warrior/man of action he has created Chris to be!!! I kind of picture Chris wearing armor into the office, any chance that's real? =)

the gFamily said...

This will be a great story to tell your children someday. Their daddy loved them so much that he was willing to do anything to protect them and get them home. You guys are amazing, and I am praying for great things to happen during the meeting. I am not only praying for immigration but for hearts to be moved as well.

Gretchen

Amy said...

Praying for Chris and for the immigration officer he speaks with.

Our Adoption Journey said...

I will be watching (ok stalking) your blog for an update! I pray that God will bring all of this together for you and your family.

nikki said...

I'll check back tonite after work for some GOOD NEWS!

demp5 said...

Okay, the meeting should be over. What is the word?
Praying for great news ~
Meghan

Matthew and Suzanne said...

Hoping that everything goes well.