Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Season












Finally we have been getting some much needed rest. The last 2 weeks or so have been wonderful! We are so thankful for the Lord providing time for us to slow down and rest in Him. We've still been busy - birthday parties, CR meetings, Christmas shopping, House Church, toddler activity, the zoo, visitors, etc. - but it's all been enjoyable.


A mom (Linda) whose daughter is from the same orphanage Libby is from recently visited Xu Wen SWI and spent several days with the orphange director and staff. Linda purchased a computer for the director and since the director's daughter speaks English we now have a way (through email) to be in touch with the people who cared for Libby during her first 9 months. I can't tell you how thrilled I am about that. We've already received a post card from the orphanage which is in the process of being translated and today we sent our first email to the staff with updated photos of Libby. This will be a huge blessing to the staff -but especially to Libby over the years to come. Xu Wen took incredible care of our little girl before we could get to her and we are exceedingly grateful!

We have several prayer requests at this time:

My dad (Dennis Graham) will be having a heart catheter on Tuesday at 10 AM eastern time. The cardiologist found 2 blockages that brought him to the decision that dad needed the catheter done. Please pray that they see exactly what's going on and they have wisdom from above on how to bring healing.

My brother is currently looking for a job. It's not an urgent situation, but he'd really like to find the job that God has for him.

Billy's family - Billy and Winky Foote and Wendy and Robbie Tompkins have been facing the huge challenge of putting Billy's grandparents into assisted living. Along with moving them to the facility they've had to straighten out bills, banks, and clean their home. It's been a really tough, physically draining time and I know they'd appreciate prayers for them to be strengthened and given rest.

Libby has been blinking and squinting a lot lately so we took her in for an eye Dr. appt. today. The doctor said the squinting and blinking is from allergies so he gave us some allergy eye drops for her. But the doctor also said Libby is more nearsighted than she should be at this age and he believes she'll need glasses by this time next year. I'm asking Jesus to correct her vision if that is in His will.

Our friends T. and K. and their daughter are missionaries in an Asian country right now. They have all come down with a virus that has made them all very sick. Please ask Jesus for their healing and for their bodies to be restored to health quickly.

Lastly, we are in the process of making some big decisions about our ministry on the road. Please pray for guidance - that we will do exactly what God desires - even if it's CRAZY! All glory to Him!

We love you all!

Cindy Foote

4 comments:

Alli said...

As I read your post I prayed and will continue to stand with you in prayer for these things! Thank you for keeping us updated! Love you!

megan said...

Libby has the MOST beautiful eyes!!! She is so cute!!! God Bless!

Jenn Gager said...

Praying!!

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for you and your family, dear Cindy! How very exciting to be in touch with the orphanage that way...sounds like God is singing there, too :)

Praying for your Daddy and for all the other things. You are greatly loved!
In Him,
Holly