I will not leave you as orphans I will come to you. John 14:18
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Things were moving so quickly and smoothly it kind of took us by surprise when we were told some troubling news last Thursday evening regarding our court order. Things are being put on hold for the time being until the court elects a new Chief Justice. All of the judges (including ours) are at a workshop in Entebbe and they are being held in a building until they vote and elect a Chief of Justice. Our judge has signed our court order but she can't hand it over until she is released from this workshop; Nothing can go in or come out, so we can't get our hands on our signed court order until they vote. They are saying they hope to have a final vote no later than next Friday. The workshop runs until July 19th but if they vote and elect someone sooner than the 19th, it is possible for our courier to go to Entebbe to retrieve our court order. However, after we get our signed court order we still have to deal with things at the embassy and get a visa for Maisy - time frame for that is unknown at this point. Our flights are booked for Wednesday, July 17th but right now, it looks as though we have to suspend or cancel our flights until further notice.
It is hard to hear news like this when we are already home-sick and when we thought we would be boarding a plane on Wednesday, but despite being a little teary-eyed about not being able to come home as soon as we thought, we haven't lost sight of all the good that has happened and the blessings we have been given. We continue to thank God for making all of this possible - because of the Lord and His will for us, we are here in Uganda with our soon-to-be daughter!
Please pray with us for a Chief Justice to be elected this weekend so that things will be announced Monday. If this happens, we will be able to send our courier back to Entebbe to retrieve our signed court order on Tuesday, which will then allow us to go to the embassy on Wednesday.
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ."