We Cleared!

Some of you will remember that I (Kirstin) am not very good
at making fingerprints…
We received a phone call tonight that was followed by cheering and happy dances!
We have been assigned an Immigration Officer AND she reports that
all 3 of our fingerprints cleared!
(Since Becca is over 18, she is also required to be fingerprinted by USCIS.)


As we wait to receive our I800a approval from Immigration by mail,
we are working away at grant applications from Show Hope and Lifesong for Orphans.


We are really looking forward to completing our Dossier and being
“DTC” (or Dossier To China).
In the meantime, we try to make a little progress every day while still being truly present to those who are already here at home, and
remember the big picture, taking heed of this reminder…



But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart;
consider what great things he has done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24

Finishing Up Lucy Joy’s Coming Home Puzzle Project!


Do you remember Lucy Joy’s Puzzle Project?
Well, over a year later, we finally have it all together and finished!
I just don’t know what we have been doing with ourselves…
Isn’t it beautiful?


All 1,000 pieces safely sandwiched between two pieces of glass in a mat and frame.
I would say Baba is pretty amazing, if you asked me!

(Because of the two pieces of glass,
we can turn it around and see all the names on the back.)

Lucy thinks it is pretty special.
She tells people with a little smile, “It’s about me.”

Yes, sweet girl, it is… and about so many that love you very, very much.


 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17