A Path Redirected

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. ~Isaiah 55:8

When plans change, is He still good?  When things don’t line up quite like you had planned, is He still good?  When you don’t get the answers that you want, is He still good?

YES!

God has redirected our path and it doesn’t look like it did when we first moved to Honduras.  Shortly after our move, we had the pleasure to meet our girls’ birth mom.  We quickly saw the genuine love and care between her and the girls.  We began to ask questions about resettlement into their family and were told that was not an option at the time.  Their mom continued to come for visits about once every few weeks or so.  The more and more we watched the girls interact with their mom, the more we felt God leading our hearts to somehow help her.  We began to pray for God to show us how to help and asked that He make it clear if we were to advocate for her to have the girls back in her care full time.

About a week ago, our social worker came to the house for a visit and had some big news to share.  She had decided to place the girls back with their mom.  At first, our hearts sank but God quickly gave Nick and I a peace that only He can give.  There are many mixed emotions, but we are confident that God is in this.

We are going to be working with our Social Worker and their mom to create a plan that allows us to help them for a certain period of time while she gets on her feet soundly and then can care for the girls 100%.  The transition time, at this point, looks like about a month.  The girls will continue to live with us and we will be foster parents until the Social Worker is ready to resettle them with their mom.

We feel that God has opened our eyes to the realization that not all kids need to be taken from their biological families, but instead some families desperately need the right support group to come alongside them.

Where does that leave us?  We are still working to love on the girls while they are in our home.  Flor wants to be baptized in the next week or two – Praise God!  We are still working with the EFP school & loving on the girls in the ministry.  We are still certain God called us to serve the people of Honduras.  We still believe that He is good!

Here’s a photo we took of the girls with their brother and mother.

Hana (mom), Flor, Stephanie, Antonio, & Nahomy

Hanna (mom), Flor, Stephanie, Antonio, & Nahomy

Please pray for their family that God would heal what is broken & make this resettlement successful.  Please pray for wisdom for us to know how to best help during this time.

God doesn’t ask us to have it all figured out, He just asks us to trust Him, and that is exactly what we will continue to do!

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  4 comments for “A Path Redirected

  1. Marcinda Redburn
    September 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Keeping you all in our prayers… God is good ALL the time… He has you all in the palm of His hand. Blessings on you for trusting in His infinite wisdom, and continuing down the service path, even though you can’t see exactly where the path may lead you. BIG hug from me to you!!

  2. Grandmother
    September 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    YES, YES, YES!!! Good for you… God is still good!!!

  3. Kelley
    September 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Oh wow… LOTS and LOTS of prayers for this time of transition! Asking that God gives you all peace when the time comes for the girls to return to Hanna. I just know your families will bless each other beyond measure. Foster parenting is tough- love recklessly and let yourselves grieve when you need to!

  4. Gerry
    September 17, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Wow! What a selfless decision. Proud of you guys!

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