Prayer Requests

Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20

Overall Prayer Requests as We Expand our Team:
Our marriage
Travel mercies
Jet lag
Language barrier
Spiritual warfare
Political safety
Culture shock

Prayers over the process:
Acceptance from our boys
Bonding for all 7 of us
Favor over our timelines (pray they are home by Easter)
A kind judge
Acceptance of our paperwork as-is

Prayers over the trip (note: Kiev is 8 hours ahead of Houston):
The way over: depart Houston Feb 21 at 6:55pm; 6-hour layover in Frankfurt; land in Kiev 9:45pm Feb 22
The way back (for all but Ben): depart Kiev 5:55am Mar 20; 6-hour layover in Frankfurt; land in Houston 7:20pm Mar 20
(pray for luggage, passports, traveling with young kiddos, etc.)

Prayers over our boys:
Come to know Jesus personally—soon
Feel safe, secure, and loved in their new family
Bond quickly with sisters and mom and dad
Smooth transition as cross-cultural kids
Learn English, while still retaining Ukrainian

Prayers over our girls:
Continue to feel safe, secure, and loved in their growing family
Bond quickly with brothers
Patience and grace with brothers and mom and dad

Prayers once we're home:
Our marriage
Transition to a family of 7
Family bonding time—true connection
Language barrier
Establishing rules/boundaries
Culture shock 
Decisions about schooling

Thank you for your prayers!