Embassy Date? URGENT PRAYER!

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: We found out this morning that the U.S. Embassy is requiring more information [not previously required for Embassy appointments] for Judah and Addise. Our case manager said that it was simply additional photos required but another traveling family said additional documents were needed that were not needed beforehand. If that's the case, it's unknown how long it could be to go back and find additional documentation from our kids' birth places [several hours and 6-8 months ago!].

Our 28th Embassy date could fall through! PLEASE PRAY FOR MOUNTAINS TO BE MOVED AND MIRACLES TO HAPPEN - not just for our family but for the 5 other families that were planning on flying to Ethiopia this week.

I'm having a bit of meltdown. Brian and I just prayed together and as he was praying I felt like the Enemy was simply trying to steal some of God's glory in our story. Period. That's not ok. It's all God's. No matter what. But we want for him to get the greatest amount possible. And we really believed God's word and promises through family and friends about bringing them home in 2010.

We are desperately praying...

As some of you may know, we received unofficial word 1 1/2 weeks ago that we had the 28th US Embassy date in Ethiopia. Last Monday we found out that the Embassy hadn't cleared us for travel, but were looking through our documents with a fine tooth comb assuring that everything was in place for the 28th. [Due to another change in policy by the Embassy that occurred on the SAME DAY as our unofficial word!] Our case manager seemed quite positive that we would eventually be cleared for travel, but maybe not until tomorrow (3 days before our flights!!). This morning our case manager called to let us know that the US Embassy wanted more pictures of Judah and Addise to confirm they are the right kids matching the documents. Supposedly those were submitted today Ethiopia-time.

If we do not get the 28th Embassy date, we will really be emotionally heartbroken. It will also be a pretty huge financial hit for us. Bottom Line: we want them home on the 31st!!! We really feel like God gave us some words of promise and hope – through many of YOU! - and just feel like we need to pray against any enemy interference, confusion, or issues.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.