Monday, January 25, 2010

What Now....

Because we haven't been on enough of a rollercoaster....

Chareyl arrived at the Embassy today and was notified that the Haitian government has put a freeze on everything. (Anyone else smell UNICEF)

She said they told her that they cannot even give her the paperwork that has been approved until the government gives them direction.

She said that Secretary Clinton and DHS and President Preval, etc, etc are in a meeting right now trying to negotiate things.

The Embassy is turning away all people for appointments and telling them to come back tomorrow.

Chareyl says this is all very political. Haiti had lifted their exit requirements and now they've revoked that and they want to approve every child leaving.

I believe this explains why we stopped getting phone calls yesterday from DHS regarding file approvals.

I also believe there is a reason our miracle flight was arranged for THURSDAY when we wanted TUESDAY.

We need to continue to pray, folks. We need some leaders' hearts softened. We need them to be inspired to find a way for them to process their Haitian Government approval that will make them happy and that our files that are down there will meet.

We have approved I-171Hs, we have pictures of parents and passports and pictures of parents with the children. We have the proof of relationship.

Chareyl says there is NOTHING that anyone in any US government can do. This is a HAITIAN GOVERNMENT decision. It won't matter who is there. You can't fly there and make it any different than what Chareyl is getting. I know you want to DO because that's what PARENTS do.

This time all parents can do is PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. You can get mad. You can cry. Just make sure you move on to PRAY.

We need PRAYERS. WE NEED MIRACLES STILL.

I think we still move forward with faith and book flights (with insurance in case we have to make a change) and move forward trusting that God will DELIVER.

I will keep you posted if I get any more information. Chareyl is going to continue to try to get into the Embassy so that the instant Haiti has a decision we can pick up our paperwork.

I'll keep you posted.

Lori

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you. My heart is with the children of Haiti and those working for the children of Haiti. Continue doing the will of our GOD and He will supply. Unicef, government, and others cannot overthrow the power of God. He is the ultimate decider. May you all continue to be safe and have blessings upon you.

Paula
Advocating for the children of Haiti

Teri said...

I can't imagine a more heart wrenching roller coaster ride.

You are all in our continual prayers.
Teri

Mrs.Spy said...

I will keep praying but I'm also going to swear a little.

The Brown's said...

praying like crazy and EXPECTING to hear good news soon:)

geralyn said...

I am having a complete coronary here for you. You just concentrate on getting Nathan home and finding Jessica. Let me have the meltdown and heart attack for you. As always you remain in my heart and prayers.

My25Cents said...

NO NO NO!! (stomping my feet) This is (in T language) un-freaking-believable. But hold on, this involves you & Haiti, so unfortunately it's not so unbelievable --- and that makes me sad. We refuse to give up on the Lord.
Sending prayers & miracle requests on your behalf.

corilee said...

Our prayers are with you. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Miracles happen every instant. You are already proof of that. The Lord has literally moved mountains to bring you to this moment.

May your heart be full of love (which casts out fear).
May the peace of the Lord be with you (not as the world gives, but as He gives).
What you are, radiates. May the intentions of your soul ripple out and continue to manifest miracles. Remember the feeling of those children in Brent's arms, in your arms.
Angels are working on your behalf. They encircle and support you. The Lord Himself goes before you to prepare the way.
KNOW, that all the Lord's work is to bring children home to loving Parents.
And so it is.

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