Friends, I wish we had more to report at this time.
We do know that our case is still being considered. Still praying for their swift deliverance.
We are very disappointed to report that the children are all still in Goma. No flight has yet come for them. We are tying to dig for answers for this as well. We are learning the depth of the brokenness of the system that has crippled their country and orphaned millions of children. As we share in the sufferings of Christ and reach out to love these children, we are acquiring scars of our own. I never thought it would be this hard. But these scars are not bleeding wounds, they are quickly mended and carefully attended to by our own Father. We have the promise in James 1 that our sufferings and the testing of our faith produce steadfastness. And that steadfastness will have its full effect, that we may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. So we wrestle to count it all joy.
Thank you for checking in and for your faithful support and prayers! God is bigger than all of this. I think we are in the part of the footprints poem when there was only one set of footprints in the sand.