Thursday, October 30, 2008

God Has Spoken!

Dearest friends and family the miracle that we all have fervently prayed for has come! Etsegenet  passed through the Ethiopian court system today and she is ours! I cannot express the amazing miracle this is. God has moved and I am in awe. After ten attempts it took us coming to fight for this child ourselves before the hold on Etsegenet was broken and she is set free!  It still will take two weeks for her documents to be obtained (birth certificate and passport) in order to get her visa, but very soon you will meet the most prayed for child in all of Africa!!!  God be praised and glorified for what he has accomplished for his good will. Thank you all for not giving up and never doubting God's sovereign power.  Enjoy the pictures!


19 comments:

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

This is only a miracle from the Lord! What a mighty, mighty God we serve!!!

Jaime said...

hurray!!!

Patty V. said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!

Love,
Patty

Sherry said...

I am just blown away by our God and humbled at what a small piece He allows us to play in these miracles that are from none but Him! We are rejoicing with you! And so is all of heaven! Blessings! - Sherry

Peggy said...

Our God be the Glory!! Amazing and what faith in Him you hve!! Thank you for your model of calm, patience, understanding in His timing and love for the Lord. Welcome Home Girls!! You will truly be loved by all!!

Jim and Peggy in Hastings MN
AWAA DTE 9/12/08 siblings

B DuBose said...

Praise God through whom all blessings flow. I am crying tears of joy for you at this moment.

Kiki:) said...

THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!!! We are *screaming* with joy for this GOOOOODDD NEWS!! Oh what a miracle He has given this beautiful girl & the VanWetten family!!!!!!!!!

whoooooooohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!
We are celebrating with you!!
Kari:)

beBOLDjen said...

Rejoice, rejoice! God is faithful!!! Yeah!!!!

cristie said...

I am speechless! Your daughters are just beautiful and I praise the Lord for answering prayers and getting E through court. May she know how loved she is and how GREAT is our God!
Thank you, Van Wetten's for inspiring so many! Thank you too for sharing your Project Impact information and video with us here in San Antonio. We can only pray that the Lord would poor out his blessings here on the 21st as well. All things are in HIS hands! AMEN!

K.P. said...

What an amazing God we serve. I am so happy for you and for your sweet girl. Safe travels.

KP

Natalie Rae said...

Well, that makes nine!!! Officially! I cannot wait to meet both of my new sisters!!!

Karen said...

Theresa & Ray - we are so happy for you! with love, Karen Wistrom

Nunez Family said...

Oh Ray & Theresa,
My heart skipped a beat hearing this news! Glory to God for bringing the desire of your hearts in to reality! He is sooooooo good.
What amazing miricles you guys got to experience on your trip...Truly the hand of God at work. Those girls have no idea that they are entering in to the most loving wonderful family:)
Love & blessing on your way home!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My, your hearts must be full! Will you have to go back or will one of you be able to stay there until beautiful E can come home?

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I have to keep kleenex by my computer. Wilma

Kathyb1960 said...

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM **ALL** BLESSINGS FLOW!!!

That is so wonderful, and God is sooo good!

Our God is an AWESOME GOD!

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW ADDITIONS TO YOUR FAMILY!

Kathy in West Texas

Apryl said...

An amazing answer to prayer! Praying for all of you as you travel home!
much love,
apryl

Theresa Tate said...

Prais God! I can't wait to meet them in person:)

shawn and tisha said...

God is awesome!!! Praise the Lord!!!
Tisha