After five years...a family has stepped up to make make Tori their daughter. (Do I hear an Amen?)
What an amazing 48 hours. God was working overtime on Wednesday, and things happened fast. A family that had known Tori's situation, and had adopted through Reece's Rainbow before, was hit hard emotionally by another Reece's Rainbow child who had been listed for years and died in her orphanage. In response to that sad event and a strong prompting from God, this family had JUST decided to put in paperwork to adopt Tori. They decided, logged on the computer, and saw the fully funded grant. Wow.
I do know the name of the mother, but not whether she wants it made public yet. Should they make this journey public through a blog, I'll link to it here. I ask you continue to pray for them, because this adoption breaks some new ground in her home country (no one has adopted from this institution before, but she is available for adoption...and we pray she will be home soon!). And pray for Tori. The situation she is living in, until she gets OUT of that institution, is really very bad.
But this shows you, doesn't it? Children like Tori (who has a new name already, but I'll share let the new mother and father share that!) are wanted and loved. This family had loved her for months. There is a woman connected with Reece's Rainbow who prayed for her for well over two years. The obstacle is the money. Period.
So -- let's rejoice in the ways God works! "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
And...the Fun Run continues, but now, for Anthony.