Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.

Ephesians 1:5-6

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 1:17

Monday, November 18, 2013

More Paper Work and a Huge Praise

We had to get an early start to our day today for more paper work. We weren't really looking forward to it as we would be seeing Nina's orphanage director again and we weren't sure how that would go and we knew how done Isac got with his paper work. On the way there our guide was telling us again how we needed to be ready to pay the 800 fee again if nothing got changed and Josh assured her he would not. He asked her to please represent them and our opinions. We told her we had been given much money from our friends, family and church and we had what we were told to bring and because of the high fees we only had what we had. When it was our turn to officially adopt Nina the head of the civil affairs came in. Our guide talked to him about our feelings with the fee. He told us to write an application explaining our reasons and then they would decide if they were going to approve it. We went through the rest of the process and while we were finishing up we started our application.When she took it from us Josh must of read the fear on my face, he looked at me and said, "remember who goes before us." Sigh, I love that man! (Basically just writing out what I just said.) A few seconds later our guide said, "you should give the gift to the official since he just approved you not paying the fee." (The gifts we brought are for different officials, it's a Chinese tradition to give gifts to people who do work for you. They aren't very big, I gave packets of pollpri and hand sanitizers from Bath and Body works with those little cases. But you wouldn't normally give one to this man because he isn't one you see unless your causing problems like us lol)
After that we had one more stop at the police station for the visas and were were DONE!!!
We went back to the room and hung out and played for the rest of the night.
Josh made a trip to the grocery store to get a few things and he couldn't find the wipes so he was asking the workers. He said he couldn't get them to understand what he was saying so he was trying to point to things and act it out, he said he even went as far as pretending to wipe his butt!!!! LOL *He's going to hate me for that but that's part of the experience! SOOO funny! Ahh wish I had a camera!! HE thought it would be better if we didn't try and bring the kids to the store just yet. I didn't mind not going lol.


1 comment:

  1. So happy it worked out for you! After hearing your story, I ask the my agency and they said every provence is different in regards to these find ads and the amounts that they charge. I am surprised your agency to not give you a head up. I would talk to them about it when you get back. Others need to be warned and prepared for this!