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.
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.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Friday, April 10, 2015
I totally missed updating you beautiful peeps with the information that China has given us the Letter of Approval to adopt our Abbi Grace Qin Noll!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!!
While thinking over our plans, we came to the conclusion that Josh and I can't both travel this time. :( We just are not ready to leave Nina without one of us, due to her seizures still be so bad and bringing her, we are afraid, would increase her seizures due to stress. So I am traveling with my sister in law!!!
But Josh and I thought Abbi might fare better with a sibling being with her. We already knew Anna did not like the idea of the looong plane ride (who can blame her!) and Emma had already been asking us over and over, sooo we told Emma if she worked hard to earn her way for her trip, then she could come with me!
She has already applied for a grant that another AP's son (who is planning on traveling very soon) started, to help kids go on their trip to meet their new sibling! We haven't heard back yet, but when Josh asked Emma to really think about why she wanted to go for the application, the girl was in tears! She said she just really missed her sister! (If you have adopted before or are in the process you understand how one can miss someone they have never met! Well kids aren't exempt from those feelings! :))
Soooooo....Emma really wanted to make and sell all kinds of Rainbow loom bracelets to travel to China! So without further ado....here are a few of her creations!!!!
*Other creations will be listed on Facebook on our His Grand Design Page
Thank you So much for helping our Emma meet her sister and experience where her siblings are from!
***UPDATE: My mom gave Emma a few things to make some other bracelets so Emma is busy making both! :) Check out the site above for all of the options!!!!!