Melodrama to Miracles

Yikes! This week the adversary of all that’s good played melodrama to an extreme, heaping relentless crisis to a fever pitch of tragic haplessness, trying to leave us emotional barren…  Melodrama worms it’s way in, tempting us to latch onto its nail-biting, anxiety-driven, whirlpool of sensationalism…

Melodrama 1: 
Henry’s adoption… unstable rules, months of delays, 15 times in court, lost files, absent judges, missing lawyers, neglected reports…

Packed court left us standing in the hall listening for our case to be called.
Melodrama 2: 
Unexplained sicknesses… 
reoccurring fevers, body aches, unreliable lab results, 
too much vomit…

Melodrama 3:
  Violent thugs… 
vandalize the church, welded shut the entrances, threatened those 
going for prayer, graffiti warning people to stay away...

Our Creator never intended us to be overcome by all the exaggerated predicaments 
authored by the enemy of our souls. No, God wants us to ignore the commotion, 
enjoy the story and trust Him to write the final scene.   
He changes melodrama to miracles.

Miracle 1:   
The judge declared we are FINALLY, LEGALLY, OFFICIALLY Henry family forever! 
Yippee Jesus! Psalm 68:6 - God sets the lonely in families. We are grateful to be 
Henry's family. God rescued an abandoned baby boy, placed him in a good orphanage till 
He joined us together. Such beautiful justice from His amazing grace - a son!

Henry sharing sweets at the orphanage where he lived for almost 4 years.
Rocking the family bliss, although Baba looks a bit confused.
Miracle 2:   
 The undiagnosed sickness is leaving just as abruptly as it came.The boys
consistently tested negative for typhoid and malaria. Thank God!

(Imagine smiling children and empty vomit buckets.)

Miracle 3:   
The authorities dealt with the thugs and the corrupt man who seeks evil. No one 
was hurt, and more people came to church to see what all the fuss was about. 
The leadership team worked well supporting one another and the church.

WE ARE THE CHURCH!  Beautiful, brave sisters proving the enemy wrong!
      Gates of the church open wide for all to enter and pray.
God provided security.
Freedom to worship without fear!
 Please keep praying with us as the Lord takes what the adversary means for 
bad and turns it around for good.
  • Continued successful training as we move programs and projects to the church Resource Center (which was not vandalized at all!).  May the leadership team and staff keep communicating the vision to biblically help the poor by using viable, sustainable ministry tools.

  • The mamas of the two accountability support groups remain faithful, to grow spiritually, and build wholesome relationships in serving others.  May they prosper to pay school fees. May their children develop well and seek the Lord.

  • As we work on exiting this compound and make plans to travel stateside, we need paperwork completed – adoption order, certificate, passport, visa and plane tickets. We have to make a few trips to Nairobi offices to secure these documents. We also maintain a full schedule of ministry responsibilities. May our kids thrive and process their experiences well. May the Lord provide and protect us.
We are sincerely blessed by your kindness to remember us and those we love in Kenya.
Asante sana for your prayers, support and encouragement.
hugs from the haugers Ooo0o