‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Important Meeting

There is an important meeting happening on Monday concerning Anya. Although I cannot say anything more than that, I am asking for prayers. Please pray that those meeting will have an open heart and do whatever is possible to get Anya here before the year is out. Please also pray that they will feel the urgency of the situation and not 'table' the issue. Nastia and I have finally come to the decision that if we do not get promising news on Monday, we will begin planning to move temporarily to Siberia...( for a year, we're thinking.)

Anya has simply reached her limit in waiting. She needs our direct support. Calling once a week and sending care packages is not cutting it. I'm not sure how we will make the move, but I know God does. It's in His Hands. If those in a position to help cannot bring Anya to us, we will do the next best thing -- bring US to Anya.

 Of course, our hope is that we will get good news soon, but if not, we are committed to doing what is best for our WHOLE family, not just what is best for the two of us. Your prayers are needed, wanted and appreciated!


  1. Praying for all of you!

  2. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Prayers are headed your direction!!!

  3. The amount of sacrifice you are willing to give to your children is eye opening and heart warming. I hope you all the best in whatever direction the winds send you. Good luck with the meeting.

  4. Praying for you tonight. I am feeling a lot of optimism .....

  5. I hope the meeting goes well. There is the law, and then there is the right thing to do. It's so simple.

  6. We'll be praying.

  7. Thank you for sharing this; I will be keepng the situation in prayer today.

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  9. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Love you and praying for you and your whole family. I'm so proud of you, Keri. Love, Wendy

  10. Praying that whatever happened yesterday brings you another step closer to Anya. Just left a donation on paypal...missed the place to leave a comment within that process (someone hanging on my arm distracted me I think) so just wanted you to know. My kids wanted to help and added to it what they could. Please use it for whatever you need on this journey. God bless, Jennifer


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