Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 47: GOTCHA DAY!!!!!

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
God sets the solitary in families;
He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;

Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
Sing out the honor of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!

Come and see the works of God;
He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.
He turned the sea into dry land;
They went through the river on foot.

Oh, bless our God, you peoples!
And make the voice of His praise to be heard,
Who keeps our soul among the living,
And does not allow our feet to be moved.

You laid affliction on our backs.
You have caused men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

Come and hear, all you who fear God,
And I will declare what He has done for my soul.
I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.

If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!

O sing to the Lord a new song,
For He has done wonderful things,
His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
The Lord has made known His salvation;

He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
With the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.

- Psalms 66, 68, and 98


  1. So happy for you all. The boys look great and you all look so happy. May God continue to bless your whole family.....God is so awesome.

  2. Did you feel the mountains tremble?
    Did you hear the oceans roar?
    When the people rose to sing of
    Jesus Christ the risen one

    Did you feel the people tremble?
    Did you hear the singers roar?
    When the lost began to sing of
    Jesus Christ the risen one

    And we can see that God you're moving
    A mighty river through the nations
    And young and old will turn to Jesus
    Fling wide your heavenly gates
    Prepare the way of the risen Lord

    Open up the doors and let the music play
    Let the streets resound with singing
    Songs that bring your hope
    Songs that bring your joy
    Dancers who dance upon injustice

    Did you feel the darkness tremble?
    When all the saints join in one song
    And all the streams flow as one river
    To wash away our brokeness

    And here we see that God you're moving
    A time of Jubilee is coming
    When young and old return to Jesus
    Fling wide your heavenly gates
    Prepare the way of the risen Lord

  3. Jamie you look so happy!! AH what an amazing event! God is so so so very good :D I'm really excited! Everyone looks happy and ready to start a new life!

  4. HALLELUJAH!!! These Psalms say it all!!! Praying for your safe journey home!!!


  6. Congrats! I had to check the date as thought I missed some posts, because Valentin looks to have grown. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but when saw his picture I thought 'whoa! Look at him, so big and so much hair'.

    ywilbur (too lazy to sign in at work)

  7. So so happy for you!! What a beautiful post! The look on Valentin/Donya's face in the video as you were riding in the car - priceless. He adores you!

    Thank you for listening to God's voice.
    Thank you for rescuing Valentin and Joey.
    Thank you for sharing your journey.
    Thank you for all you do, even when it's hard.
    Thank you for being a Godly example.

    Congratulations! So excited for the boys and your family.

  9. Congratulations! I am so glad you have the boys. I have followed along on your journey. We have been praying for you all. We will continue to do so. Glory be to God!

  10. So very very happy! Singing with you here!

  11. Yeah! I've got tears in my eyes as I eat my late lunch. So happy for you!
    Holly S

  12. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))!

  13. awesome! this is great. Congratulations. The boys are beautiful. blessings

  14. I am ready to cry at this post. Amazing. Beautiful. Congratulations!

  15. I am crying tears of JOY for you!! Can't wait to meet your new additions to your beautiful family. Love ya guys!

  16. Yayyeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! God is so, so awesome....and so are you guys! THANK YOU for hearing the call and for GOING! So wonderful. Thank you for making my day so much sweet.

  17. Praise God! He is so good! It has been wonderful to share your journey these last few days.

  18. Yay God!! This is the best day!! I am soo happy for you guys and excited to see what God has done!!
    We are still praying for you as you adjust and get home and everything too!! Big internet hugs!!

  19. Congratulations!! Prayers for a safe flight!

  20. Awesome! Makes me want to cry! I'm so happy for you AND for the boys, that they are getting a second chance at life. Thank you Jesus!

  21. Praising out Lord Jesus Christ with you!!!

  22. Congratulations! I can't wait to see his progress at home, and the 2 brothers forging their relationship.

  23. Beautiful..simply beautiful. ♥

  24. You guys rock!! Thank you for letting us follow you on your family's journey.

  25. Tears of absolute pure JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING! Praying for a great journey home! So happy your sons are now on there way home to meet their siblings! Your blessed parents and they are so blessed two! So thrilling to see these little boys out of their orphanages! Thanks for sharing this amazing, joyous journey with us! GOd is GREAT! God Bless you all! ((HUGS))

  26. Yay!!!! So awesommeeeeeee!!!!!!

  27. How AWESOME is our God!! How WONDERFUL to see that these precious boys are FINALLY going HOME with their forever family!! I don't even know you guys (obviously lol) but it brings tears to my eyes seeing those photos of them leaving the orphanages! Praise God! And seeing that sweet photo of Joey in the bathtub, and the boys doing things we all take for granted--what a blessing--ty for sharing! Can't wait to read you guys are back home!!

  28. I love that not only do you have the boys and they have you but now they also have each other!

  29. Jamie!!!! It's finally here!!! I can't wait to see how they transform at home. PLEASE keep the blog going and update with pictures and recaps of how they do.

  30. Praise God! They are free at last. Valentin's eyes look so much brighter than they have ever been. I believe there is a completely different child in there waiting to come alive when all the sedatives are out of his system and he feels the peace and comforts of home and a loving, stable family. I will be watching and waiting with delight to see the miraculous transformation I believe God has in store for these boys. Praying for a safe and peace filled journey home.

  31. I am just so Happy that the Lord made a way for you to bring these boys HOME! My heart and eyes have been opened from the ministry of RR. I will keep you in my prayers and I ask that God Bless you daily with his favor and blessings from above. I just want to thank you for listing to the voice of God in your lives and for reaching out in love to change their lives. You and your family are AWESOME!!!!!!!
    My husband and I are praying that if this is what He wants us to do ,then He will direct us and lead our path as well.
    I am so blessed by reading this and watching your video , this has been the best part of my night, thank you for sharing for others to witness just how Good GOD is!
    Be Blessed!
    Andrea in Tn from RR Group.

  32. Gotcha day finally came for you guys. How awesome! I am so happy to see that the boys are so loved. I loved the pictures and videos. Many hugs your RR family.

  33. YAY! I've literally been checking everyday hoping to see this post!! So wonderful to see them out of those gates and out of that crib! So sweet to see the boys squeeky clean and in your loving care. It give me hope that eventually I'll be carrying my boy home too.

  34. I just can't stop crying! I'm so excited for these wonderful boys to begin their new lives as part of your family. What an amazing journey awaits them--and you! Valentin's smile as he gazed up at you on the train was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Can't wait to hear more about Gotcha Day and all their wonderful new experiences with you.

  35. This is what LOVE can do! :D Crying with joy!

  36. Praise God! Crying here too. May He be ever with you as you bring home your boys and continue to raise your children in the light.