Monday, November 22, 2010
Pray for Faith
We need you to pray. Again. I know that we've come to you, our family, friends, and church on so many occasions over the last two years with prayer requests for our daughter Faith. We asked you to pray when children services was making their final decision about weather or not they would send Faith home... God granted us favor. We asked again for prayer when the case went to trial for permanent custody... again, God granted us favor. Well, here I am again asking you to pray one more time.
This is the end. Faith's case goes tomorrow (Tuesday Nov. 23) before the 9th district court of appeals. They will make the final decision about weather or not we will adopt the child that we've raised since her birth two years ago. The court is made up of three judges, Carla Moore, Clair Dickinson, and Beth Witmore. Please pray for them by name. There will be no oral arguments, no lawyers, no testimony, no witnesses. These three people will read the transcript of the original permanent custody trial and the briefs filed by both sides, and then they will make a decision. We will be notified of their decision in 60-90 days. Please pray that once more, God grants us favor. I am begging you to understand the finality of the situation. This is it. Aside from the supreme court, there is no further court to appeal to, there will be no further motions to file. This is truly the end of Faith's journey as a foster child, one way or the other. Please fast and pray with us today and tomorrow, and as we wait.