Thursday, July 12, 2007

Please Pray for Spencer and the Wilson Family

The Wilson family lives here and they are in the process of adopting Spencer and Siah, two Liberian kids that are in the Acres of Hope program. They are an amazing family, and I've been so moved by their patience and faith throughout their wait for Spencer.

Spencer is a true orphan who has been living in the Firestone Hospital in Liberia since he was an infant. Acres of Hope and the Wilson Family long to see him able to be a part of a family instead of being a child raised in a hospital, but for some reason, the hospital has fought them and will not release Spencer. They have been waiting for over a year now.

When Patty Anglin, the director of AOH returns to Liberia in August, she is going to work hard to get Spencer released for adoption and home to the family that loves him. Please pray for her efforts and for the Wilson family as they struggle with a wait that is unknown in how long it will be.

My heart broke for Rachel Wilson, when I read this paragraph on her blog today:

When she (Patty Anglin) went with the Petersons to pick up Mama/Ruby from Firestone, Spencer ran to her. She picked him up and he put his hands on her face, making her look
him in the eyes and asked, "Grandma, when is it my turn?" I broke down when she told us that and my eyes are stinging with tears again in the retelling of it. She told him that God has his timing and that neither he nor she has forgotten him. It all just tears my heart out. He wants to come home, friends. My one consolation through all of this has been that Spencer is happy where he's at and oblivious that anything is wrong with his current situation. Now I know that is not the case. I'm undone.

Please pray for this little boy and his waiting forever family. I am so impatient to have Benjamin home and my wait has been nothing compared to what theirs has been. Please pray for peace and comfort for Rachel and her husband, Aaron. Spencer deserves to be in a home and in a family that loves him, instead of growing up as a ward of a hospital. There is going to be a giant celebration when this little boy comes home.

1 comment:

Rae said...

Thank you, Becky, for your love and prayers. It's all we've got and it means so much to me to have so many pleading our case before the throne of grace. :)