Monday, August 08, 2005

Prayers for Olesea and Tammy- see comments for updates


I wanted to share this with all of you who faithfully come to this blog and keep up with the antics of the Moldovan government and the mission we work on each and every day in order to change the lives of the children we have been blessed to know and love.

A woman from Nashville, Tammy (on right), has been in Moldova since she arrived with her team a month ago. She and her husband and children decided a year ago to begin the unknown process of trying to get a humanitarian visa for a young girl Tammy had fallen in love with, Olesea, pictured with Tammy on the left.

Though Moldova does grant adoptions of their children, it is very, very difficult to get a child out of the country once they are 16. Tammy and Jerry have been very patient over the last year and faithful to this desire God placed on their hearts. God has continued to bless their faithfulness and patience and obedience which is the only reason they are where they are today (both geographically and with the process).

Below is an email I received from Tammy this morning. Somewhere along the way they came to a bump in the road and there is again a need for mighty prayer. Please join with me in praying for this to worked out, today, and for this family to truly be able to become a family by Olesea being cleared to come home...to Nashville. Pray for Tammy and for her strength and patience and time with God to be one that restores her worried and tired soul. Pray for her family who misses her and who are waiting to become whole. Pray for Olesea. A young girl who is now living each day with joyful highs and disappointing lows. Pray for her heart to be protected and to be strengthened. Thank you all for your prayers.

"I am going to the embassy this morning to see if there is something that they can do to help. Dorel told me last night that it is not actually a missing paper, but concerns from the Moldovan government that she will be 17 soon and before she finishes school she will be 18 and can make her own decisions and what if she doesn't come back. I guess it was going to some appeal process this morning and we are supposed to have an answer today, it was something totally unexpected.If they give approval today, it still has to go to external affairs, but we are going to go there to see if we can get them to do things by Wed. so we can go to the embassy on Thurs or even tomorrow. Just pray they don't deny it all after all of this. I am really stressing over it."

8 comments:

  1. Hello faithful friends and prayer warriors! I will post updates on the comments, so please check here for updates!

    Here is the email from Tammy. Keep up the praying!

    "I think that we had really good news today. We went to the embassy today and I talked to the counselor (whatever he is) and he was very helpful and nice. He wasn't supposed to look at her papers today because it was not Moldovan day, but he said he would. He said everything was fine, we are just missing one signature, we are going to try to
    get tonight and a picture. We got the picture and are working on getting the aunt's signature
    tonight. We are waiting for her to get home. He said he would grant the visa if we came back on Moldovan day. He was happy to call someone in the government but didn't understand why we needed something from them. He said as long as we have a power of
    attorney to get her across the border at the airport, we are good. He doesn't even need that to
    grant the visa. Ms. Galina already had the power of attorney made, she is just going to get it back
    from the government. We talked to Ms. Galina and she said she thought we needed the gov't first,
    but if not,take her and go. They won't look for her anyway. So that is the plan."

    Wow.....please pray for this and encourage your friens to do the same. Also, if you'd like to share an encouraging word here for Tammy, I'm sure she'd appreciate it! Stay tuned!!!

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  2. Tammy,
    Hello! My name is Rhonda and I was on team 1 with Jen and Sweet Sleep, working at the Falesti orphanage in May. Please know that Olesea's situation is being prayed for! I look forward to your updates.

    Rhonda

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  3. Wow...the thought of having such a precious piece of Moldova here in Nashville makes my heart swell! Tammy, you, Olesea and this whole process are in my prayers. God has great plans for this beautiful girl, and I look forward to watching them unfold.

    Emily

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  4. Hey Tammy, remember me?? Christina Gandy???..........anyway, count me in!! I'll be praying for you guys!! Love and miss yall!

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  5. Tammy,
    What an amazing thing you are doing. It takes a lot of strength to do this. My prayer will be that you will have God's strength throughout.
    Brandy:-)
    (from team 1)

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  6. Hello all those checking in...

    I wanted to post this information. It's not from Tammy today, but from another friend we have in Texas, David, who is in just about the same boat as Tammy with a teenage girl named Inga. Here is what he had to say tonight. Please keep both families in your thoughts and prayers...and blog comment posts!

    Jen,

    GOD Willing, Inga and Olesea will have approval from the embassy tomorrow (thursday morning (moldova)). If this occurs, we are trying to get Inga on a flight to the US on Friday. Please keep this in your prayers!!!

    David

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  7. As I write this it is just after midnight, now making it Wednesday Aug. 10, 2005--info which might help avoid confusion.

    In further updates, David has just shared with me that today (the 9th)when Tammy, Olesea and Inga went to the Embassy, the machine to make the Visas was broken. Clearly I don't have to tell you to pray for this!

    As you've read from the above blog, they go back to the Embassy Thursday morning (please keep in mind Moldova is 8 hours ahead of us here in Nashville).

    Thanks all!

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  8. Tammy & David,
    Just want you to know that MANY of us are praying for you and both girls. It is such a wonderful thing that you are trying to do and God is such a MIGHTY GOD! Stay strong! You will continue to be in our prayers!
    Laura Cantrell
    Team 2(Bed Building)

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