Matt and Heather Powell are friends of ours and have been in the process of adopting from Haiti the past couple years. You can learn more about them here. Heather was also a Shameless Woman last year. 

They just sent this prayer request and gave me permission to spread the word. Please pray. 

“We were minutes from getting Izaiah’s visa to go home when a case worker made an abrupt decision to launch an investigation on the birth mother’s death certifcate, which could take months.  We are clearly in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare.

The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.  The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.  Psalm 37:12-15

We need your help. Pray God changes this case worker’s mind immediately, and that the enemy’s plans will be defeated.

Here’s the plan:

We have an awesome lady fired up in Senator Mark Kirk’s office who will call Monday morning and try to talk with her. Depending on how that goes I’m going to show up at the Embassy in the afternoon and try to talk with her.  At a glance, the docs do look strange, but if she gives us a chance to explain the how and why, and how the Director of National Archives took several steps to verify and record the legality of the document, she should be able to see the logic.  It is frustrating that this already was investigated by USCIS (and Haiti), but a split second decision by a person not knowing the facts can be such a problem.

The plan sounds like it should be no problem, but let me remind you the enemy is trying every last attempt before he completely loses this victory.  Also, the Embassy here does what they want and are not easily affected or swayed by US govt that do not work inside the walls of the compound.  They’re very difficult to deal with, and they/she DOES have the legal authority to launch this investigation. 

If she doesn’t change her mind right away, we will email out a plan B of how you can help us bombard the appropriate sources to push for justice.  We want to give this lady a chance first to hear us out and see the facts before we have millions of people pushing her.  We feel that could entice her to try to prove she was right and therefore make the problem worse. 

Lord, you can speak the words and it is done.  Speak it and a mountain moves.  You can change the heart and mind of entire nations.  We just ask that you soften and change the heart of the person responsible for this so she can understand the simple truth that the birth mother is dead, and further effort redundant and unnecessary. To you be the glory for the victory we are about to see. ” 

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