Ellis Gang

Monday, October 30, 2006

Still Waiting

Well many have been asking and our blog has not been updated in a while so I thought I would post to let you know that we still have not heard anything about our case. It has been in the Guatemala's Attorney General's Office (PGN) now for 5 weeks. This office is very unpredictable. Some cases are kicked out for one reason or another, some take 10 days and some take 3 months or more. Well we have not been kicked out yet...so we are hoping this means we will not be kicked out, but rather our case will be signed out soon...hopefully this week, but in reality it could be next week or even next month. We have heard the Director, that has to sign off on every single case, Victor Barrios, is quite behind so it is going super slow these days. Please pray for him and that he will be drawn to sign off on our case!!!!

We are so ready for Moriah to come home and for her to meet all of you!!!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

3 months old/In PGN/What do you think of my hair?
Today we received these updated pictures of Moriah, (they were taken on October 6, 2006- her three-month-old birthday). On September 26, 2006 Moriah’s case went into the Procuraduria (PGN). We also refer to this as the Attorney General’s office of Guatemala. This is the second to last stage of Moriah’s file before she can come home to live with us for good! The average wait in PGN right now is 5-10 weeks, and of course we are praying for a miracle that she can get out even sooner than this. Please pray for Victor Barrios and his reviewing staff that Moriah’s case will have favor and she can come home soon. After her case is approved, it will be about 1 week to a month before we can go and pick her up. Again, thank you all so much for your continued prayers!
In this months update, Moriah’s report shows her now weighing 12.5 lbs and measuring 60.5 cms. Gloria her foster mom reports that she smiles a lot and can now lift her head up 45 degrees while lying on her stomach.
So, WOW!!! Look at all of her hair! I guess fast growing hair is common in Guatemalan’s. Just from the time we visited her a month ago her hair has grown so much, and Gloria said she gave her a little hair cut 2 weeks ago.
God has been teaching us a lot about faith and depending on him in this current (emotional) waiting period of life.
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD:
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.”
-Psalm 84:1-2

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Shower of Blessings
We went to Sulphur, Oklahoma this weekend for a baby shower honoring our precious Moriah Joy Estefania Ellis. We were so blessed by all of the wonderful gifts and generosity. We thank each and everyone of you for your kindness and love! Moriah is blessed to have such caring and wonderful, friends and family. We know she will love each one of you and can’t wait to meet y’all.