Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Lains Adoption from Ethiopia

We are very thankful this Thanksgiving season as we are in the process of adopting a beautiful 5 year old little girl from Ethiopia. After receiving approval from immigration we were able to review her information. The night before, we were praying about her and our adoption when Eli asked us to read the story of Deborah in his children's bible. The following morning we got her picture and found out that her name is Dibora which is the Ethiopian version of Deborah! (Her full name will be Acacia Dibora Lain). We are hoping to travel as early as February! The sooner the better!!!

We have been diligently writing grants for this adoption. The adoption will cost around 30,000 dollars total. We have paid 15,000 thus far from savings and we are believing that by His grace He will provide an additional 15,000 dollars through grants and donations from friends and family to be able to bring her home.

If you would like to join us in caring for orphans and help us bring our daughter home, http://www.thelains.blogspot.com now have a Donate Button on our blog page, www.thelains.blogspot.com, that you can use to make a donation via Paypal.

We are VERY thankful for all of you !!! We appreciate your prayers for patience, grace, perseverance, and provision as we wait! We are so thankful for the calling of God on our lives to care for orphans and to bring the good news of the Kingdom with us wherever we go...even to the ends of the earth in Mongolia! We really couldn't do it without you holding us up! We love you all and thank you for your sacrifices of prayer and financial support for His work in our lives overflowing onto others!

May we all praise Him on Thanksgiving day and everyday for the wonderful things He has done. Our King is enthroned on our praises! Thank Him for this awesome Holiday season!

Much love,
Larry and Krista Lain

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lains Prayer request

1. We are moved in to our new rental home with 2 rooms and a kitchen.
2. Though it is below freezing outside most everyday, we are toasty warm (wood-stove and radiator system with hot water heated by the stove)!!!
3. Our home is attached to a very small store plus an extra room...which will be converted into a Chapel/office and Fitness room at the end of the week when the occupants move out. How great of God to give us a house with a Chapel and Fitness room...a dream come true!!!
4. Larry's fitness project is under-way! A few guys have been working out in one of our bedrooms until the fitness room is available.
5. Krista found a potential language teacher to meet with a couple times a week. (Been without a teacher for 2 weeks)
6. Averi and Eli are really enjoying school! Averi started a new dance class! Praise Him for His Provision and His love for the little children!
7. God is meeting with us as we study His KINGDOM and are crying out for His Kingdom to Come in Mongolia as in Heaven!!!

1. Pray for renewal and restoration of our First Love...More of Him and Practicing His Presence!!!
2. Pray that we find new solid language helpers/teachers this month.
3. Pray for Larry's fitness project. That many men will be interested and drawn into community!
4. Pray for Krista as she begins teaching Kindergarten for a new student as well as continues teaching Science. Music, Art etc. in the afternoons. Also pray for her as she teaches English to a few Mongolian children.
5. Pray for us as we seek deeper relationships and understanding as we continue building our new Team.
6. Pray for Opportunities to meet and practice speaking with Kazaks in our community.
7. Pray for His Kingdom to Come and His Power to be demonstrated!

Larry J. Lain