Another update! We were not able to discuss any details with the kids yesterday, however, we did have a wonderful time with them, and said goodbye with a chorus of " Can't wait to see you in Zholty Vody," from everybody. We left Berdyans'k this morning at 5:00 and arrived in ZV today about noon, got checked into the hotel (really nice rooms!) and then Roma set us up with a taxi to Dnipropetrovsk (2 hours away), where we were able to get to the notary just in time! Amazingly enough, the young woman (Yulia) who was hired to translate for us at the notary's office saw the childrens' passports and said, "I know them!" She said she had had another appointment, but cancelled it because she felt led to come to ours. There are over a million people in Dneprop., and we just "happened" to have her as our translator. She knew nothing of our adoption before this and in fact was hired by the notary, not one of our facilitators. It turns out that she worked with the Mahy's in the past, is a believer, and had visited Katya and the boys at the orphanage in ZV. She just kept saying "Praise God!" and so did we. In fact, Lisa just couldn't stop crying because she was just so overwhelmed with the Lord's provision for us yet again! What an awesome God we serve!
We continue to be amazed and awed by the way God works, and we are so blessed! Roma spoke with Rimma (the orphanage director) today. She seemed very favorable towards our adoption and has agreed to allow us to see the children again this Sunday from 10:00 till noon. So, we are going to rest up tomorrow, and if all goes well, we hope to know something from the kids by Monday. If all goes well, then the next phase of the process will start.
Blessings to you all, and thanks for continuing with us!