Friday, May 24, 2013

A long time a comin'.

Single mommy-ing it up...with eight children!  Leaves little time for blogging.  But, I did manage an update "newsletter." Please email me if you would like a digital copy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A slight delay.

After six hours in a sweltering courtroom, listening to fourteen other cases {murder, rape, land disputes} the judge was handed our files...there just was not enough time in the day...he still had ten plus inmates that were awaiting criminal trials...tears began to spill...but our lawyer pushed..the judge showed compassion and invited us to another be seen in two weeks...apposed to waiting until April...It was recorded that I was present, as was Elyssa's birth father and our social worker...I will be leaving Sunday...counting the days...before three more children are "home."  Pray with us for the upcoming hearing, February 21st...

The last two weeks have been beautiful...fellow missionaries found us a little two bedroom house...where we have enjoyed much laughter and joy...the Lord is truly protecting their little hearts...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Did I mention...

...that three children, namely Elizabeth, Elianah and Ezra are home!!!

They landed on US soil Christmas day.

What a gift.

Thank you Jesus.

Bad photo quality...beautiful children.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Another court date!

We have a court date set for the next three children...February 6th.


Elyssa and Enoch both have a life threatening blood disease, sickle cell anemia. So this court date can not come soon enough.  Please pray for these three, that their hearts would be prepared to go before the judge, be seperatd from their siblings and the traveling thats involved...much of the work is done in the city once the adoption rulings are granted.

P.S. Zane and the first three kids arrive Christmas night, please intercede for Zane, that there would be clearance at every exit and entry point!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You must also help us by prayer...

"You must also help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many."  2 Corinthians 1:11
Dear Saints,

Thank you so much for "helping us by prayer."  We would ask that you continue to lift up our family as well as the ministry in Kitgum.

The Goodens have arrived, with all eleven totes....and five children! Thank the Lord with us for their safe arrival.  Please also pray for the Goodens as they settle into a new life, vaslty different than anything they have ever known.  And for Jennifer as she deals with 100 degree heat, pregnant.

Lift up Ryan as he takes on extra ministry needs while Zane is away.

Elise spent two months with us this past summer.  The Lord opened a way for her to spend her Christmas break {she is in her last year at University} with our children in Kitgum.  Please pray for strength and wisdom as she looks after Elyssa, Ethan, Enoch, Elijah, Ephraim, Eli, Eden and Eston.

Julius and his family have been part of the ministry team since we lived in Entebbe.  Zane was recently able to complete a hut for Julius's family on the Kitgum compound.  Please pray for this family, that they would grow in the Lord while living amongst the other team members.

Elyssa and Enoch, two of our children that suffer with sickle cell anemia, have been fighting one illness after another.  The judge has once again delayed in hearing their case, therefore, it does not look like their adoptions will be finalized until the end of January.  It is hard to be so far from them knowing that their suffering.  Please pray for the hand of God to touch their bodies in a special way.

Summer continues with her lyme disease treatment.  Due to the complexity of her illnesses, the doctor is trying to boost Summer's immune system before starting IV antibiotics. Please pray for healing, medication side effects and continued provisions as insurance does not cover naturopathic medicine.
Zane, Elizabeth, Elianah, Ezra and Brianna Garrett will be arriving Christmas night!  Please pray for safe travels, clearance at immigration and rest.

To date, the Lord has provided over $25,000 to cover adoption fees.  Praise the Lord with us as He has done great things.

We will be settling into our new home on Jan. 3rd.  Please pray for the transition.

With grateful hearts,
The McCourtney's

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our battle is not against flesh and blood...

There is a lot going on in U*anda that I can not share on the web...



Fiery darts.


I am reminded once again that this is a spiritual battle.  By golly, the enemy does not want to let these kids go....and

Because we all believe that God us up to something much bigger than we could ever imagine.

So, would you intercede for us.

That a mighty hedge of protection would surround our children and Zane.

For documents to be processed.

Passports to be issued.

Court dates to be secured.

Safe passage.

And supernatural strength.

If you would like to know more details.  Please, email me {address on the right side bar}

Us...last Christmas

Saturday, November 10, 2012