I am laughing right now as I picture a bunch of clan elders, sitting around their grass huts, talking on a cell phone via speaker with an American family that most definitely do not speak Acholi.
With that put aside, I am so grateful for all your prayers. The speaker phone call went just fine, however, the uncle that is causing all the current problems was not in attendance because he went out hunting...Therefore, we will try speaking with him tomorrow. Please pray that the Lord softens his heart and that he understands that we have no ill intentions in adopting his 'nephew' (I use that loosly as he is not blood related). It is very difficult for the people to understand the concept of adoption. They can not honestly understand how someone can love, nurture and raise a child that is, as they say, "not your own." We pray that through our obedience to adopt people will understand the love of Christ!