Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father ... James 1:17

Monday, November 1, 2010

High Highs and Low Lows

We will be on the plane bound for our daughter in Ethiopia in less than 4 days! I am SO filled with emotion there are no words to adequately express what is in my heart.
However, the enemy is hard at work trying to distract and discourage here in the Porter family. We refuse to let him!! We have experienced some unexpected circumstances this past week, but I was reminded of the first verse we learned last year:
Gen 50:20 "You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
We are also holding steadfast to:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Satan may have thought he pulled the rug out from under us, but we will land on our feet through the power of Christ Jesus!
We rejoice in all the unknowns that this weeks holds because we know that God is going before us. And we look forward, with sweet anticipation, to all the firsts that next week has in store because we know that Christ Jesus and ordained them from the beginning of time.

Thank you for continuing to pray for our family!


  1. Praying for safe travels for court!

    What a great post - have to give it a hearty "amen!"

  2. Hi Porters-

    I have been following along your blog with high interest. . because we too are a YWAM family. . waiting on our court date call. Our son is 12 hours away from the capital as well. . perhaps he is there with your Mary-A (I think that is her name??). We also long to bring our 3 older kids to Ethiopia with us. . so that is why I am following along. Wondering. . did you get shots for your kids?? Ok. . I know you leave in like 3 days. . no pressure to email me. . .just know I am praying. . praying for your new daughter but also the 4 kiddos that are coming along. . that God will use this trip to plant seeds and give vision. . and oh! what an investment in their lives!! Thanks for bringing them along!! I will also pray in regards to this post that you will fight well. . .and that satan will leave ya'll alone. . .I am excited for you and your family!!!!