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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids. The top photo of our family is the day we met the twins, just before their 4th birthday. We were granted custody of them on their 5th birthday.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Howerton Happenings

So, here is the latest scoop of what is going on. Today we put in all our paperwork to form a religious association here in Romania. To give us the legal rights to do what we do here and also the right to open a children's home etc. We will take it to court in 3 more weeks and then it will be official.

On September 28 we are official permanent residence and we will go directly to the social worker to see if Ioana is still in the system.I have complete peace about the process we are going to start and know that God is in charge no matter how frustrating it will be and look forward to seeing what children God places with us.

Drew is loving kindergarten. He is just a cutie! I love dropping him off and picking him up and seeing him in his classroom. The classrooms have been redone and are really nice and clean and modern. I have a parents meeting this afternoon. I hope to take crafts for his class to do and other things and help out if they will let me. His teachers are Doamna Dora and Doamna Ramona, please pray for them. We change his shoes when we get to school to "house shoes" kind of like slippers. The slippers we bought him don't stay on his feet though so I need to get him a different pair.

Our weather is shifting from summer to fall. We have cool crisp mornings and warm afternoons. We have picked our apples and have apple sauce for the winter. I love the cooler weather.

We are excited and praying about the Louk family coming to help us out in church and to start a ministry to orphans with the help of our church here in Lugoj. They have just completed a 3 week trip to Romania and then spent another week in Poland with friends.

We are looking forward to having my sister and bother in law...oh I mean brother in law (just kidding Al) here for Christmas. Better known as Uncle Al and Aunt Gigi. Nate won't know what attacked his cheeks!

Nate is 15 months old. He is loud and stubborn and always wants to eat. He loves to talk and carry on a conversation with others. It will be interesting to see what language he starts to speak first.

So, that is a little update in family news. Church news...we have had a lot of visitors pop in and out lately. Pray that we will make time to visit them. Also pray for us and some big decisions we have to make.


Rebekah Moffett said...

I am SO excited about what God is doing in your life and ministry. God is so awesome. It just makes me want to squeal--and you know I am NOT a squealer. :)

Ellis Murphree said...

Hello Howertons!

Baron pointed me here from Facebook - I'll spend some time here getting "caught up" with you guys. What a blessing to see how the Lord is working in your lives....