Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hopeful news from Rancho Maranatha

Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! (1Ch 16:8)

Well, where should I start...? We have been waiting on the Lord, but at the same time knocking on all the doors we could think of. WE WANT OUT GIRLS BACK! We kept saying. Yesterday was Trini's 14th birthday (one of the girls DIF took), we wanted so bad to get permission to visit her, to bring a birthday cake to her. We could not get a permission. We bought a cake and sent it with a note...

Today, again, we kept making phone calls, seeing people in Navojoa, but really nothing we could see, seemed to be happening....the lawyer in charge of DIF Navojoa, told us again, how much she wanted to help us, how she had no problem with us seeing the girls, even getting them back, but had to wait for the proper authorities to do the investigation, and till they said everything was okay, she really couldn't grant us a permission to even see them.

Back home today, although we were sad, we were still convinced God was on the throne,  just Dan & myself were here, (Carla, MarilĂș & Lolis were in Navojoa with Cindy and her children), when one of the lawyers that  searched our house on Friday, showed up with the District Attorney from Hermosillo in charge of the investigation. Wow! We were pretty amazed this important man had come to see us in our house.

They sat with us, drank coffee, and we talked. He told us that as soon as the report had gotten to him, he knew right away we were victims, and that there was nothing to accuse us about. He said that that was why nothing had transpired in the news, they didn't want to harm us in any way, he said.

The adoptions, including Trini's, were done illegally, and will have to be done again, the birth certificates will be revoked. But he said, (the District Attorney), that he will personally make sure that the procedures, having to be done again, are done quickly. He told us he would be our spokesman.

He said that us being so willing to cooperate with the authorities right away was a sure sign of our innocence too. We greatly rejoice in our Lord, our Defender, our Deliverer! I know many of you are right now rejoicing with us too! THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR AWESOME SUPPORT TO US IN THIS TIME OF ANGUISH! WOW! WHAT TRUE FRINEDS WE HAVE IN ALL OF YOU!!! 

Tomorrow we will present ourselves to declare against Lic. Ceballos. I know you will be praying for us and for that I am so thankful. We want to glorify our Lord in all that we do, and in all that we say, may the Lord help us to do just that!

Daniel's perspective: It's truly been a difficult time knowing that the girls are not at home where they belong. It's so hard to not be able to protect and defend your children when the authorities are involved. I know that our Redeemer, our Rock and our Refuge is God Almighty and He neither sleeps nor slumbers. I haven't been able to sleep myself so I've had a lot of time for prayer. I want to thank first of all our God. He has surrounded us with people that love us and have been laboring in prayer. In the second place I want to thank all of you for praying with us and waging war against the enemy. The battle isn't over. The girls will hopefully be home tomorrow and then we will be able to truly rest. Then of course, the battle will continue for their souls. 
Again, thanks and please keep the prayer cover up!

Maranatha! Jesus come soon!
God bless you all,
Daniel & Ana