Preston Party of Six

Preston Party of Six

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our Red Thread Map and Chinese Visas!!!

This is what I wrote in my very first blog on October 28, 2012:

A Chinese legend says that when a child is born there is an invisible red thread that connects him or her to the people who are destined to be part of his or her life.  While we cannot see the thread, over time its effects are seen as people become connected and their lives are interwoven. We don't believe in legends, but we most certainly believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is calling us to the ministry of adoption, whereby our lives will be interwoven forever with a little girl from China.  This is the story of our family's journey to our new daughter, known only by God at this point in time, but known in our hearts as one we will call our own, for we believe that "God sets the lonely in families" (Psalm 68:6).
Since March 25, 2013, we have known who our daughter would be, He Tong (soon to be Jenna Jean Preston) from Guangdong Province, China. 

Then TODAY, I picked up this beautifully framed Red Thread Map that my dear friend, Andrea Sisler, made.  Andrea is with Lifeline, our adoption agency, and she is who walked with us step-by-step leading up to March 25, 2013 when we first saw Jenna's face...and she is still walking this amazing journey with us.  I am so thankful to have this map in our home...the Red Thread flows from Jenna's province in China to good ol' Newnan, Georgia with the word LOVE at the top.  "For God so LOVED the world..." John 3:16

Today was also very significant in our journey to Jenna because we received our passports with Chinese visas in them! 

Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness...

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