Wed, Feb 5

Leave U.S. for Beijing.

Depart Louisville to Detroit on Delta flight 5730 (8:01-9:29).

Depart Detroit to Beijing on Delta flight 189, (12:25-15:10 Thursday) 13 hour 45 min flight time.

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Prayer Requests:

Travel safety.

For our children and the different families they’re staying with (please apply and repeat daily! 🙂 )

Thurs, Feb 6

Arrive in Beijing 3:10 p.m.

Staying at Sunworld (Tianlun) Dynasty Hotel.

In case of emergency, call Cecilia (our CCAI Beijing guide) at 18611852107 cell (if calling from the U.S., add 011 86 then the number)

Prayer Requests:

Our adjustment to Beijing time (13 hours ahead).

Fri, Feb 7

Tour Beijing (Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Tour)

Prayer Requests: 

Lord to uphold April physically.

Sat, Feb 8

Tour Beijing (The Great Wall)

Prayer Requests:

Lord to uphold April physically.

Sun, Feb 9

Depart Beijing for Zhengzhou on China Airlines flight 1325 (12:55-14:30).

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Staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

In case of emergency, call Yisha (13966671625), Rita (13253303180) or Vivian (13838363216) (if calling from the U.S., add 011 86 then the number)

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for our travel. Also, we will be unable to worship on this Lord’s Day with the body of Christ, so please pray that the Lord would minister to us through prayer and His word. 

Mon, Feb 10

GOTCHA DAY!!!!!! The orphanage officer from Kaifeng, Mr. Wang Fang will deliver Faith to us. The orphanage officer from Luohe, Mr. Guan Peng Fei will deliver Hope to us.

We sign the Guardianship Agreement.

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for our new daughters – Hope and Faith. They will be grieving another loss in their lives. Pray that the Lord would grant quick attachment and bonding. 

Tues, Feb 11

Take a bus to the registration office to complete Adoption Registration in the morning. 

At 1 p.m., travel to Kaifeng to apply for Faith’s passport in person at the public security bureau (Kaifeng is approximately 90 minutes from Zhengzhou). This will be a very long and exhausting day as we will have both girls with us and need to travel via train or bus, will return to Zhengzhou.

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Prayer Requests:

Pray for our endurance. 

Pray that the process would go smoothly in Faith’s home city. 

Pray that we will be able to get a picture of the spot where Faith was abandoned (we are told this may be helpful in the healing process as Faith begins to ask questions).

Wed, Feb 12

Travel by van to Luohe (approx. 2 hours from Zhengzhou) to apply for Hope’s passport at the public security bureau. Another long day.

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Prayer Requests:

Pray for our endurance. 

Pray that the process would go smoothly in Hope’s home city. 

Pray that we will be able to get a picture of the hospital where Hope was abandoned (we are told this may be helpful in the healing process as Hope begins to ask questions).

Pray for Micah in particular – today is his birthday!

Receive our notary documents. Free day in Zhengzhou.

Thurs, Feb 13

Prayer Requests:

Pray for Hope’s adjustment to us and us to her. 

Pray for her ‘special’ need, she has spina bifida. 

Pray that we, by God’s grace, will be able to meet her physical needs.

Fri, Feb 14

Free day in Zhengzhou. May receive passports today.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for Faith’s adjustment to us and us to her.

Pray for her ‘special’ need, she has been diagnosed with poor brain development.

Pray that we, by God’s grace, will be able to meet her physical needs.

Sat, Feb 15

Leave Zhengzhou for Guangzhou on China Southern flight 3393 (12:55-15:10).

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In case of emergency, call Jason (13902201276) or Grace (13380081489). If calling from the U.S., add 011 86 then the number.

Staying at the China Hotel in Guangzhou.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for our travel as this will be Hope and Faith’s first time on an airplane.

Sun, Feb 16

Meet with CCAI reps to prepare paperwork for the Consulate appointment.

Prayer Requests:

Another Lord’s Day in China. Pray for the Lord to minister to us in and through His word. 

Mon, Feb 17

Take bus to clinic to complete child’s visa physical and visa photo taken this morning.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for Hope and Faith – that we will be able to point them to the One that can meet their biggest need, a reconciled relationship with the Father through Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross.

Tues, Feb 18

TB blood draw, chest X-ray for the girls at medical clinic.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for the girls today. They are going to have a rough day at the clinic.

Wed, Feb 19

Consulate Appointment. 

Prayer Requests:

Pray for Elijah as today is his 11th birthday!

Pray that everything will go smoothly at the U.S. Consulate. We take the oath today that says we will strive to be ‘good’ parents to our children. May the Lord give help!

Thurs, Feb 20

We receive Faith and Hope’s visa packet.

Prepare to leave for home.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for our final preparations to leave. 

Fri, Feb 21

Depart Guangzhou for Shanghai on China Southern flight 3613 (9:00-11:20)

Depart Shanghai to Detroit on Delta flight 582 (5:35 p.m., arrives 6:35 p.m. 13 hour 40 min flight time)

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Depart Detroit to Louisville on Delta flight 6092 (7:53 p.m. – 9:22 p.m.)

ARRIVE BACK IN LOUISVILLE!!!!!

Prayer Requests:

Pray for our travel. Hope and Faith will be on three airplanes today, one of them for 14 hours! May God grant mercy. 

 

2 Comments on “TRAVEL ITINERARY AND PRAYER REQUEST GUIDE

  1. Rick and April, Thanks for the prayer journal. It helps to know some specific requests. I will be praying for all of you.

    Beverly

  2. Hello Rick,

    I’m glad to hear that things are going well and as planned. The girls have
    been blessed with an amazing family to share their lives. I wish you and
    your family many blessings from God in this journey and in the days that
    lie ahead of you. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    God’s Blessings Always,
    Debbie

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