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Holloway Nation 2.0

Every fall, we try to do a Holloway Nation photo shoot.  It is a lot fun, and also a great way to watch these guys grow from year to year.  Thought we’d share a few of these pics with you.  Little and I are so blessed to be in our twenty-second year of marriage together.  It has been an amazing journey and I am so grateful to The Lord for the family he has blessed us with.  I love these guys like crazy. Plus see how much they've grown from last year. holloway_8651

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Welcome Back

photo This year has been crazy.  If you’ve followed my facebook updates, you’ll know that Little and our 2 oldest traveled back to Uganda to bring JuJu and Mo home at the end of May, right in the middle of our summer staff training.  Holloway life isn’t easy or calm, but JuJu and Mo have fit right into the chaos. While we still have to go through the United States adoption process, I plan to update you guys on how things ended up on the Ugandan side of things throughout the next month.

I can’t begin to express in words how overwhelming the support our family has received throughout all of this has been.  I’m so grateful for each of you.

Our SWO14 summer was great, and I’m excited to have this website up and running again.  As most of you know, things don’t really ever slow down for us here—I love it! We’ve already had a couple retreats and one conference.  Most of you are already back in the swing of school and work.  As you get into a rhythm this fall, I want to leave you with this resounding truth in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”  In the busy-ness of work, Scripture is sufficient.  For the single mom trying to make ends meet, His Word is enough.  College student, the Bible is alive and applicable for your circumstances.

It’s easy to let our situations dictate our thoughts, emotions, decisions, etc.  I challenge you in this new season to establish yourself in the Truth.  Abide in His Word, daily, and let it change you.

 

‘til the whole world hears,

brody

Halfway Home

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We are excited to report that the passport applications for JuJu and Mo have been turned over to Immigration here in Uganda. This is sort of like the halfway point of the process. Turnaround for these applications has been about a week, so we will hopefully have our passports in hand by next Monday. Once we get those we can begin the medical screening process, which takes about a week. From there, we go to the US Embassy. The Embassy stage is about a week, barring any hang-ups. We have quite a few friends who have run into various paperwork issues at the Embassy, so pray we are vigilant and detailed in preparing the documentation for the Embassy. Once we are at the Embassy, we can be out of country within a few days. We are just asking people to pray for us until we are on a plane headed for home.

As I write this, I am awaiting a flight for the States. I will be flying into Jacksonville, FL. on Thursday to speak at a church, then home on Sunday. I will have a few days at SWO, then, head to Charlotte for the Live Sent Conference at Hickory Grove. Little and the kids will be staying here in Uganda, and I will return on Monday, March 17. We are asking for prayer during this short trip.

Pray for Little and the kids, and for the continued process of adoption while I am gone. Pray for JuJu and Mo, as this will be the first time I leave them for more than a few minutes, since we got them. Pray they have a peace from God as they try to figure things out. Please pray for God’s favor as I prepare, study, pray, and preach God’s Word to students over the next couple weeks. I so desire the power of God to grip the thousands who will hear.

We love you all, and are so grateful for you.

 

Prayer Answered

Judge Signed the Court Ruling! Thanks to all who have prayed with us for the judge to sign the court ruling.  It is done!  He signed it at 7:00 pm today, Friday.  We do have a few things that need to be corrected before we can go to the US embassy for document review.  The document file for these kids is literally about four inches thick.  There are so many forms, and they must all match perfectly.  Names and spellings, dates and places, and every detail must be without contradiction.  If any two documents do not match perfectly then the whole process can be delayed weeks, even months.  Pray that as we move through the passport and medical stages, the other documents can be corrected and ready for US embassy review, in the final stage.

One of the critical changes that must be made is to Mo’s birth certificate.  We were told that it should arrive in the lawyer’s mailbox on Monday.  This would be a huge blessing because we could then go to apply for passports on Tuesday.  I fly out at midnight Tuesday night.  We have to have the birth certificates and the court ruling the judge signed today in order to apply for the passports.   Keep praying!

On the lighter side, we are enjoying the time here, and the people we are meeting.  I wanted to share a couple of videos that you would hopefully enjoy.  We are trying to introduce the kids to everyone before we get back home. Through the comments and emails, it is obvious that so many of our extended family already love these two with us.  Thank you all for that.

We will keep you posted.  Pray on!

 

Adoption update

IMG_9353-3I wanted to give everyone an update on the Ugandan adoption. We have been completely blown away by the support that we have received on this. We completely stepped into this thing by faith, trusting that The Lord would provide for our financial needs. At the same time, we want to do our part and give some things up as a family so that both Little and Me, as well as all three of our kids, are taking an active part in this whole process. One of the sweetest things that I have experienced through this process has been my little Lailee Mae (7 yrs old) handing me a letter with three wrinkly one dollar bills in it. She had been hanging on to those bills for a while, praying about what to do with them. She had written the words, “Ugadda adopshon." Pretty cool. We have seen gifts come from close friends and ministry partners, as well as complete strangers who have felt the call by God to give to this. Praise The Lord for the obedience and faithfulness of His people. Thanks to all of you who have given faithfully and also, thanks to everyone who is praying for us and for our boys.

There is one new development that we wanted to share. Originally we thought that we were being referred to two brothers, ages 4 and 5. It turns out that the boys are actually not related, and they are both 5 years old. We are excited regardless, but we are learning what a challenge it can be in working with a third-world government agency. We know that God has picked these two little guys out for our family to raise, and we have recently gotten to see pictures of them, and even learned their names! For now, those things are confidential, but we will share as soon as we are able.

Please continue to pray, and ask The Lord to give us wisdom as we move forward in this process. It has already been a great growing experience for us as a family. We can’t wait to see all that The Lord has in store for us and our newly expanding family.

Not surprisingly, Kilby has already requested that we pursue an Indian adoption when this is all finalized.

Good to know my Passport is up for renewal this year…