Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Update #2

Hey, Laura here with an update that we've all been desperately waiting for! I spoke with Stef again today...and I once again took notes so I could pass it all on to you with accuracy.

Her voice is weary and exhausted! She has had only approximately 10 hours of sleep in the last 6 days. You can imagine how extremely exhausted she is. Both babies were seen by a doctor but not admitted there.

Despite their lack of sleep I am happy to share with you all that Diezel has made an amazing turn around. She said, "he isn't even the same boy". He was put on an antibiotic and has been making steady improvements. He is now smiling at them and trying to stand up while holding onto something. Stef said, "he is eating like crazy now"...which is such a wonderful improvement. He absolutely ADORES his daddy, she said. He loves being in Adam's arms and doesn't want him to ever put him down.

Daizey however is not making the same type of improvements. She is still incredibly ill. She is very, very weak. The sores in her mouth are getting better, but she isn't eating much. She is only allowing Stef to hold her and will not allow Adam to come near her. She is still very fragile and very much in need of our prayers.

Their embassy appointment is tomorrow which will actually be the middle of the night for us. This is an issue that we need to cover in prayer in a desperate way. There is some great concern about this appointment. One of the issues is the condition in which Daizey is in...she needs to be well. There are two other families that will also be going to the embassy. Stef asked that we all really be praying for these appointments. There is a bit of confusion regarding what time it is at, they have been given a couple of different times. She said they will be getting everyone up early and going together. The two possible appointment times are 8am (which would be 12am central time) or 1pm (5am central time). I am giving you these times because it is crucial that we lift this up before the Lord. Please, please cover their appointment in prayer. There is a possibility that they may not be coming home alone, but this will need to be decided at the appointment. I will allow Stef to share all of the details upon her arrival home. They also can't wait to share all of their photos!

She was able to call their doctor back home to ask about the flight with the children. He explained that it will be critical that they do not get dehydrated on the flight. This is a very real threat to them. He wants them to pass urine a couple of times on the flight home. Depending upon how they do they will bring them to the ER upon arriving home if necessary. This is an area that we will also need to cry out to the Lord for. The Friday flight that they need to get on is pretty full, so we need to pray for the details of that as well.

Even though they are beyond exhausted, they are experiencing the most amazing works of the Lord. He is mightily at work and they are humbled to be joining Him in His work there. She is completely amazed at how beautiful and loving the Ethiopian people are to them. She will have numerous stories to share of the goodness of God on this trip, and I can't wait to read them all!

I shared with her how the Lord is doing a mighty work over here by using them to bring so many of us to our knees. We both began to cry as I shared with her how many brothers and sisters He has brought to their side to pray them through this. I told her that we will not give up praying! She is incredibly grateful and humbled by your prayers!

Let's join together as a unified force and storm the gates of heaven on their behalf! Here are the issues that we can be crying out to the Lord about--

*Daizey's health...she needs to be strong enough for the embassy appointment and the flight home.

*Praise Jesus for Diezel's improvement and prayer for continued strength to his body.

*For the grace of God to surround them at their Embassy appointment. For the authorities to find favor in them and approve everything as in needed for them to be free to travel home.

*For their new friends that they have made in Africa...may the Lord's will be done and may He work in a mighty way on their behalf.

*The details of catching the flight back to America.

*The extended amount of time that they will be on the airplane and the effect it will have on the children. Pray they do not get dehydrated and they will stay strong enough to make it all the way to their home town before needing to be admitted into a hospital.

*Steffany and Adam's exhaustion...may the Lord hold them close to His heart and give the rest and restoration they need. May their hearts be enveloped with His perfect peace regarding all of the details of coming home. For a hedge of protection to be around them so they do not become ill during all of this.

*Please also pray that the Lord will do a complete healing in the precious lives of Diezel and Daizey. May He heal their minds, bodies and souls...so they can proclaim the name of the Lord all the days of their lives for the miracles He is doing with them right now.

*Peaceful hearts for their wonderful brothers and sisters waiting at home. Strength for Adam's sister Leah as she cares for them.

*Pray for all of their hearts to be bonded together for all the days to come...And for the hearts of their amazing siblings waiting at home!! May they fully attach to each other and praise the Lord together forever.

Thank you for your continued prayers for this precious family! If you read this and are praying I humbly ask you to leave a quick comment. Even if you have never left a blog comment in your life. My heart's desire is for them to see what the Lord is doing in bringing brothers and sisters (complete strangers) from across this country to their sides during their time of need. Please let them know you are praying!

47 comments:

cassie said...

praying!!!! our God is FAITHFUL and ALL-POWERFUL!!!! praise Jesus!

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog from one of the other blogs and they were asking for prayers for your family. I am praying for your entire family especially the precious Daizey and Diezel. I pray that all goes well at the Embassy and your return to America.

Becky C.
Panama City, FL

Melissa :) said...

Praying!!! :)

Lisa said...

Praying, praying, praying. We won't stop until everyone is home safe and sound. Can't wait to hear and see God's Faithfulness!!!!!

ana & russ said...

Our nephew was adopted from Ethiopia almost 2 years ago. He was in poor health when he arrived, but is doing great now.

Praying for your family, and for a safe trip home.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your beautiful family and praying for the two precious babies,may the perform miracles and restore their health.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Oh I AM PRAYING HERE!!!!!!!!!

I am believing God will get them home safe and sound and get them the care they need!!!

Fantastic Four said...

Lord, we lift up the Boster family. You know them intimately, you know their needs. Lord, please hold them in your loving arms. Please heal the babies and give Adam and Steffany the strength they need to take care of their babies and bring them back home. God we praise you for Adam, Steffany, Diezel, Daizey, their children at home waiting patiently, Jace, Faith, McKayley, and Lucas. Please watch over Leah as she is taking care of the kids and bring this family back together. Thank you for the way they have all touched our lives.

PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING! WE LOVE YOU!

BLESSINGS!

mc said...

praying here in Canada

Mary Catherine

crispy said...

We are praying. Today I heard my 9 year old daughter praying for those babies in Africa that are sick and need God's grace. It touched my heart to hear her prayers for someone that she has never met.

Stay strong. God is faithful.

Love you all!

-Cris

Cassie said...

praying...praying...
cassie (a friend of jody landers!)

Lyndsay said...

Absolutely praying!!!

Thanks for the update, Laura!

The Banderman Family said...

I'm not even sure how I ever found this site (LOL), but I just believe it was Jesus wanting another prayer warrior to intercede on your behalf! Thank you Laura for the updates and please know that we are praying for you!

Debi
Kansas City

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family, and the two precious children to get well quickly!
Shaunna

Jess said...

Laura, thanks for taking the time to update us. We're praying for those sweet babies to get here and get the medical care they need. Praying the embassy appointment goes smoothly. And praying for their long flight home.

The Nahid Family said...

I am praying. We came home from Ethiopia a little over a week ago with our daughter. I believe they are at the same guesthouse as we were (Better Future). The staff there is amazing, and the Lord's presence is definitely there. We had amazing things happening while we were there as well.
My husband and I have prayed tonight already for them and will continue as the Lord brings them to my heart.

Love,
Tina Nahid

Salzwedel Family said...

God is mighty & hears our prayers. Lifting up many prayers for your little ones.

Laura said...

Thank you, Laura, for the update and your faithfulness on Steff and Adam's behalf. Thank you all for praying for this wonderful family. You just have no idea...well, some of you do, but, this family is incredible! I say that with a humble heart. Steff, Adam, we are praying fervently for you all, for Daizey and Diezel, for Jace, MacKayley, Faith and Lukas. For Leah. For your hearts and minds to be protected. For safe travel. For their precious little bodies to absorb any and all of the nutrients that they can. For you all to be nourished by the One and Only God of Heaven. He will see you through. He does not make mistakes. He has this all covered and under control. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you tomorrow at the hearings. We love you all so much. My heart aches that we are here and are unable to hold you, feed you, care for you. Please know that we are PRAYING. "And my God will meet all your needs, Steffany, Adam, Daizey, Diezel, Faith, Lukas, MacKayley, Jace and Leah, according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Laura said...

Thank you, Laura, for the update and your faithfulness on Steff and Adam's behalf. Thank you all for praying for this wonderful family. You just have no idea...well, some of you do, but, this family is incredible! I say that with a humble heart. Steff, Adam, we are praying fervently for you all, for Daizey and Diezel, for Jace, MacKayley, Faith and Lukas. For Leah. For your hearts and minds to be protected. For safe travel. For their precious little bodies to absorb any and all of the nutrients that they can. For you all to be nourished by the One and Only God of Heaven. He will see you through. He does not make mistakes. He has this all covered and under control. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you tomorrow at the hearings. We love you all so much. My heart aches that we are here and are unable to hold you, feed you, care for you. Please know that we are PRAYING. "And my God will meet all your needs, Steffany, Adam, Daizey, Diezel, Faith, Lukas, MacKayley, Jace and Leah, according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Michael and Michelle said...

We will be praying!!
I can't wait to hear good news!
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Tons of Power-Prayers from Connecticut. God is holding you all. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Jackson Family said...

I have been and will continue to pray for you!

Erin said...

Hi,Erin here from B.C Canada,heard about your plight through Laura's blog and are praying ferverntly, and passionatly with faith that God will bring you all home safely with amazing health! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all your stories and if its ok I would like to add your blog to mine! Blessings
Erin

Karen said...

It's almost midnight here...8am where you are, Stef. I am praying for you and those babies right now.

- a friend of Stepping out of the Boat,

Liberia Adoption said...

PRAYING for you guys!!! Thanks for the update!

The Roberts Family said...

Praying!! ... and trusting God to work out every detail to bring you all home. Blessings~ Shelly

crispy said...

Praying and believing that God will do great things today. Our hope is in the Lord.

6pack said...

Praying for strength for mom and dad and healing for little ones.

Tengesdal 4 said...

Hi- I've been faithfully following your journey and the last few updates have honestly brought me to tears. You and your precious children have been on my heart and in my prayers. I will pray fervently for Daizey & Diezel and that the embassy appointments go perfectly and it will be one more evidence of God's faithfulness and His hand in your lives.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through another blog and have been following your trip to pick up your babies.
I'm praying that the Lord will give you all the desires of your heart.
I will lift you and your family up in prayer!
Gods blessing to all of you!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you here in Fargo ND that God will work wonders through our prayers and that His will will be done. God can move mountains but faith and prayers can move God.
GrannyDi

NATASHA1986 said...

Praying, praying and praying God works his wonders.

Kathy said...

Waiting to hear your good news...

Irene said...

Praying that everyone is home soon, renewed and healthy in Jesus Name.

Bergmama said...

Praying in St. Louis, and I will be passing this on for others to pray as well.

Ginny said...

I have been praying all week, and will continue to.

emily said...

Praying for you!! He is indeed faithful- I can't wait to hear more when you return.

Your faith has inspired me so much through this process and I'm so encouraged by you! Be strong friend, many are praying for you!

Holy Chaos said...

still praying!

Heather said...

Praying, Praying and then Praying some more!

amy smith said...

your family is on my heart and in my prayers now more than ever. He IS faithful. Be strong.

Mary FL said...

Praying for your precious family!
Mary FL (FIAR friend of Laura's)

Stepping Out of the Boat said...
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Leah said...

My prayers are with you. God is an awesome and faithful God always!

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Psalm 91:3-6,9-11~~"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night,nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. Because you have made the LORD your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, there shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. For He will give His angels special charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways of obedience and service."

Stef-you are an amazing woman of God. You have made the Most High your dwelling place, this is evident in your life. I am believing Him along side you that He is guarding you, Adam and your precious children. I have prayed for legions of angels to encamp around you both and your babies. I am asking for you to be carried on the wings of angels home safely and securely. I am praying that you will find rest in under the wings of the Almighty. I love how this verse says that He will give His angels charge over you because of your obedience and service. Stef and Adam, you have lived out your obedience in this journey of adoption. Your heart for serving the Lord to the people of Africa is one that is rarely found in our day. You are an inspiration to so many!!!!

Please know that you are constantly on my heart and in my prayers! All through the night I pray for you, and all through the day I pray for you...all of you! I am believing God to preserve the lives of Diezel and Daizey and bring them complete healing!

Love you!

Johnson said...

PRAYING!

Amy said...

I am praying that God will show His mighty strength through all that is about to happen over there. I can't wait to see Him work!

Valerie said...

I have been following your story for about a month now. I'm praying for you all. Dear Jesus, please surround this family with your love and strength. I will continue to pray for you all until you're safe and sound at home.