Count of Chicks for Children

God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Almost There

After finishing our home study in May, we were allowed to get on the Waiting Children's list. This list consists of children who are either over the age of 5 or who have health problems. Some have no more than a birth mark, while others may have heart defects, cerebral palsy, missing limbs, etc. Previously, our intent had been to adopt a toddler, perhaps with a minor special need. Once we saw this list, however, we knew this was where we would find our daughter. After searching through many files, we found Yang Chun Rong who would become Elli Chun Willoughby. After 14 months we are almost to Elli! It has been an incredible time of praying, anticipating, and yes, waiting. We have seen God at work throughout this journey. The Lord has blessed beyond measure Everyone has been so supportive and they are all very excited to welcome Elli home. We received our travel approval last week and will be traveling to China on Tuesday, April 27th. We will be in Beijing for 4 days. Then, we will travel to Elli's province {Anhui} and stay in Hefei for 5 days. Gotcha Day is May 4th!!!!! From there, we will travel to Guangzhou and will be there for the remainder of our trip. While in China, we plan on updating our blog regularly and hope you will follow along.


  1. Can't wait to see her.

  2. Her favorite Mamaw looks forward to teaching her how to play jacks!!!

  3. Rick and Susie MaupinApril 22, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    We're praying for you! Praise the Lord as every perfect gift comes from Him. We're excited for you!