Monday, November 19, 2007

Shiloh needs her mommy and daddy

Shiloh is the sweet baby of Jen and Filipe Nunes (A family that were missionaries in Portugal for several years). They have been in the process of adopting her from Guatemala for many months. They have had her precious picture since she was 2 weeks old and she is now 7 1/2 months. They have gone to see her and spent a week in Guatemala as a family. Shiloh is still in her orphanage just waiting to come home to them. There are several things holding up the process and (even though they have been trusting God all along) it is getting harder and harder for them to be without their child. Now with the political situation in Guatemala changing there is a very strong need to pray for this family. The new president is saying that he will stop all adoptions coming from their country, including ones that are already in process now (this would include Shiloh), at the beginning of the new year. At this point now it looks like Shiloh wont be home before then. This is a very discouraging and scary situation for the Nunes family.

What they really desire is to have their daughter home and safe with them by Christmas time. For this to happen it is going to take a miracle. We need to all pray that God will answer the desires of their hearts and bring her home to them.

I know it's short notice, but on Wednesday the 21st (the day before Thanksgiving) we are going to do a prayer and fasting day. We are asking anyone who knows their family or who wants to petition God on behalf of this precious child and her family join us. If you have a blog or myspace please link to this post or cut and paste this request so that as many people as possible read this before Wednesday.

If you want to pray with us please do so. If you would like you can leave a note on my blog (

or Jen's ( letting us know you are joining in or just write a note of encouragement for this family.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!



Anonymous said...

Hey Jen, I wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday! I hope you had a special day. Love you!

Rizzle said...

yeah I forgot about your birthday. It's a good thing I talked to you a couple days before it and told you happy birthday then. Oops.

Chezam said...

I just saw this post, and I'm praying for their daughter to be united with them finally. This is so incredibly hard to imagine. Let me know what happens.