Thursday, March 26, 2009

Solomon's Letter March 17, 2009

Hello mom,
How are you? I am so great. I think about you often in the past week. I hadn’t class because it was the end of first semester because of this school off for one week. I spent the week by listening the music you sent me. I cried a lot. I wish to fly like a bird and come to there and hug and kiss you. I am so eager to look the day to live with you. When I think about that day my body filled by happiness. When I see a full moon you come immediately to my mind and my eyes filled by tears. I didn’t think before I loved any one like this. I don’t think anything myself right now but I think about you often. I always ask myself how I can happy my mom? What can I do for mom? How is she? And many other questions.

Mom, I am very lucky because of God brought you into my life. If I didn’t met you I don’t know what I look like. You know mom you are the only person know about me and understand my feeling. Mom words are not enough for me to express about you. I love you my dear mom. Love you again and again.

A compassionate heart,
A cool temperament and,
A straightforward mind
Can certainly achieve the
Aims of life.

I love you and miss you very much.

Your son Solomon Mestas.

I am on my knees begging the LORD for wisdom and discernment on how to be MOM to Solomon and how to be the parents/family he needs in his life. Like the 8 children who are here with us, we want to be there for him, right by his side to guide him through life's struggles, challenges and to help prepare for his future.I know the LORD has given us this relationship with him and HE HAS A PLAN! I just don't know what it is yet??

I just finished reading "Rebel With a Cause" by Franklin Graham. (Thank you my sweet sister Theresa for bringing this book to me. Another divine appointment) I devoured it in 3 days, and with my life that is a miracle!! I was so inspired by this book in so many ways but, especially by the chapter titled "GOD ROOM". I believe this is exactly where I am in my life. Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision and Samaritans Purse in 1970, was a man who wanted more than anything to serve Christ with all of his heart, soul, and body. A lesson he taught Franklin that stands out above all else is what Bob called "GOD ROOM".

"GOD ROOM" is when you see a need and it's bigger than your human abilities to meet it. But you accept the challenge. You trust God to bring in the finances and the materials to meet that need.

"You get together with your staff, your prayer partners, and supporters, and you pray. But after all is said and done, you can only raise a portion of the resources required.

"Then you begin to watch God work. Before you know it, the need is met. At the same time, you understand you didn't do it. GOD DID IT! You allowed Him room to work."

"God room is when you have seen a need you believe God wants you to meet. You try, but you can't. After you've exhausted all your human effort, there's still a gap. No matter what you do, you just can't humanly bring it about. That's when you pray and leave room for God to work. You watch God close the gap."

"That's why I keep saying we need always to operate on "God Room". When you go back to America, commit yourself to bigger things than you can humanly do. Then you can watch God work a miracle."

"Nothing is a miracle until it reaches the area where the utmost that human effort can do still isn't enough. God has to fill that space -- that room--between what's possible and what HE wants done that's impossible. That's what I mean by "GOD ROOM".

This is exactly how our adoption journey has gone. GOD DID IT!! We had no money, I didn't even know where Ethiopia was, 3 more children at once???? This journey has radically transformed our lives. We are just beginning this chapter of our lives as we realize, GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH US YET? Solomon is another blessing, another journey of faith and chapter of our lives that we have no idea how to handle.

So, please join me my brothers and sisters, as we pray for the LORD to reveal HIS plan and how to proceed to care for Solomon. He will soon be released with $400.00 and let out to the streets with not a soul to help him. May the LORD, Jehovah Jireh show us the way....

I am sending emails and knocking on every door to every contact with Ethiopia that the Lord puts in my path. I am a mother crying out for her son in Ethiopia.....

"LORD PLEASE HELP US!! Please show us how to be the parents Solomon needs. Please open doors to his future outside of the Kolfe orphanage. Give us a church, a job, housing, a family that can take him under their wings, additional education, etc. if he is to stay in Ethiopia?? Or,help us to get him here to the USA? Give us the opportunity to go back and visit with him this year. Lord, I want to hold him and give him a Mama's hug, with your love sealed all over it. Help me to point him to YOU in every word and deed. Help me to be used by you to help as many of these orphans as possible. Lord, this is so much bigger than I can grasp or even imagine. I ask to SEE YOU, to HEAR YOU, and to FOLLOW YOU as you desire and as you lead. I don't know why you brought Solomon into our lives Lord, but I THANK YOU! What a precious gift...Please LORD USE HIS LIFE TO GLORIFY YOU AND TO SERVE YOU ONLY!!!" I WAIT PATIENTLY FOR YOUR LEADING LORD.... Solomon's Mom

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:27-29
"Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God"? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength."

Phil. 4:6
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."


Sharon said...

Be encouraged! God has a plan!

Robin said...

Dear Eileen:

Your post brought tears to my eyes....and dear Solomon..what an amazing young man. I do believe that God brought you together for a reason, whatever that may be.

I loved the "God Room." I am so stuck in not believing that God can accomplish HUGE things through me and instead of trying, I just sit back and say it's impossible for one person to do that. Thank you for inspiring me to get up and START!

Love you,