Today was a GREAT day!

We were approved to begin official training to become a certified Resource Family!
(you can read about our entire journey up to this point HERE)

We are thrilled beyond description and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give a voice to the children who need someone to speak on their behalf.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:8, 9

Step 6
Now, we move on to Step 7 - certification!
Classes, training, physicals, fingerprinting, CPR/First Aid, house prep, baby registry, etc.
If all goes as planned, we will be a certified Resource Family and able to take in a baby - by June!

We could never have done this on our own.
Encouragement, prayer, odd jobs to earn money, unexpected gifts, and enthusiastic support have kept us going on the discouraging days and remind us that we are not doing this alone - but as a community.
And we are thankful!

We have no idea what lies ahead for the Eastman family in the world of foster care, but the Lord DOES!
So we will wait on Him for our marching orders, always ready with boots on and weapons ready!

♥ Pray for us, if you will. ♥
We are entering a unique mission field, and the enemy is going to do whatever he can to try and keep us off the field.

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May He send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May He remember all your sacrifice and accept your burnt offerings.
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to His anointed.
He answers him from His heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
Psalm 20