Praise the LORD! It's been a banner day!
This morning, during planning, I called senators' offices again, emailed our SW, made the rounds. Everyone promised they were checking.
Around 11:15, I was getting ready to pass out homework when I felt this peace from nowhere, a noticeable peace. I stopped what I was doing long enough to make a mental note and speak to the LORD, "Everything will work out.'
In less than 2 minutes my cell phone rang. The USCIS officer had contacted our international adoption assistant at Bethany in Atlanta. She would be allowed to pick up our renewed 797. So, Courtney picked it up, and she has overnighted it to us!! Praise the LORD!!!
We have our itinerary. We're leaving October 9th, landing October 10th, meeting Ellie "unofficially" October 11th, touring Beijing, until the 14th. We meet Ellie October 15th, one day after my birthday. Then on the 10th, it's off the Guangzhou and the White Swan. We'll finish adoption work and then on the 24th, we'll visit Josie-Tatum's SWI and the town surrounding it.
On the 25th, it's back home to complete our family!
Thank you, thank you for your prayers.