We thought that we would give you an update as to our adoption process. Max is growing well. He has visited the doctor and all of his updates state that he has "strapping growth". We pray that he continues to feed well and develop well. We have sent a package and are excited to see pictures of him with his foster family. While Max is doing well, the country of Guatemala is extreamly volitile at this time. There has been a surge in exteme violence in these last weeks leading up to the September 9th elections. This is a presidential and congressional election. We would ask that you add the safetly and stability of Guatemala and it's people to your prayer list. This violence and the new elections could affect the adoption process and current procedures. At this time we are not worried. We have had no indications from our agency that this will affect us. We do though feel a new sense of connectedness to Guatemala and would covet your prayers for this situation. Thanks so much!