We need to travel to our Church in Atlanta to have little Hosanna baptized as soon as possible. It seems we are encountering some spiritual opposition, and we need your prayers. The trip is about 6-7 hours, and we will need to stay at least one night in a motel. My parents have a house in Atlanta which they no longer live in, but nevertheless they will not allow us to stay there. They have also told me emphatically not to bring our baby to Atlanta to have her baptized. My parents do not even live in Atlanta, and it is very confusing and very hurtful to have them treat us this way. I cannot imagine why they would try to interfere with our wishes to have Hosanna baptized. I love them very much, but they are unbelievers and can be very unreasonable and difficult at times. I have probably said too much already, and I do not mean to be disrespectful in saying such things.
Anyway, we need some financial assistance in order for us to make the trip. We would like to go as soon as possible, due to the urgency of our daughter's health issues.(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,28719.msg471397.html#msg471397
The doctor has ok'd her to travel to Atlanta since she is doing well right now. But her health could deteriorate at any time, and so we do not want to procrastinate too much.
We would appreciate your prayers for Hosanna's baptism, for the financial means to make the trip, and also for our relationship with my parents whom I love so deeply. I know these obstacles are ultimately spiritual in nature, as St. Paul says "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." [Ephesians 6:12]