Saturday, April 26, 2008

New construction photo--

Hello Family and Friends! 26 April, 2008

As promised last week I have a couple of new photos of the construction of the clinic. Really, the work is progressing so smoothly and so quickly that all I can say is 'Thank you, Lord for what you are doing for us'.

This photo was taken just 2 days after the one above and you can see the progress of the walls going higher.

The guys in front of the building are the 3 bosses of the project. On the left is the contractor, Mr Sinon. In the middle is Mr. Kientega, responsible for quality control and on the right is Mr Sinon's son, the head mason.

Our nurses, Josie and Bea, are very excited to see this building going up and together we are thinking and planning how to organize and how to equip our new clinic.

We are in a 'season' of typhoid fever. Sigh! We have not had any at the orphanage but sponsored children are coming to the gate almost daily needing meds for typhoid. If the family responds quickly and takes the child to see the nurse at the hospital, the treatment is simple and the children respond quickly. So far, we have not had to hospitalize any of the sponsored children but have been able to treat them.

Our school children are all doing well and are preparing for final exams which will occur in the next few weeks.

I went away for a few days this past week for a mini-retreat to a small village called Zolo. I have been connected with the pastor and the church there for several years and from time to time have gone there for a time of rest and refreshing. This time was no exception and I am so thankful for a fresh touch from the Lord. Even though our temperatures are reaching 110+ these days, I felt the cool breezes of the Holy Spirit touch my heart and refresh my soul.

Please continue to pray for us. The Lord is doing marvelous things in us and for our children. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy but we are standing in the gap for the next generation of Burkina's society. Please pray for this 'Joshua generation'.

Blessings to you!

Ruth. . . Mom. . . Grandma

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