Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dear Family and Friends, 22 February, 2010

Another new baby in the orphanage!

I would like to introduce David to you. He came to the orphanage when he was just 9 hours old. He was born in Arbole, a small town about 35 kilometers from Yako. His mother is not well mentally and his father is unknown.

Social Action will do an investigation to see if there is anyone in the mother's family who wants David and if not, he will be available for adoption.

Herman has a place in school!

Herman is a little 8 year old who has been blind since birth. We first met Herman in 2008 and began trying to find a place for him in a school for the blind in Ouagadougou. The school only accpets 10 new students for the first grade each year and there was at a 2 to 3 year waiting list to have a place in the school.

But, this year a new school for the blind opened in Ouayaghuia, a town about 70 kilometers north of Yako. And, we were able to get a place for Herman among the 10 first graders accepted in the school.

We are thankful to the Lord for this place in school for Herman. Please pray for Herman as he adjusts and adapts to his new family and his new experiences in school.


Brittany said...

I am ELATED to discover Herman has a place in school!! Praise God for his answer to prayer.

Anonymous said...

Ola, what's up amigos? :)
Hope to receive any assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)