Saturday, December 08, 2012

A boy named Steve!

This is Africa.  And, Steve is not an African name.  But, this little guy is named Steve.

Steve is about 2 years old.  He is very small for his age and is recovering from serious malnutrition.  His case is still under investigation but it is thought that his mother has died.  At this time, no one knows the identity or location of his father.

Steve came to live in the orphanage today.  He has AIDS and is receiving treatment for the disease.  When his home study is finished he will be available for adoption.  

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Life is NOT Fair!

Introducing Geilila!  This delightful little guy is four years old.  He has a very engaging little personality.  He is loving and affectionate.  He is a little chatter box.  He is a protector and care-taker of our younger children.  He just arrived in our orphanage this week (Nov 27th). 

Geili’s mama died this past year and his father is unknown.  He was being cared for by his elderly maternal grandfather in a far from ideal situation marginalized from family and society.  Grandfather is blind.  Geili is 
HIV Positive.

We are working on Geili’s papers but he will be available for adoption and I know that the Lord has a family already prepared and just waiting to bring him home!      

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Sweet Little Angel

We received a call from Social Action this afternoon and Mike jumped in the car with our social worker to drive to a small village called Latodan to pick up a baby who had been thrown down a latrine.

We didn’t know boy or girl.  We didn’t know whether the latrine was empty or full. But within 10 minutes, Mike was on the road.

As the story unfolds we learned that a little six year old boy was playing outside of the latrine and heard the baby cry.  The boy went home to get his mother who thought that there was probably an animal or even possibly a snake in the latrine.  But when she got close she realized that she was hearing the cry of a child.

The police and the hospital were called and the cement slab covering the hole was removed and the baby was rescued.  She has some scratches here and there from her fall but she is not burned so we do not think that there were caustic chemicals in the latrine.

Our short-termers here have named her Naomi Grace.  Becky will care for Naomi for a while in our house until we see that she is eating well and gaining weight.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

E. A. T.

Entertaining Angels Together Program.(E. A. T.) 

Please help Sheltering Wings and Tammy Donahue in Kenya to feed and clothe the street children.   For Tammy's story and for information on how to help, click on the following link:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our God has made a way--

We are rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord tonight for two of our girls, Phoebe Sawadogo and Delphine Kiendrebeogo, passed the entrance exam are were admitted to a Christian Teachers’ School in Ouagadougou today.  Oh, God is so good! 

Phoebe finished the 10th grade and passed the standardized test called the BEPC this past June.  This is the minimum qualification for a student at the teachers school.   
Delphine passed the BEPC in 2011 and completed the 11th grade this past year. 

Both of the girls have been asking to go to teachers’ school for a couple of years now and the time and the favor of the Lord has come.  They will be attending a school called EFORE which is a private school recognized by the State for primary school teachers.  They will have one year of classroom and theory training and then they will have one year of an internship.  After their second year they will take a final exam to earn their diploma.

The school has dormitory facilities so the girls will live on campus and take their meals from the school cafeteria. 

Another Forever Family

This has been a very special week in that we had the sweet privilege of introducing another of our babies to his new parents.  Josias was born in December, 2010 and he came to live at the orphanage in January, 2011.  He is an adorable baby who is now on his way to Italy to meet the rest of his new family.

We love you Josias and we will miss you but we are also rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord in giving you a forever family!