Monday, April 23, 2012
Little Aziz who came to us when he was a month old. His mother died and there was no one able to care for him.
He will stay with us for 12 months when he will re-integrate back into his family.Aziz is very healthy. He loves to eat, sleep and be held.
It is possible that Dieudonne will be available for adoption if no family is found. For now we will love him and care for him.
Harouna’s mother is not well mentally. Extended family brought him to our gates asking for help when he was only 3 days old. At that time he had not eaten anything since he was born.
Harouna was very dehydrated and in failure to thrive when he arrived. He was given bottles every hour on the hour. He is now eating very well and is gaining weight. He is a little fighter.
There is no one in Harouna’s family willing to take care of him. After a year in our care he may become available for adoption.
Bassirou and Bassiratou (boy and girl) are just one month old and their mother just died. There is no one in the family to care for them right now so we will care for them for 12 months and until they are off of the bottle and are eating table food. At that time, their father will return for them and they will re-integrate into their family.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Usually, this is a rather routine visit where the usual prayer requests are for the heat (or for the cold), for the aches and pains of old age, etc. But, this past Saturday God had prepared two very special hearts and when we asked them whether they wanted to ask Jesus into their hearts, they said ‘yes’.
Our local worker, Wenesou, then talked to them about the love of our Father in giving us His Son Jesus, and then Wenesou taught them how to pray. Such love! Such joy! Our God is so good!
Both of these ladies are named Lizetta. They have different family names but share the same first name.
The other little Lizetta is fairly mobile and she has expressed a desire to come to church. We will follow through with her also to see that she is able to get to church and that she is receiving spiritual food as well as natural food.
Please pray for these two new believers and also for the grandchildren that are under their care.
If you have thought about sponsoring a widow, please contact me or Sheltering Wings and we will gladly introduce you to a sweet woman who is in need of some help.
As a newborn, Astride was found crying in the middle of the night outside of a family courtyard. She was placed in our orphanage while we waited for the processing of her adoption.
Saying goodbye to our little ones can be bitter-sweet but knowing the loving home that God has given to Astride and knowing that God has a great plan for her and her Forever Family takes away all of the sadness.
We love you, Astride, and will be praying for you and your family!