Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this : to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. -James 1:27

Friday, January 25, 2008

THE NEW KIDS ARE HERE


Yesterday we had a very much anticipated event happening. All day long you could see the kids with big eyes any time they would hear a vehicle coming towards the home. What could they be so eagerly waiting for??? They were waiting to meet their 20 new brothers and sisters. That is right. THE NEW KIDS ARE HERE. So now there are 90 children, who now have hope, care, love, and will know the joy of Jesus Christ. Wow. How awesome to be a part of what God is doing and to tangibly see restoration.

At first it was hard for me to understand why i didn't see any of the caretakers crying as they left there child at LCH, because i know that i would be sobbing. But I realized that there were no tears because this is hope. Truly, for these caretakers to leave their kid with us is the most loving thing they could do for their child. Because now the kid is assured of food, shelter, love, guidance, schooling, and so many other basic physical, emotional, and spiritual needs that they might not get in the village. So, if you are a sponsor of one of the kids at LCH... please know that you are making a huge difference!! You might not think so or think it is small, but I get to see the impact of your support everyday and it is truly new life!! Thank you for loving these kids I love so much!!!!

So please join with us in praying as these new kids are adjusting to a new life and as the old kids adjust to new siblings. Please pray a hedge of protection and health, as it is common for the whole bunch to fall sick when new kids come in. Pray for wisdom for the teachers as the assess the new kids to see what level they should begin school at in Feb. Pray for watchful eyes as there are sometimes new kids that attempt to leave to go back to their new home. The 2 that have tried have been caught so far, but pray for awareness to the new kids and their needs.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Natalie. I love getting inside scoop from you. Your blog is wonderful. I'm so blessed and moved to think of the new kids coming and your loving arms waiting to meet them.
Love, Cheryl

gennean said...

so awesome! even for african time that was quick!