There is always something needed when you are working with children. We received a call on the 2nd of July from Mission of Love orphanage about an hour pass us at House of Faith. A family was in need of care for a 6 month old baby girl whos mother had just passed away from blood pressure issues. We made arrangements to meet and receive baby Faith. She is a precious baby girl who will be with us until the family can receive her back after her special needs have been met during her baby years. Keep Faith, her family and us as we care for her in your prayers.
Our Edinah who we received on the 1st of January is really growing up fast. I thought you might like to see an updated picture and to know her father comes weekly to see and love on her. She will also return to family after her baby years. This is a wonderful way that House of Faith can help families and relatives to stay connected, helping children until they can be received back into their families.
This is our little girl Broney who we received the first of June. She is also growing nicely. Again House of Faith will care for her until she can return to her family. What a blessing to be a part of the early lives of these children.
We received Chipigo last year in June and he is such a big boy for 13 months. His grandparents visit him regularly and he is also a child who will return when they can receive him back.
Every time I wanted to share our Physical Therapy room Jo Anne set up for Victor and Royal something happened and I was not there at the right time to find Flyness working with the children. The next couple of pictures is of that special room.
Royal is always excited when he can put the block in the bucket :) The next picture is of him with his big smile after getting a very small cheerio into his month all by himself. Thank you Jo Anne for giving us a way to help Royal.
Victor is finally getting around in his walker at House of Faith and even learning to feed himself, he is a bit messy still. He even got to Mama Mary's eggs last week and broke 10 of them :( The eggs are now out of reach for Victor.
Our winter garden is finally producing .... the children are learning more and more.
Michael, Sheri and I were able to attend PWC 49th Bible School Graduation in Jembo this month. A very special couple we know and love graduated. We look forward to all they will do for the Lord.
Our grade 7's at House of Faith are studying for their 2nd term Exams. Our teacher Ronald is having them work a little around the Activity Center so their brains don't go into over load. Some time outside is always good and the area is looking so nice. Thanks Teacher for teaching all kinds of life skills along with our books :)
Our visit to House of Hope to check in on construction and to see Sheri went well we just found Golden sick with Malaria. Sheri has been in the country since June but we have only seen her about a full day. :( The children are going to miss her again very soon as she continues to study and work in the DC area for her Masters. in Education Everything is on site and ready to go when Golden is feeling better. Next month you will see the roof finished....
The building is in the shape of a cross with a 2nd story lighthouse tower view of Lake Karbia. The tin for the roofing is already on site.
Our Physical Therapy visit this month Victor refused to try and use the walker like he did for us last month. He was very surprised when they strapped him into this walker, He could not refuse. Keep praying for Royal and Victor. Their quality of life is on the line...
Michael was asked to visit Chief Chikanta's area to see if we can help with orphans there. He is out again today to visit with the Chief himself after his site visit to share that we are Praying to see how the best way to help will be. Michael saw so many children who are orphaned and in some type of need. His pictures of the area touched my heart so we are praying, show us LORD how we can also be used in this area that has been brought to our attention. Pray with us please.
The visit today went well with the Chief. Please continue to pray how we might be able to help in this needy area. Jesus Loves all the little children.
Michael has been out with the Jesus Film a couple of weekends and every Sunday at a different church. Along with one week this month of MOT MOT. He was also invited to an ordination service. We are so excited to see many of his students from Mot Mot being Ordained.
Men on one side, ladies on the other :)
We are on our way out with a team from Engedi Church. Check back next month to see all that was accomplished at House of Faith.
Linda Jones has been a missionary for over 23 years. She enjoys working with children and anyone in need.