Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Figured since I haven't posted in so long you should all know that yes, we are alive and yes, we are getting ready for a Christmas bash! Thanks to everyone who has been sending stuff's been fun seeing all the beautiful stuff for the kids!

The kids have been having fun learning Cristmas carols and getting a grasp on the meaning of Christmas. There have been some very funny Cringlish comments about "pray for baby Jesus paske li pa genyen bed" (praying for baby Jesus because he doesn't have a bed)(funny how they connect how we sometimes pray for other kids in our community who are not as fortunate as they are, and and those children not having beds comes up all the time...they were really feeling bad for baby Jesus!) and then "sa pa bel"(that's not nice) referring to the angels scaring the shepherds. Sure has made me think things through differently as I share the miracle of Christmas with these beautiful children!

Luke 2:8-12
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said,"Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town,
a Savior who is Messiah and Master.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another lazy blog referral

Please check out Pat's blog. I spent some time putting a few update pics on there, and don't have the time to do it here takes a ridiculoulsy long time to upload photos here! It's been another one of those "where did the week go" weeks.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Malnutrition in Haiti

Please check out this article at RHFH Rescue Center. (and check out the rest of the blog as it's very amazing what they do up there! This is the place where I went in June)

It really got my attention as we were just informed today that the Social service department in Haiti found out about a group of children starving to death in Jacmel (southeast Haiti). Their parents were getting so desperate that they were selling their children for 1000Gourdes, about $25 in order to feed the rest of their family. The social service department has asked us and all the other orphanges/creche's to take in a few of these children if possible as they are going to go and remove them from this situation and they need somewhere to place them until they figure out what to do regarding this situation.

50 Children have already died in this area.

There are 70 that need somewhere to go.

We don't know for sure how many kids will be coming to us.

If anyone would like to help to provide the food and medical care that they are going to need, it would be most appreciated.

Please pray for the people of Haiti...they are getting more and more desperate as prices continue to climb.
Please pray for wisdom and longevity for us as we could be getting really busy.