Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Doctor Drew, a dermatologist from Greensboro, examines one of our boys while a medical student looks on.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
No, that's not St Peter at the gate. It's our own Bertrand inviting Dickenson to come in. Doesn't the gate look grand?
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
This is John. He was referred to us by our friends at AVSI, the Italian Volunteer Organization. They have a feeding program and came across a family that needed help. The single mother is mentally handicapped and she has nine children. John, three years old, is one of them. There are no institutions or social services for the mentally or psychologically challenged. John has a good chance of recovering from the malnutrition and we will do all we can to help him. He ate lunch with me today (ate everything on his plate) but would not speak. After a nap this afternoon, he came up to see me. He still was not speaking. He sat on a stool and watched me post his photo on the blog and all of a sudden started crying for his mother... would not be consoled with words, crackers or a Hot-Wheels car. Can you imagine how he feels?
Will keep you posted.
Will keep you posted.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Seven year old Jean-Marc and his brother, Junior, who is five joined our family today. Their mother died of AIDS a few weeks ago and her brother took in the boys but couldn't afford to clothe them or send them to school.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The cost of flour was $180 per bag last week. Yesterday it rose to $280. People are scared and manifested their confusion and displeasure. Customers cannot afford the sharp increase that bakers must charge to make the same little profit. It is the poor who suffer this the most. I don't know the why nor the wherefore that could explain the increase in price. The phrase "give us this day our daily bread" suddenly takes on a whole new meaning.
Monday, September 10, 2007
All the children were gathered in the "church" to get the latest scoop on what is going on with the school. It was chaotic at first but they settled down when Joel Vital, our principal, started the session with a song and a prayer.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Paige with over 200 sandals that her crew made for our little guys. Her room was getting a little cramped so she decided that now was a good time to give them away.
You can see that Kevenson was not all that pleased with getting some cold water poured on his head but he held it in and was a trooper.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
If you were a farmer you'd be able to identify the sweet potato plants, the corn and the cedars that we've planted on the six acre patch just north of Castel-Pere. Once mature, the cedars could sell for as much as $500 a piece. The idea is to manage these six acres so that they continue to produce year after year.