Sunday, March 30, 2008
Father Charlie is heading to the states as well to addresss a couple of health issues. Please keep him in your prayers so that he can make a full recovery. Be assured of our prayers of gratitude for your spiritual and financial support of the children.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
It is Easter... we celebrate Jesus overcoming darkness and sin.
He is our Light, our Hope and source of Peace.
May you be blessed with His grace so that your hearts are filled to overflowing with His joy.
The blessing of the Lord
be upon you...
- Psalms 129:8
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
exciting day of his life. Never before had he felt such a rush of
pleasure and pride.
He walked into town and found a group of people by the well. "I'll
show myself to them," he thought. But they didn't notice him. They
went on drawing their water and paid him no mind.
"Throw your garments down," he said crossly. "Don't you know who I am?"
They just looked at him in amazement. Someone slapped him across the
tail and ordered him to move.
"Miserable heathens!" he muttered to himself. "I'll just go to the
market where the good people are. They will remember me."
But the same thing happened. No one paid any attention to the donkey
as he strutted down the main street in front of the market place. "The
palm branches! Where are the palm branches!" he shouted. "Yesterday,
you threw palm branches!"
Hurt and confused, the donkey returned home to his mother. "Foolish
child," she said gently. "Don't you realize that without Him, you are
just an ordinary donkey?
Without him you are just an ass!"
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is the only photo I took this afternoon of the guys unloading the container. It was filled with plywood, treated lumber, bunk beds and accessories for the well-digging rig. My camera battery decided to take a rest right after this photo. Above from left: Mackenson, Enold, Rousseau, Fritznel and Ilsonge.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
It took a lot of goading to get Enoch to smile for the camera as he's very self-conscious of his missing front tooth. Enoch is a dedicated student, is crazy about soccer, sings in the choir and is always the first in line when we need help. He's great with the younger boys and, to my delight, he is thoughtful. We are very glad that the dental equipment is finally here. It will be set up soon for dentists to come so that fewer and fewer children will be embarrassed to smile.
We celebrated Raymond's birthday last evening. Raymond is on his sixth year with us and is currently managing the housing project for the poor. He is with us from mid fall through mid spring and gets more done in that time than most who would be here an entire year. Joyeuse anniversaire, Raymond!!