"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."

"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Whole Family in Africa!!!!

Sorry we haven't posted in a few days.  It's been thunder-storming in the evenings and we lose internet at those times.  Rick and the Haywards made it here safely!!!  We were so glad to see them!  The kids have really missed their Daddy so today has been great.  We had lots of time together!  

We went to the larger branch of 'The Nest' today.  This is the orphanage that houses children whose mothers are in pri
son.  Most of the mothers have short terms for petty crimes but several are away from their children for years.  It is really hard on the children - especially at first.  There was a wonderful Kenyan woman who has worked in several orphanages who is helping these kids to adjust.  She has a ton of experience and is doing a very difficult job with joy.  Please pray for her as there are several new children who are really struggling - and please pray for these precious children.  

We then went back to the Hawker's market so Rick could experience it.  Later we met the Haywards for dinner.  Dave and Carrie took us all to a wonderful Asian (Keyan's call Indian food Asian) dinner.  We've never had Indian food before! It was definitely a cultural experience.  I loved it!  The kids and Rick loved the naan!

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