Team 3 of 23 people arrived safe and sound yesterday afternoon. Bags were sorted and unpacked. Children were loved on. A mother met a daughter for the first time – a very sweet moment.
We are very excited about all the projects this team will be accomplishing. One exciting thing was that Payless donated 100 pairs of shoes. Some of us ladies sorted through them and then all of the shoes from the shipment and last year’s leftover shipment shoes. There’s A LOT of shoes!! Plus two boxes that we want to give away, and a decent sized box of shoes that have no match. We will be giving all of the kids a pair tomorrow, I believe.
It has been interesting seeing what goes on around here on a daily basis. Nicole has surprise visits from Unicef, government inspectors and other people come all the time needing different things. She’s told Emily and I that she’s very glad we’re here. And it’s nice to know we’re helping in some way.
Please pray for us as we continue to learn how to love the kids in a Godly way and a good way to discipline them. That we’d be able to love the kids even when they are testing their limits. Pray that this we would all be protected from attacks of the enemy. I am continually amazed by the Lord’s faithfulness here.