Today was the first day of school for the boys with the new teacher! Everyone was very excited. Everything went WONDERFUL! I went down to the office with Lori to work and looked at her and said I really do not know what to start with first….I felt so relaxed today and there was and is a HUGE amount of pressure that has been taken off of my daily task. She will never know what a TRUE blessing from God that she is for my family and RHFH. God is so GOOD!
Here is the school area where they are working at.
This is the bedroom where she is sleeping (for her family to see)
This is me on a walk last week. It is part of the new road that they have been working on. Look how high up I am!
This is a pile of laundry that I sorted and folded this week. Fun times!
This is my friend that stayed in the RC for several months. He had a small piece of metal stuck in his leg that got very infected. He had surgery in Port and is doing great now. He brought me a gallon of fresh milk from his cow. How cool is that. We took it and boiled it and had it for breakfast the next morning …it was great and a special thank you from him for the help that we were able to give him.
This is a model car that Carmelo got for Christmas. We had fun putting it together.
Roobens, who had surgery on his cleft lip, came by to visit this week.
Her are some of the uniforms that we had made from the scrub material that was donated.
Remember Nerlange? She is staying with some friends that have been giving her some extra love and lots of food. She is doing great. She passed lots of worms and is eating a lot better now.
She has gained almost 2 pounds. She looks so GOOD!
Andreline has been her since Aug. This was her second time in the RC. She came in with kwashiorkor and weighed 24 pounds. Her lowest weight was 22 pounds.
Her she is going home at 27 pounds.
This is Chensly. He was admitted at the end of Oct 2008. His mother moved back into the village here in Cazale. She has been living her for about 2 weeks. She came everyday to see him. So last Friday we talked and I sent him home. She spent a large part of her days here with him and it just made sense for her to begin to take care of him again on her own. He was healthy and had gained 4 pounds. So he went home with her on Friday afternoon.
Here he is going home (below). So his grandmother came this afternoon. She told me he had diar and vomiting yesterday. She was holding him this afternoon while the mother washed clothes in the river and he died. He was looking at her and just died. I am shocked by this and do not understand what happened. I could see where she lived across the river from my house….she lived that close. Everyone is saying that the devil killed him. Someone put a curse on him and he died. It is very strange and upsetting. It is hard when we all work so hard with a child, get them better and then they die.
Fedna will be leaving soon to get surgery in the US. I will post a link to her host family soon and add her to the sidebar when she arrives in a few days.
Bear went in last week to try and get his visa. He passport said he was a girl! So we are trying to get things changed this week. We have hired someone to care for him 24/7 as his needs were becoming to much for the staff. Please continue to pray for him.
Here is the lady that is taking care of him.
Psalm 107:1-4 (The Message)
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.
4-9 Some of you wandered for years in the desert,
looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
He poured great draughts of water down parched throats;
the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.