December 24, 2010
I wanted you to wake up this Christmas day to the blessing I recieved on Christmas eve. As I walked by Madelene she called out my name. I went to her and asked what she wanted. Fried fish she told me. I said okay but you must sing for me today. So I went and got the fried fish. And she sang to us! Sang her little heart out.
I have truely fallen in love with this little girl. It is amazing the amount of damage that can be done from neglect and malnutriton. But….by the grace of God…. and only by His grace……
She is improving. She is sitting up. She is taking her medications and eating. She is beginning to heal. I cannot think of a better Christmas present for me (and all of you) today.
The smiling face of Madelene. TO God be all the Glory!
Take just a minute to read these lyrics from Grace by the Martins
I was in prison, locked up in chains sin held me captive
to sorrow and pain, years of frustrations as love passed me by
until the Master heard my hearts cry
For grace marvelous grace, I needed grace to pardon and make
me whole grace marvelous grace flows from above with infinite love
I was downhearted I was broken inside praying for mercy with
nowhere to hide, there was a solace searching for me grace
everflowing that set my soul free
For grace marvelous grace I needed grace to pardon and make me
whole grace marvelous grace flows from above with infinite love
I am forgiven
I am redeemed
A brand new creation He saved me and gave me a reason to sing
Grace, Grace God’s Grace grace that will pardon and cleanse within
Grace, Grace God’s Grace grace that is greater than all our sins
For Grace marvelous grace flows from above with infinite love
December 9, 2010
still alive and doing fair. She is asking for every food that you can imagine. She wants eggs, potatoes, bread, soup, oatmeal, rice, meat, etc. He skin is healing in some places and getting worse in others. She loves to have her hair braided and fixed up. Please continue to pray for her and her papa.
December 6, 2010
True miracles do still happen.
We never told you how close to death Darlens was. He was taking his last breaths when I put a request up for prayer. Jess and I ran up the hill to the Cholera house to get help for him. We were all crying and believed he would die soon. I said to myself dear God–not Darlens.
Our prayers together worked and by only a pure, true miracle I can post these beautiful pictures of this sweet boy who has stolen the hearts of so many.
Anna stop crying 🙂 To God be all the Glory!
November 24, 2010
This is Patelma last week (below). He was one of our Cholera patients that was near death when he came in. I just love him. A few years ago Lori and I were walking on some back paths in the mountains. We found Patelma passed out laying in the hot sun. Lori grabbed his knees and I grabbed his shoulder and we carried him to a shade tree. Once he came to we gave him juice and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Last year he passed out drunk in front of our gate. He was choking on his own vomit and we were able to help him again. We were so sad last week when a someone is the village found him very sick and near death. We were not sure that he would make it, but again God saved him.
This is Patelma this week coming to receive his food box. We were so happy that he was able to pick it up himself.
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
September 1, 2010
We did not think these three kids would live. They are all alive today—By the grace of God.
Jn Rony-had terrible kwashiokor-his swelling is down and he is eating well now. He will have a long recovery.
Ojean, Ojean, Ojean. He has been through so much in the past two months. But the in the past two weeks he has gained 5 pounds!
Elita is walking! We are so excited about this and she gained 3 pounds this week. She (and not the worms) are finally getting the food!
August 23, 2010
We wanted to thank CAM (Christian Aid Ministries) again for their donations that they make each month to RHFH. They have been providing medication, food, milk and supplies to us since 1997. God is good!
food boxes during crisis times
medications of all kinds
New born baby kits
August 19, 2010
Several of you donated machetes for local farmers here in Cazale. They arrived on the last container. Many farmers have been asking for tools to plant and harvest crops this year. We were able to give many of the machetes out through the Community Development group. Everyone was very thankful! Thank you to all that donated these tools.
Psalm 128:1-3 (NIV)
1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways.
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your sons will be like olive shoots
around your table.