for Church & Orphanage
starts in October.
First Estimate: $70,000
Building Fund: $5,000
Current need: an architect
(15) IS STAYING
A big thank
you to all you righteous ones who prayed mighty prayers. Your prayers
started like any other, even though I was a little apprehensive.
We had breakfast, then our personal time with the Lord, and then
we gathered to worship, study the Word and pray. As we were praising
God, we got more and more excited. Sekouba started using the table
as drums, and we all grabbed flags to dance around the table. It
was great! I made eye-contact with Sekouba, and he was just grinning
with joy. When we finally quit, we sat down for the Bible study,
and today all three kids participated well. Then it was time to
pray. I told them, I had some good news first: I'd had an email
from an architect who's interested in helping us out. All the kids
plus Paul jumped up, shouted, and danced around. When they finally
calmed down, I told them to keep praying because nothing was certain
yet. Since Sekouba had jumped up in joy himself, I then asked him,
whether that meant he was staying. He said yes. Then we all shouted
for joy again, and a big burden fell of my heart.
What did I learn
in this? I'm gonna show more restraint and mercy in dealing with
their behavior. These kids come from the street where they did whatever
THEY wanted, whenever they wanted. That's why they need discipline
now, an organized life, but it's also hard to give up that "freedom".
now been with us for 9 months. I'm glad my "firstborn"