Things have been busy the past few months with lots of change for our family.
Our family a new malnourished 9 month old foster baby, Cris. He was in the hospital here for 3 weeks. When baby Cris came to live with us he weighed 9 pounds, had blonde hair (a protein deficiency), he could not drink a bottle, and had no control of his head. After 2 weeks he now weighs a little over 12 pounds, he is drinking a bottle (and holding it on his own) and can now hold his head up! His grandmother returned to their village 8 hours away to get his malnourished twin and bring him back. We are caring for Cris until the grandmother can return with the twin. We paid her way back to her village and sent milk and fortified rice for the twin, but the grandmother has to work to earn enough for her return trip. This could take a while. We are thinking baby Cris will probably be with us for about a month.
In June we started construction on the fence project. This is a security fence with concrete blocks, chain link fencing, and Constantine wire. The fence will be over 10 feet tall and enclose 500 meters of property when completed. This fence will separate the area where our future home will be from the feeding program area, it will protect the feeding program garden, and actually allow the feeding program kids to actually eat at the property!
The feeding program kids have started working to make their soccer field at the property. The construction workers have taken on working with the boys and are also going to have their own team. There will be 3 teams: little boys up to 12, big boys 12-18 , and men.
MOST EXCITING NEWS THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE ...
FENCE PROJECT IS FUNDED!! ALL CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETE THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER (if there is no rain) GOD IS GOOD!!!
Thank you for all of your prayers, encouragement, and support! We are blessed to have each of you as part of this ministry.