Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
face painting, starring Joao;
Feliciano with the aftermath of the "make your own cupcake" station;
and a classic photo of the end of any really good party - Thabo asleep long before bedtime! Thanks VU for coming and pouring out God's love and kindness on my precious boys! Thanks for blessing me so richly and with such fun and positive attitudes! I love having visitors! Anyone else wanna come???
Sunday, June 24, 2007
receive new clothes (you should see how delighted they get when I give them new underwear, you'd think it was a gameboy!). This year, one of our former nurses, Gail, who works at an ER in Good Samaritan Hospital in Kentucky, initiated a project for her co-workers to donate new long-sleeved shirts for my boys. They sent FOUR boxes of new clothes!! Thanks you guys!!! We'll be able to give out more which will be a special treat for them. I love blessing them with tangible gifts given with love - it's just so special to be a part of God's plan in which "every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father above!"
Monday, June 18, 2007
Precious Thabo arrived on May 23rd, one week before I arrived back. I'm told he's about ten times better than he was when he arrived! He will be turning eight next month if you can believe that. One of our pastors had seen him sitting often alone, both skinny legs bent at odd angles behind him, unable to stand or walk. He went back with our home visit staff and found that his mother and granny had died previously and an uncle and aunt had taken him in. However, after finding out he was HIV+, they never took him back for medical care. They were essentially allowing him to waste away. In addition to how tragic the neglect was, one of the worst things is that care for HIV+ people, including ARVs (anti-retral virals) are free in Mozambique! He is now living with us, getting loads of love and attention and medical care. When he arrived, he was covered in sores and you can see now he barely has any. He simply needed to be taken care of! He is also learning to walk with assistance and can take steps as he scoots along a chair edge. He can also crawl from place to place now, something he couldn't do when he arrived. Would you please pray for Thabo and believe for total healing of his body and his heart and emotions? Every day he gets stronger, sits up a little straighter on his own, moves around more and talks a little bit as well. I've even seen him smile once! I am praying for the joy of the Holy Spirit to flood thru him as healing power pours thru him as well! What a privilege to be hear and serve him and love on him!