Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Life lately..

We are doing really well and are continuing to learn the language and spend time with the girls.  Summer time is so much fun and today we had a little glimpse of what life is going to be like here when the 5 oldest start school in October! It is going to be a lot more quiet here but Cohen and Kiara will find ways to make up for that I'm sure. Cohen turned 2 and he has more energy than he did when he was 1 so we have our hands full.  Eric and Jared took an overnight trip out to the country with Rosiany and Mariline to see their Grandma.  I spent a morning in the kitchen with Evos (the cook at the orphanage) she showed me how she makes rice and beans that was fun and challenging in itself how many things are when you are learning a language.

Jared and Jalaye have been here since October 2009, there time will come to an end the last week of October.  This is going to be a very hard transition for everyone so I ask that you join us in covering them, the girls, our staff, and us during the weeks to come and after in prayer.  Pray for a smooth transition from them to us at the orphanage. Also pray that God provides for them as they move back to the states and that he covers them with His Grace, Peace and Mercy.


My first attempt at doing their hair.  Rosiany was the brave one to allow me to practice on her.
The back :) - they were all so sweet encouraging me the whole time.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city... "

"Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city... "

That is our prayer but even more significantly we pray for the girls we have come to love and for people we have met here and we pray that God would provide for them and allow them to be the ones to make a difference in their city.

There are so many things in moving here Eric and I realize that we took for granted.  One thing specifically is a free education to think growing up in the states going to school is just part of life and its free unless you choose a private school that then you have to pay for but here an education is far from free. It is a privilege it is a gift and it is something many long to be able to do but can't afford it.

With our girls, nannies, neighbors, friends, we have many people asking us to help pay for their children to go to school. We have a list of children (18) that need sponsored for this school year which starts the first week in October. Some children will complete a whole year of school here and then at the end of the year they may not have the money to take the final exam and they lose that year of school and would have to retake it when funds allow them to do so.

The cost of sponsorship would be $600 US. This would cover everything from registration, testing, books, uniforms, and the school its self. 100% of the $600 would be specifically for their schooling and we could in return give you updates on their education and photos.

We ask that you pray and see if this is something that God would have you do on your own or as a family, bible study, class, school, work, or church.  Thank you in advance please note that the majority of the funds for the child allowed in school needs to be paid up front.

Thank You!
If you are interested in doing this please email us!
Eric and Briana