Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Celebrating Easter!

Celebrating Easter!
Originally uploaded by House of Hope.
What a great time we had at our Easter service this past Sunday, reflecting on and rejoicing over what the resurrection means to us as believers. Isaak and his family worked hard to make it a unique and special service. The special Good Friday supper St. Germain and the other young people prepared for Linda and I was a real treat. We had communion together before supper, and had a great time of fun and fellowship together in the meal afterwards. The picture shown here is of Linda, Jenny and Lala (Dieula) at the supper. The school students got an extra week of vacation this week due to the elections scheduled on Friday. They certainly don't mind the extra vacation time, and we aren't minding having them around, they can really be a huge help around the house.

Jenny leaves on Monday, so as you can imagine, we are so busy trying to tie down a number of projects. Not only are we preparing materials for her to use on her whirlwind tour through the US/Canada, we are also trying to get as much in order around the HOH as possible so the task of running things here will be easier for Linda. Please pray that the methods of communication (mainly via Internet) would hold up so that we can remain in contact during the coming months.

We've already received 4 new children in this week, all of whom have severe malnutrition. Their names are: Ludencia, Jamesly, Wildine and Wesnerlande; they could really use your prayers. Sonley continues to struggle, and we haven't yet received the results of his biopsy. He and his parents are really starting to become discouraged, so please hold them up in prayer. We seem to have a virus or something going through the house, and a number of the babies and kids have caught it. You can pray specifically for Landie, Magdalene, Lucvens, Evelte and Donald.

God really surprised us with a very generous financial gift to the HOH this month. What a blessing that was, and how encouraging to see our faithful God providing for our every need. Please help us Praise Him for His faithfulness, and also continue to pray for Him to continue to provide for what we need. We also got news that the boat is now in, so any of you who have sent things in the past couple of weeks/months, we should be getting them this week.

Thank you to each of you for the way you support us and hold us up in pray. We wish you a great rest of the week. We aren't sure when Jenny will get the chance to update things again, but hopefully it will be soon. Til then, God bless, and keep reflecting Jesus to those around you.

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