Friday, April 14, 2006

Remember Kendly?

Remember Kendly?
Originally uploaded by House of Hope.
My deepest apologies for not updating the blog in such a long time. Things have been very busy around here as you can imagine. Things are coming together for my upcoming trip. It is going to be hard on all of us to be separated for 11 whole weeks, but we are thankful for the internet and hope to be able to communicate regularly.

We've had a tough couple of weeks with the children here at the HOH. Daphny Love ran away 3 times since we last updated, and we finally just told her parents to take her home, she refused to cooperate with us any longer, and despite the improvement we were making on her mouth, she just didn't want to stay here. We were sad to see her go like that, knowing that she will not have the continued treatment on her mouth, but she was a young girl used to getting her way, and nothing we did could satisfy her and make her want to stay and continue treatment.

We also lost a little boy who had been brought to us with extreme malnutrition and multiple handicaps. He passed away this week in spite of our efforts to help him. We know we serve a sovereign God, and that we can trust Him to do what is best for these little children, but it is always hard to have one die in our care.

Our students are all finished with exams, and have been enjoying a this week off of school. The house has been a very busy place, with over 90 of them scurrying about doing their different activities. The older boys finally finished off the changes they've been making to our yard. They poured a concrete pad to play basketball, and finished painting the lines on it yesterday. They are proud of their accomplishment, and happy for a place to play ball. Most of them begin school in the middle of next week, after the Easter weekend.

Which brings me to the fact that it is indeed Easter. We look forward to worshiping and remembering our Lord's death and resurrection this coming Sunday. He is risen indeed! Isaak (pictured here holding Kendly) is planning a very nice Easter service for our church here at the HOH, he is very gifted in that area. The kids have invited Linda and I to a special supper they are preparing for us this evening--very nice of them.

Not sure if you remember Kendly or not, I wrote about him back in November asking you to pray for him. Well you certainly must have prayed, and God certainly has been gracious. He is doing incredibly well, as you can see from his face in this picture. Thank you so much for your prayers. Also for your prayers for Sabrina. She's doing really well as well.

Please continue to pray for Sonley, and Magdalene, they are both really sick. Magdalene had to be sent to the hospital so she could be watched more closely this past week. It makes things easier for us, just a bit more expensive as we have to cover her costs, but hopefully they'll be able to figure out what's wrong with her very soon.

We appreciate your prayers for my upcoming trip, and for Linda and the kids staying here. Pray for wisdom in handling the many things we have on our plate right now. Pray also for upcoming elections in Haiti for the other government elected positions. Your support in this way is greatly appreciated! God bless...

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