Saturday, November 16, 2013


The past couple of weeks we've had the chance to receive some new stuff at the HOH.  New stuff is always exciting for us, so we wanted to share some of them with you.

First, was the purchase of some new mattresses, thanks to a very generous gift from a supporter.  Half have been delivered to the HOH, and the other half will come in a week or so.  The kids really enjoyed getting them, here's some pictures: 

Another new was new shoes!  We've been blessed twice now by a young lady in the US who grew up in an orphanage herself in Russia.  She has spent time lately collecting shoes and money for shoes for other children in need around the world.  She helped us get new shoes for the kids for school, and now this past week sent us a suitcase full of shoes.  The kids had so much fun trying on the shoes and picking out ones that fit them...

And perhaps the most fun "new" of all was a new swing set sent to us by some new friends in Florida...

I think the smiles say it all.  We love to have new things around here!  So thank you to everyone who has so kindly given to us these past few weeks, and for those who gave to our other projects.  The screens and chairs have been ordered, and in another month or so we'll have even more new things!

Thank you so much for all the ways you support the House of Hope.  We do have some prayer requests we'd ask you to pray about.  Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare for upcoming exams.  Also specifically pray for Chedlyn and Siliana as they are having difficulty learning to read.  The school system here doesn't allow for help for students who cannot learn just like everyone else, so we are doing the best we can to help them at home.  We could also use your prayers for Dieujuste who is going through a very difficult time right now.  Pray that we will know how best to help him and that he would make some good choices at this time.

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