We hope this update finds you all doing well and enjoying this special time of the year. Easter is always an exciting time at the HOH. Not only are the kids home from school the whole week, each year they together with Linda put on an open air, evening conference in our yard to share the Good News of Jesus with all who come. Each evening they have a time of singing, worship and one of our local pastors shares the Gospel and the special meaning of this time of the year.
Linda reports that the meetings have been well attended. On top of the 100 or so people in our family, there are so many people coming from our local community some nights there is standing room only. The meetings will continue throughout this week, ending with a special service on Easter Sunday morning. It is always exciting watching our young adults put their skills and talents into something like this. Please pray for all the people involved in these meetings, pray as God's Word and Good News is shared that it would be heard, received and life changing for those who hear it.
Another event this week has brought some excitement into our home as well. We were happy to receive a new baby boy named Widson.
He is 2 and a half years old but extremely malnourished and underdeveloped. He is the son of a teen mom who abandoned him at a hospital in another town, so they brought him to us. Unless something extreme happens, looks like he'll be part of our family for a while. And this make certain people at the HOH very happy... like...
Lala just turned 13 and she was so excited at Widson's arrival, she declared herself his new "mom". Lala loves being "mom" to the babies most in need and what could be better than a new baby on the very week she was off school! But she's not the only one happy to give care. All of us at the HOH are happy to have this addition to our family, and we are so thankful for your support in so many ways that helps us help children like Widson.
Here are some ways you can pray for us these days:
- The issue with our funds is still not solved, although we hope it will be in the coming week. If anyone wants to help us with our shortfall during this time, please send gifts to Extreme Response (www.extremeresponse.org). Thank you to those of you who have helped out with this already.
- I, Jenny, had great weekend with Ashern Gospel Chapel in Ashern, Manitoba last weekend. What a great group of people, it was a great weekend and we are happy to have new partners join our team. Now, I am preparing for my trips to the North Eastern US. Pray as I rush to finish logistics and travel next weekend. I'll be at Valley Bible Church in White River Junction, VT the weekend of April 28 - 30. Then Grace Baptist Church in York, PA the next weekend.
- Thankfully, our three sickly girls all seem to be doing better this week. We appreciate your prayers for them. Please continue to pray for their healing.
I will be busy over the next couple of weeks, so if you don't hear from us for a while -- please know we appreciate your prayers and support as together we bring hope to the children and youth in our care.