Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Grade 9 exams this week

Just a quick update today about our 4 grade 9 students.  Thank you so much for your prayers for the grade 6 exams last week.  Now those students are just awaiting their results.  Now it is our grade 9 students.  They will be writing the rest of today and tomorrow.  They'd love your prayers as well.  Here they are...
Jamesley, Dieunika, Carlos, and John Wisly

You might remember Jamesley from several months ago when he was having such a hard time with bleeding.  We are so thankful for the Hemophiliac factor we had donated to us that has not only enabled him to get up and walking (albeit with crutches) again, but also allow him to return to school and be ready to write his exams.  

What a joy and privilege to bring hope to young people like these 4 here.  Thanks for your part in giving them a hope for their futures through education!

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Exam Time!

It is that time of the year again.  Today 4 of our kids start their government exams.  This week it is the grade 6 exams and here are our 4 girls who are writing them...
 Valandjina, Nitchy and Wislinda will write in the mornings.
Altagrace will write in the afternoons.

We received a surprise this week with Valandjina being accepted to write the exams.  She was in grade 5 this year, but did so well the school skipped grade 6 and are having her write the exams.  She is a really strong student and if she passes these exams she will move on to secondary school next year!

We'd love it if you would remember to pray for these young ladies. They must pass these exams in order to move on in their schooling, so it's a pretty big deal for them.

Some people have asked for a few updates on people we've introduced you to in the past.  So, here goes...
  • All of our babies are doing well at the moment.  I don't have a recent updated picture of the twin girls, but we'll try and get that before the next blog update.  
  • Oliana is hanging in there.  Not a lot of change there, but she isn't worse so we are happy with that.
  • Manouchka, the mother who had suffered burns is doing really well.  She has healed completely and her children are doing well. 
    She will be leaving the HOH this coming weekend to go and try to build a new life with her children.  She will leave with the baby and the young boy will stay with us until she has located a place to live with both of them.   You could pray for her as she makes her way forward in life.
As promised, here is another bookmark signaling a need that we have at the HOH.  The last need we emphasized was for a one time need.  This time we'll show you an ongoing need.  We are short on our budget needs by $4,000/month, this mostly falls in the realm of salaries to pay our staff.  I know that sounds like a huge shortfall and if we were looking for it from one person, it would be.  But the ministry of the HOH has always been possible because of the team of people we have who put their resources together to bring hope those who come to our home.  So, when you look at it broken down -- we need 200 people to send us $20/month.  Maybe even that isn't possible for you to help with, and in that case can you pray with us that God would provide this need?  Here is a bookmark to help you remember this need...

We appreciate each of you and your partnership in this ministry.  Thank you for your part.  We don't share these needs lightly.  We know many of you are helping us out way beyond your abilities.  But we do feel it's important for you to be aware of the needs so you can pray with us as we watch God provide for them.

(I did realize that I made these bookmarks for a trip to the US, so I failed to put the Canadian address for donations on there.  Here it is:  Extreme Response Canada - PO Box 1013 - Simcoe, ON - N3Y 5B3)