After months of praying for a family for Israel, and then waiting expectantly, we are excited to announce that Israel has gone home. Below is a picture of them as a family.
*Praise God for the funds for a 2004 Chevy Maxi van for the Orphanage.
*Pray for Loren, the Churches, Albino and Julian as they review and plan for re-commissioning elders.
*Pray for Jason, LaVonne, Essi, and the assistants as they prepare and start the orphanage school year.
*Pray for much wisdom and direction as we work on a five-year plan for the orphanage ministry.
*Pray for the adoptions that are in progress.
*Praise God for the good progress on building the staff ladies residence that provided needed work for Julian and others.
*Praise the Lord the rainy season starting which brings welcome relief to the high temperatures. *Pray for the Staff that are terminating to finish well, the new staff to adjust well and the children during the transition.
*Pray for a boys’ caregiver this fall and for a new orphanage director.
*Praise God with us for an inspiring Church Men's Retreat.
* Praise God for the two young men who have made a decision for Christ and have requested baptism.
*Praise God for the new commercial kitchen at the orphanage and ALL those who helped make it possible!
*Pray for the church planting team as they share the Word, disciple the believers and mentor the leaders.
*Pray for Roger Landis, Jason Dueck, Dorcas Beiler and Maria Kuhns as they complete LTO and language training in NYC in preparation to serve at the orphanage.
*Pray for guidance for the staff as we try to make the orphanage as safe for these children as possible.
*Pray for the Lord's protection and favor over the families adopting children of the home. Pray for more godly families to be raised up to adopt.
After months of planning and work, the new kitchen is up and running. We are grateful to those of you who generously gave of your time and money to see this become a reality! Below are a few pictures of the new kitchen.
*Praise the Lord for a blessed men’s retreat!
*Praise God for single workers who have signed up to work at the orphanage, and replace those who are leaving.
*Praise God for an encouraging visit from the DNI board.
*Pray for the workers attending the MTC training this month and the next.
*Pray for God to continue moving the hearts of families to adopt the children here.
*Pray that God would be preparing and equipping the adoptive families.
*Pray for Lorens as they give leadership to the single workers, Alvinos and Julians in evangelism and discipleship ministries.
*Praise God for an offer of matching funds ($7,000) for capital projects at the Orphanage. Pray for His direction in giving.
*Pray for the Orphanage staff needed.
*Pray for wisdom and safety for the annual Board visit March 24-31.
*Praise the Lord that John Beilers located an ‘04 maxi-van with only 98,000 mi. for the orphanage and their family. Also praise the Lord for the church that provided the $5,000 needed for purchase.
*Pray for godly families to adopt the three orphanage children available and the eight other children coming up.
*Continue to pray for land for the Choix Church at the right place and price.
The year of 2013 is coming to a close. God has been at work--both in our team, people of this area, and the children of the orphanage. We had many trials and valleys, but we have seen much triumph and victory through Jesus Christ. Thank you to those of you have prayed, given, and even come and visited. May the Lord bless you all with a Christmas that is focused on our Savior, and a fruitful new year!
The website has been overhauled over the last few days, with a lot of new content--articles, pictures, etc. There is a lot of new stuff on the following pages: