Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How great is our God !

In the land of almost constant sunshine solar power is the way to go. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus in Dalton, MA,  our clinic now functions with greater ease during evening and night hours. How is it that most babies chose to enter the world in the wee hours of the night? Four new arrivals made their debut in the span of twelve hours. The nurses expressed sincere gratitude for the lighting that allowed them to do their work with greater confidence and effectiveness.

Weighing in right after birth.And we can read the scale thanks to solar power !

Flat tires are a way of life on theses rugged roads. 

Bystanders to the rescue!

Though we were expecting to purchase two new tires, we made the decision to purchase a whole new set. We were so happy to find a shop that sold quality tires with familiar brands.  It didn’t hurt that the owner served Lebanese coffee while we waited either. Now we travel with greater confidence.

Ready for new tires

Our hearts are ever filled with gratitude to the gifted quilters who share their talent with our newborns. The moms are just delighted with the hats, quilts, and outfits with share from you.

Baby gifts

We thank God for each of you who make our ministry here possible!

How great is our God !

Monday, May 1, 2017

Aways Something To Make Me Smile

No two days here are the same and that is something I love about life here. You never know what lies ahead but it is never dull.

The secondary school teachers and students in a neighboring village were very excited to receive supplemental textbooks from a benefactor in France. Thank you Dawn for making this happen!

So happy to receive books

I will never grow tired of seeing the beautiful babies born in our nearby maternity. What a blessing this facility has been to the village. We love living so close to the maternity. It provides an opportunity to visit the mamas and bring gifts to celebrate their new addition. Thanks so much to all who send blankets and baby clothing.

Precious newborn

  Our milk program continues to provide supplemental nourishment for at risk babies. Babies continually graduate from the program and are quickly replaced by others in need.

New addition to our milk program

This widow cannot see and is not mobile due to an accident years ago. Members of her extended family care her for. She just wanted to dance and sing when she received her gifts from the widow sponsorship program. More widows are available if you would like to help. The donation is $20 a month.

Such a grateful widow!

 We traveled to various orphanages to visit children who are waiting for their "forever families". I must admit that I wanted to take them all home with me.

O. is always smiling

R. is still waiting 

Sweet and gentle S.

 If you have been thinking/praying about international adoption,
please contact us so we can begin to talk. Ruth   -
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