Monday, July 30, 2007

Orphan Camp Update

If you haven't taken a few minutes to read about what is happening in Zimbabwe with the orphan camp, please take a few minutes to read the River Glen Blog. What a moving and challenging journal. I've included an excerpt from the blog below. I'm also planning to put together a short video once Allen and Janelle return.

Sunday, July 29th

"Lynn Nuzzo our children’s director and I bring you greetings on behalf of our Africa team from a Salvation Army camp far down a rutted dirt road near the heart of the Matopos National Park. Here the mountains are rugged and huge boulders balance magnificently on one another, on the top of the peak. On the wall of the building where we meet most it is stated that the mission of the camp is to support the psychosocial development of children. Here each of our 55 children here been wounded by the loss of one parent or more to AIDS.

First of all I want to thank you for your prayers. We have been safe in the midst of Zimbabwe’s deepening economic and political distress. Just 2 hours ago we finished our 3 day ZBS camp. We have felt God’s hand at work in many ways. Getting our supplies to camp after an unexpected delay, getting a flat tire not in the remote bush but in the city, seeing relationships form with the children and offering them spiritual encouragement from Isaiah 11 which pictures God’s new earth and from Psalm 23, the Lord is my Shepard.

We had a wonderful morning worship today where the children sang for us with rhythmic African movement. We gave the children a decorative cross, and I preached from Ephesians 1 reminding them that God knew their names even before the foundations of earth were laid. . ."

Click here to read more.

Thank you River Glen for all you've done to bless these sweet, sweet children!!!


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