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Friday, March 06, 2009

Orphan work


First, I want to thank all of you who have sent encouraging emails and comments after my last post. While living here isn't easy, I also know that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. Many of you are experiencing your own difficulties with job losses, issues with family, sickness other things. A good friend of mine sent me a great reminder and that is to not focus on the negative, or on what might happen, but rather the positive things in our lives and God's blessings. He is so faithful.

Janelle has some great news regarding our sweet orphans in Zimbabwe. The schools have now opened and the children have returned to their normal lives. This is a great blessing to everyone. School is a major “life line” for hope in the future. When the children are progressing in their education, there is hope for both them and for their caregivers. In Africa, getting an education is the key to being able to progress in life, and perhaps to have a better life than what has been true in their families. Please pray that the schools will remain open!!

We also have been blessed with two tons of soya mixes that will also be distributed to the families throughout the coming months so that they will have good nutrition. It has been the maize (white corn) we have been able to source and the soya mixes sent from South Africa that have sustained these families for the last year. It is with great joy that we see the food packaged and sent to them.

Have a blessed day,

Lisa

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Getting the soya mixes ready to send

2 comments:

  1. Hey Lisa!!

    So nice to see Dad's picture on your blog! Good news about the schools being open!!

    Hey, sign me up for a copy of your book! :)

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  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Lisa,
    I look forward to your blogs and I'm so glad I signed up for the notices. It's too easy to get wrapped up in daily life and forget what's going on in the rest of the world.
    I'd love to win a copy of your book, so sign me up.
    Still think about y'all a lot. Tell Scotty "Hi!" for me.
    Donna Thornhill

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