June 4, 2009
Now that we’re approaching the half-way point in the year, our lives are going full-speed. Our children have all finished their school year. Paul has gone to Dallas to work for the summer, Amy is working at a theatre in Virginia, and Richard is
staying with us, getting his driver’s license and being a lifeguard again.
A highlight (of many) last month was hosting Fabio for two weeks. We were so honored he wanted to see us during his two weeks vacation from his civil service job in Germany!
ZIMBABWE REPORT ...
This past month, I led a small assessment team into Zimbabwe. The precious people of this country have suffered greatly. (To view the MercyWorks newsletter featuring Zimbabwe, click here
.) Our team saw God direct us specifically in the way we should go. We gathered essential information that will lead to MercyWorks sending a follow-up medical team for maximum impact in the near future. Just getting to YWAM’s work in Bulawayo was a challenge, as they are extremely remote, out in the “bush bush”.
On behalf of MercyWorks, I handed a significant cash gift to YWAM leader Gideon Chishamba to help with the Garden of Hope, the feeding program, and orphan ministry they are doing.
AT A GLANCE ...
On April 30-May 1, we attended Summit V, the national adoption conference. It was so inspiring!
On a personal note, I got to speak via a friend’s Blackberry with Favor, the Ethiopian orphan we are adopting. It was such a thrill to hear her voice for the first time!
On Mother’s Day, a Hope For 100 display was unveiled at church showing we already have 26 bricks filled in towards our 100 goal (with each brick representing a home for an orphan). Please keep praying for Hope For 100 as well as for us to be able to bring Favor home soon!