COME, our missionary journey continues...
What a glorious month we have had here at Emmanuel Home of Protection. New girls have arrived, but then sad to say we had to say goodbye to a few of our girls as their lives move forward to new beginnings.
The month of July started off with a bang as the Bowlegs Mission Team arrived from Oklahoma. They brought with them 11 suitcases full of items needed by the girls, and some very special items I will tell you about shortly, including beef jerky and twizzlers for yours truly.
God sent the right tools (Perez family) to till the fertile soil of these young girls hearts. We look forward to Pastor Perez and his church youth group returning to do a worship weekend here at EHP.
Bowlegs mission team created "Olympics Day 2016" for EHP. A fun filled great day (we hope this is a first of many years to follow). A full day of Blue, Red, Green and Yellow teams competing for the Gold Medal at the end of the day.
So much fun, so much bonding, so much comradery. God even used the tragic mishap of Bro. Roy nearly losing his ear, by bringing Roy's and Donna's Red team to their knees in prayer, and all the other teams followed in prayer for him.
God heard their cry, God healed Bro. Roy's ear.
This day is embedded into the hearts of our girls and staff.
I was blessed to have Joni Bown and her daughter Sarabeth stay with me for a week. Joni, an ESL teacher in Virginia, was a big hit with the girls in Emmanuel school, even our teacher was clued to her seat with excitement for the things happening in her class. God has laid the love and burden of Emmanuel Home on Joni's heart, I pray for a long an growing relationship.
Sarabeth has a tender heart, she spent a great deal of time tending to our sow, anticipating the birth of piglets. After Sarabeth's departure Friday morning, twenty one piglets were born that evening, 20 survived.
But, looks like we may have a possible new intern for our program next summer, right Sarabeth, and better still, possibly a short visit in December?
Sarabeth put to good use her cosmetology license, I lost count after 16 haircuts, the girls were still standing in line. She was even able to cut little 1 year old Jaxson's hair.
This is our next project for our Buena Vista outreach. The Bible study group of girls will present a drama about Jonah trying to run from God. I am so excited to see the children's faces as our sailors in the boat throw Jonah overboard, and our whale swallows Jonah. But I will have to wait for Saturday and you will too.
Our prayer needs;
1. seeking God's direction in our service.
2. donations needed for the milk program.
3. health for strong animals in the AG program
4. strong full crops from our vegetable and feed plantings.
As always ministry partners I am praying for you, please do the same for me.
Until our journey continues next time...God's peace and love be with you all.