I can hardly explain the feeling of being at New Life after a long day and having the children run up to you with open arms and big smiles. The stress of the day just melts away when those little arms wrap around you. Reality soon sets in when you remember that both generators are down, the internet isn’t working, and we have over 120 kids starting school next week! There is so much hustle and bustle and excitement in the air. Just imagine preparing so many kids for the school year. They all need uniforms, books, underwear, shoes, etc. The list goes on and on! Thank God for the teams that come throughout the year and leave some of these items for us to use for school. Our bookkeeper, Karlene saves what is given to us for starting school. Thanks to each of you who have given donations to help with education. We are constantly praying for God to supply the needs of raising all of these children. It can be overwhelming at times. Several children have arrived at New Life this week. One of them is a boy that we lovingly call “Little Max”. He is two years old and both of his parents have died. He really needs our prayers. He has severe malnutrition and is constantly vomiting. He is in the hospital at this time. His grandfather is in poor condition and he is trying to raise two more siblings in the mountain village of Pestel.
Thank you so much for partnering with us and for the love that many of you have for our children and ministry. -Miriam