Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Prayers and Funding Needed for Our Orphanage

We were just about to make a family announcement and we hadn't wanted to announce it this way, but we found out that the little girl we are adopting in Haiti has a little brother. We of course are going to bring him home, too! He is six years old. The Lord has orchestrated this entire situation and we feel totally blessed.

Please pray for the safety of the children and staff at their orphanage in Port-au-Prince, as there are major riots taking place right now over lack of food. Our agency director believes that the riots are about 20 minutes away, so they should be ok. The main concern right now is the water truck being able to make it to the orphanage so that the staff and children will have purified water to drink and water to bathe, flush toilets, etc. Please pray for this as well. The death toll is now at five. If you should like to read more on the riots, click here.

If you would like to donate to the orphanage (and will you please prayerfully consider this?) so that they can continue to provide housing, education, purified water, food and medical care to the children, please click here. We met the orphanage director recently and he said that finances are so tight that the first thing to go will be the schooling, and second is they will have to take the kids from three meals a day to two meals a day. They are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. They turn away 80 kids a month. Both of our children were initially turned away.

Here is a picture of our son, Philippe, and the most recent picture we have of Patricia (Pa-tree-see-a). Our first few pictures of Patricia were "smile-less" too, but what a present it is to receive an email with that beautiful smile! We look forward to a picture like that of him, also!


Mom 2 six said...

Prayers said !!

Kathy Cassel said...

He's a sweetie. I hope he quickly adjusts to life at the O.

Please e-mail me:

Unknown said...

Oh wow!
You are going to be such a wonderful family. Congratulations!

Spirit of Adoption said...

Oh what GLORIOUS news that the Lord has chosen a son for you!!!! Thank you for sharing the tribulations the orphanage and Haiti are going through right now - praying!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Dawn and Lee,

What an update! Great joy and sadness rolled into one. I've been tracking your site for quite some time, but just haven't posted in a while. Gretchen and I will keep your orphanage in our prayers.

Wayne Boerger

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