Thursday, September 8, 2011
Thanks to Jay and other staff members at FBC who contributed to a very special Children's Hope Sunday. We owe a big thank you to Dr. Russell Moore for reminding us who we are in Christ - sons and daughters adopted by the King! As Christians, we were not left as orphans but have been adopted into the family of God with an inheritance like no other! For this very reason, Christians have a great responsibility to care for orphans.
I want to share something on a personal note. Most of you know that we adopted a precious girl from Moldova a little over two years ago whose name is Hope. The other day she saw a picture of Jesus and she say very excitedly, "Jesus died on the cross!" Today she was on the trampoline and out of no where she said, "Thank you God for my trampoline." Caring for orphans not only allows us to carry out James 1:27 but the Great Commission as well.
Many of you have asked about the six children that had malaria. They are completely over it and doing well. They have all been registered for school and uniforms are being made for them.
No one is really sure when the first day of school starts - gotta love Haiti! Still waiting to buy books for the kids, because the government hasn't set a price yet. Joy, Tommy, and some mission team members from Hillcrest Baptist , Enterprise took the kids swimming again this week. Joy said none of them were timid this time but jumped right in and had a great time. They took their clothes off and swam in the underwear!
Hillcrest Baptist has also had a group to help Charley this week with construction and much progress has been made. See pics below. FBC has set four trips in 2012 and those dates are:
Jan. 29 - Feb. 2 (construction)
May 3 - 9 (construction/orphanage)
July 7 - 13
Oct. 4 - 8