Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two New Kids!

Edy and Charles
I can't remember if I mentioned this previously, but Samuel has taken two new children in: Edy
Blaise (male) and Charles Sylmaine (female). In case you are wondering, Samuel has agreed not to take in any more children until we have a permanent home for them:) He has such a passion for children that he has a hard time saying "no" which I think we all would in his position! The whereabouts of Edy's mother is not known and his father simply could not take care of him. He is a very sweet boy; quiet but seems to be happy. He has never been in school but will start in the fall. Charles' parents were both killed in the earthquake. She is full of life and in the first grade. They both need a sponsor as well about six of the other children. If you are interested, please let me know.

Many of the children need to see a dentist, so we are praying for both a dentist and ophthalmologist or optometrist to make a trip to Jacmel soon.

Remember that the Towel/Swimsuit drive for foster kids will run through May 1. Please place your donations in the designated box by the reception desk at FBC. To follow the progress of the drive on Facebook, check out Bighouse Foundation. They are far from their goal, so please remember that this is a simple way to help a child feel special. The foundation plans to monogram a towel for each child. It is rare that foster children have items that are monogrammed!

Alabama Pre and Post Adoption (APAC) will begin a GPS class on May 3 that is geared toward adoption rather than just foster care. Mike and Kerri Moore completed this class last year and speak very highly of it. Remember, that DHR requires this training in order to adopt a child in the State's custody. The training will be held at the Montgomery Baptist Association and will last for 10 weeks. If interested, please contact Beverly Owings at 334-207-5962.

Finally, please plan to attend the Caleb Chapman concert on May 4 at 6:30 - main sanctuary at FBC. Invite others and lets fill up the sanctuary to over flowing!

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