Thanks for all your posts everyone! It's very encouraging for us to hear that you are praying for us and following our journey. It seems like we're a little closer to you than 8,000 miles!
The last few days we have started a carepoint from scratch. We have been ministering in a very poor area where many people haven't eaten in weeks, some in months. It is just heartbreaking to hear widows and orphans tell you that they are starving to death. It makes the things we struggle with seem small. I'll post an interview I did with a widow who told me she hadn't eaten in two months.
We brought a ton of food, and had the "Go-go's" start cooking. Kids came from all over to get a healthy meal. We sang worship songs and prayed, thanking God for providing food to this community. It was incredible to see how the community rallied around this project because they were so excited about this happening! This carepoint will be available for sponsorship soon. Let me know if your church is interested.
One widow's home had been blown over. These homes are nothing more than stick and mud huts. The sticks and rocks were up but they weren't able to mud the hut. This provides insulation and seals it so wind doesn't get in. But, the water is 3 kilometers away so she and the orphans she takes care of can't get enough water to mix the mud. We bought cement, wheelbarrows, and hauled tons of water in to finish the home. It was a great day.
Love and miss you all. You're in our thoughts and prayers!