Sunday, October 4, 2009
An Update in Sierra Leone
I wanted to give you a glimpse into the sweet spirits of these precious children that you all have been praying for. I have shown you glimpses of their harsh reality in other posts, now I would like you to see what bubbles out of them when given an opportunity to shine. They stand ready to share love and joy with anyone willing to give them attention. They have a lot to offer this world. I pray that they get the opportunity to do just that.
To give a little update.....
Sam has been reunited with his siblings and they are now all living at the new center.....:) What an answer to prayer.
The center now houses around 15 children that have been brought in from surrounding areas. There are 3 or 4 sibling groups. Some of their stories are just heartbreaking. One sibling group was seen wandering by themselves in one of our caretakers area's that she lived in so she inquired about them and found that they were orphans. So thankfully, they now have a new home in our new center. Another sibling group was said to have been abandoned by both parents and had a grandmother that could hardly care for them. They are said to be eaten up with scabies to the point that there are big boils on them. They are being treated by a Dr and now can call our new center, home.
Erica went to the Dr with Sam's mother a day or so ago and found a man in a wheelchair who was paralyzed and had a 7 month old he cannot take care of. The child's mother had just abandoned the child. The man begged Erica to take care of his baby. So that baby now has a new place to call home.
So as you can see, the center is starting to fill up. They have a trip planned today or tomorrow to Crew Bay to check on the orphan children out there. The pictures I have posted on here with the children residing with the pigs are pictures from Crew Bay. They expect that more children will be coming to our center from that area as well.
We are very thankful that God is bringing the children into our center as He has. We are still standing on His word and believing for the precious children that opened our eyes to the need and gave The Raining Season the heart to open the center in the first place. Those children deserve the very best that life has to offer. Those children have not been forgotten. Those children are still being prayed for everyday. Those children still remain in bad conditions and need us to stand in the gap for them. Those children need to be rescued.
If you would rather click on the direct link to watch the video of the children that we are all praying and believing for CLICK HERE.
Thank you for your continued prayers.