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.

4 comments:

  1. Wow Praise God Sam and his brother and sister are in the new home!!! YEAH!!!!! Hope you can post some pictures of them all together finally!

    THanks for the cute video!

    God BLess, Heidi

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  2. PRAISE GOD!!!! Our God is awesome, tears come to my eyes to hear that Sam, such a brave sweet soul is now reunited with his family and that God is bringing children to the center. We still pray for the children at the old center. Thank you for keeping this fresh in our heart and keeping us updated on their status. Sam...enjoy your family! We are praying for you! God has great plans for you!

    The Ragsdales

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  3. I have been following your blog. You have been so on my mind, and constantly in my heart as I pray for you and for Gods continued plan to unfold. We came along your blog as I have been on a journey myself. My husband and I have felt called to go into the mission field for years now, and are now seeing definite doors opening in Ethiopia very soon. We have three children, and feel called to go full time to be a bridge to the orphans.There is a team of us that have been involved with starting an Organization in Mpls called Kingdom Alliance for Kids advocating for the Orphans locally and Internationally. We have been on the team working for Orphans internationally. There are several of us that are feeling the need to go to Ethiopia for a Vision Trip here very soon. I have been on the edge of my seat following your story and my heart is aching for the children God is calling us to, and the pain they are going through right now. The other girls on my team and I have been following your blog, as we see a parallel in our calling, we feel connected to you in a special way, and want you to know we are backing you in prayer as your pictures are the images we see as we seek his will. If you think of it we could use your prayers as well, as we seek to set up a vision trip for us all to go and seek his will. Thanks and blessings on your continued journey. Thank you for sharing - we will be following!!!

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  4. Kelly,
    I have read every post on your trip to SL. I have cried many tears. My heart has broken over and over reading about the conditions these precious children endure everyday. I have prayed for these children and children all over the world that are being treated so horribly. Thank you and the rest of the team for going, for sharing and for giving many orphans in SL, HOPE.
    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect in until the day of Christ Jesus. Phillipians 1:3-6

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