Since the end of 2014 we have received 14 new children into the orphanage. Because we got so many new kids at once, we held a staff seminar right before they joined us, to remind everyone how they can help the new children transition into life in the orphanage. Some come wearing charms they think will protect them from evil spirits; and all will sleep in beds, use toilets, and have their own toothbrushes for the first time. We want to treat these children with great kindness and gentleness after all they have been through, so the staff and other kids patiently wait for them to get used to many new things. Please pray for our new children and staff as they bring the good news of the gospel and the Lord’s saving grace.
(Thank you Heidi Hertzler for taking the beautiful photos of brothers Eduardo and Nando; and sisters Elda, Filomena, and Valentina.)