Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another orphanage update

I must have gotten sidetracked, as I never did finish my orphanage series that I started a few months ago.

I only visited one orphanage regularly this past school year as I felt that the doors were finally closed at the other one...the one that had always presented a challenge.

Then a woman contacted me from a local church. It turns out that she had found me through a mutual friend online and seen photos of familiar kids while perusing my photo albums. First she seemed suspicious as to how I knew the kids, and then we figured out that we were both Christians and reaching out to the kids with a common goal.

They had been visiting the kids in the orphanage too, doing crafts, organizing parties, and even inviting some of the kids to their homes.

The current administration doesn't let the church group visit anymore, so they're now in the same position as I am: wondering if there is a way to continue this ministry, and if so, how?

But it turns out that God has been answering my prayers all these years by providing local Christians to minister to these dear children.

And it isn't too late to start praying for the next school year: maybe new connections will be made, or something will change in the administration. Anything's possible.


  1. ;-) Discovered your blog today. I was once a missionary living in Belarus who married my Belarussian Sweetheart. Now, 11 years later, we live in the US with our four Belarussian-American kidlets.

    I'm praying God opens doors for you & your husband.


  2. Nice to "meet" you, Deven! Hmmm, I wonder where we'll be in 11 years. :) Thanks for your prayers!


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