Sunday, August 30, 2009
This has been a wonderful summer filled with many hands and hearts eager to serve. Well, at least the first day they were eager. Sore would be a better description of the hands and bodies the following days after the work at the property.
Patti Sue bought 3 hectares (approx. 7 acres) from Mr. Garces about 3 years ago. The only standing structures on the property that were built in the last 2 years were the water tower and the cellar (tool shed). It is approximately 360 meters east to west and 118 meters north to south. It is north of Shell across the river about ¾ of a mile from our house and the orphanage. There is much work to do but we take each day as it comes. Thanks to all who have Invested their time, prayers, sweat, money, and encouragement to Tandy and me. Lord willing I will post again before we leave here. Seriously though, it was intimidating since I waited so long.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Other than that, we all had fun. After over an hour of seeing nothing....we saw a couple of tails flip up out of the water. You get your money back if you don't see anything, so I'm pretty sure the young guys would have kept us out there all day until we spotted something.
We just had fun being out on the water. :-)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is the first time a video has EVER loaded for me!
This was earlier this week during a VBS. I tried to get a video of Pablo, because he gets super excited when a song starts....and he sings REALLY LOUD. He also dances while he sings. You can't understand his speech, but once you get to know him....it gets better. lol...
Also notice how he constantly turns around to make sure I'm watching. It's hilarious.
I have a few more short videos, but i'll try to get this one posted before something goes wrong!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The difficult thing is that we have no idea what her history is! She could have been on anti-convulsant medicine before coming here, and now we're seeing the results of its absence. Others have speculated that she was abused, and that the convulsions are a result of psychological damage. The tias are convinced that she was beaten and abused and she is shaking and in pain because of the fear she has. The doctors are having to start at square one with tests and different medicines, so please pray for them and for Anita.
Also, little Rosa had a little accident this past Saturday. She was in a wheelchair or stroller, and one of the othe little kids somehow managed to pitch her out of it face-first. Her face was all scratched up and she broke her leg....that already had a cast on it from a recent surgery. The doctor wasn't available for surgery until early Monday morning, but it went well once it happened. He took the cast off, and the previous surgery had worked perfectly on her kneecap. He put a plate in where the new break was, and she doesn't even need a cast.
The first night after surgery, she was in a lot of pain. She was asleep when I got there, but woke up and began to cry. It was so hard to see her lying there and not be able to do anything about it!
Yesterday I made a card, and all of the kids signed it during VBS. You should have seen her when i showed it to her! It was hilarious. She doesn't speak, but she just began to jabber nonsense as she pointed at everything on the card. I took Dwight in last night to see her, and she got so excited when she saw us through the window in the door. We pulled the card out and she did the same thing again...this time the jabber was to show Dwight. She then proceeded to scribble all over it with her crayons. :-)
Please keep both of these girls in your prayers! Also, please pray for Patti Sue as she deals with the coordination of their health care, medical bills, staffing Tia's to sit with them, etc.....