It is hard to believe we have only a week left on this trip to spend at Orphanage Emmanuel. Mike and I have been blessed by the children, the staff, the volunteers and the teams that come weekly. Each new aquaintance or friend has given what they can of themselves to enrich the lives of the children God has brought here. Each day begins and ends the same with the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening but each day also brings new challenges and roadblocks. No two days are ever the same and God is always here and always answers prayers. In His wisdom, he brings what the children need. We in our wisdom sometimes stand in the way and sometimes, when we let go of our pride, we are able to get out of the way and let God use us to provide what the children really need.
Mike and I were delighted to welcome Zoe to our home in Honduras last Sunday, July 14. She is Mike's 17 year old niece from Edmonton, Canada. Zoe is working in the Infant House and has already won the hearts of the babies, even my special Jefferson who has moved to the Toddler House though he is not quite 2 years old. Zoe has been practicing her Spanish with the teen moms and other volunteers. What a blessing it already has been to have Zoe with us this past week. Thanks, Amy Ogg, for sharing your daughter with us. Wish we could keep her.