We are in the middle of conducting update interviews for each family this week. Checking in with each parent to see how things are at home, needs they may have and all they have accomplished. We will also ask each caregiver to assess the children in their rooms and how they are doing on a daily basis. Even our super shy children are opening up with their peers and even me! It is such a privilege to watch them grow in their confidence and person God has created them to be.
As I look into each one of their eyes, and see them running around, I can’t help but be so very in awe that we get to be a part of this journey. The power and dignity that is being instilled into these families’ hearts is just beyond words. These kids are developing physically as they should! They have room to run around and get those muscles moving versus being on their moms backs while they try to work. The parents have the opportunity now to earn a better living to support their families. It is still a VERY tough life for them here. So please do not think that they have it easy now because they are with us. Most of them still remain in a 4×6 foot house with mud walls and a tin roof. They are still drinking water that gives them giardia because it is not clean. But so much HAS improved. We still have much education to do and more love and respect to give. This journey to a better way of living and being able to be secure in the family that God has blessed them with…is more than words or pictures can explain. Much of our work here, we can see transformations happening. But there is so much that are little mustard seeds. We hope that passing along the love of Jesus to them will make a difference someday and hopefully eternally when we are all together again after our life here on earth.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts—for giving us the ability to do what we are doing here!