"This is how grace works; it enters the soul, penetrates the heart, saturates the conscience, abides in the memory, affects the affections, gives understanding to the understanding, and imparts real life to the heart, which is the seat of life." Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted and Saves the Crushed in Spirit


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." Jeremiah 29:11

Highlights from today:

Claire: "little Sharon rubbing her face against Claire's arm, touching her socks, sitting in her lap and dusting her off when Claire was dirty. Sharon's back and tummy bulges out from malnutrition. She coughs a lot and is most likely infected with HIV. Acting out Noah's ark today, Sharon and all the kids roared with laughter as Claire sounded and looked like a pig."

Saili: "I liked making a pig noise when we played the farm game and hearing and watching all the kids laugh at me."

Lex: "singing and playing with the kids, especially my two favorite orphans, Peter and Danny."

Tommy: "spending time with my daddy in our group of orphans. Playing football with my friends, especially Elvis and daddy. Singing fun songs."

Will: "I loved that all my kids came back today. My favorite parts were when Agness, Mwendabi, Eustace and Alfred saw me coming and gave me huge hugs. I also enjoyed my time with Gary, visiting the My Fathers House kids, the new chicken run filled with chicks and talking about future plans. I loved spending time with Margaret and Peter. They both call me Uncle Willy. Placing Christian widows in new homes with 8 orphans each and creating families is working. Though many have HIV, these kids love their mamas, are good students, eat well, are hard workers, play a lot, and have great big beautiful smiles. This ministry is amazing."

Holly: "I was overwhelmed today after teaching my kids about Jesus and his love for them. We talked about His Kingship and that if they repent of their sin and believe in him that they are children of the King. We made gold crowns and sprinkled glitter on their faces (see picture). Seeing around 300 orphans with these crowns on sing praises to God under the hot African sun brought me to tears. My favorite thing was looking in each ones eyes and smiling at them, receiving a bright smile back and hugging their little bodies."


  1. I am tearful just thinking about all those little children with their gold crowns on singing praises and my daughter with tears in her eyes. I don't know what I did to deserve a daughter such as you - but I thank the Lord every day for it. Love Mom

  2. It is wonderful reading what you are doing with all the children and adults at the camp. You being there is testimony that the Lord loves these children and will send people and supplies to help them.
    Love, Dad/Grampa

  3. What a blessing you guys will be to those kiddos and they to you I am sure! What an amazing couple of days. Thanks for sharing little bits of your experiences on the blog. I love hearing all about it.