Every Orphan's Hope Update
Firstly, we want to ask you to pray for our trip as we meet with and share the gospel with over 150 orphans from August 6 - 10 in a village called "Chongwe". We will feed, clothe, worship with, teach, love, mentor, do crafts with, play with and pray over these kids all week. We will also distribute medical supplies, blankets and bibles to each of them.
The curriculum we cover is has been developed over the last 10 years and is really effective at interactively showing the love God, our sinfulness, His mercy and grace through the Cross of Christ. The best part is its focus on our status as adopted children of the living God.
There will be 22 missionaries on our trip and we need prayer for those that are finishing their fundraising, for blankets and bibles, and for our time there as spiritual warfare can be constant and very visible while on mission there. Please pray that we would be protected from evil and most importantly, that God would give the orphans and translators ears to hear the Good News and hearts to receive the love of Christ.
Also, if are not already doing this, for $27/month you can sponsor and through facebook and Every Orphan's Hope (EOH) in general get updates on your little one. The reason we are asking for this is because (as per below) we just received a new mama and 8 new orphans into our EOH Family. Tthis was the orphan home we built last summer but was then supernaturally attacked by concrete-eating termites before it was delivered by Christ and is now livable. This new family needs sponsors! Additionally, we will also be building the 12th home this summer so hope to be able to rescue 8 new street kids and pair them with a widow and get this new family up and going as soon as we have the sponsors to help. If you can help by sponsoring an orphan, please let us know! You can sign up at everyorphan.org. And please spread the word and tell your friends about your orphan sponsorship and this need through facebook, twitter, work, instagram, book club, etc.
Did you know that EOH started "Orphan Sunday" in the early 2000s, and it is now celebrated worldwide on the first Sunday in November and is being featured on TLC this fall. You can read about Gary's inspiration for Orphan Sunda here. EOH needs approximately 750 additional sponsors to care for its Zambian orphan operations. Wouldn't it be amazing to have this number reduced significantly prior to November 4?! Please pray for this.
Will & Holly, Claire, Lex, Tommy and Saili
PS. If you haven't heard yet, Sue Gruver (Will's mom)'s Brain Tumor (just removed) was Benign! Praise the Lord...