Throughout conversations with friends we have made and the children in the home, I have felt an overwhelming appreciation for the way that I grew up. While this lesson may be one I have learned a thousand times already, tonight it is especially affecting me. I hope that we can each learn to live with appreciation for all that the Lord has given us and to live in such a way to give as much as we can to help those who have less than ourselves.
Continue to keep the children in the home in your prayers. I have a few specific prayer requests:
1. For Miguel Amado- he is missing his parents as he has only been in the children's home a few weeks. While his home circumstances were awful, that does not keep him from missing the only family he has known.
2. For Cristina- she is having some problems with coughing and asthma-related illness.
3. For Najeyli- she has several parasite and skin problems stemming from her life before arriving in the home.
4. For the beginning of school- pray that each of the children would have a good school year this coming year.
May the Lord bless you and your home with His peace,