I haven't been keeping up with my own blog! I've been so busy, that I don't know what articles Johnny has posted, and so I may repeat some things only telling them from my perspective.
Having eleven people in the house keeps me moving! I must say, however, every day, as I wash dishes I get this wonderful, supernatural joy that rises up in my soul. I am so fulfilled doing what I am doing. (I'm not talking about the housework either).
Our ministry has grown. Every day Johnny and Ben are on the forefront visiting people who are desperate. People who would die without the love and compassion shown to them by Jesus shining in us. I think Johnny told you, but yesterday there was a man whose leg is literally rotting off. He has a severe infection, and he had NO means of getting to the hospital. Literally. We did a simple act of transporting him to the hospital and paying a small admittance fee. He's now being cared for properly. But more than that, he knows that a stranger who loves Jesus had compassion enough to find him, visit him, and do more than just pray and walk away.
While Johnny and Ben are out there, Pauline and I are here at A Future and a Hope. I think the best part about being here is seeing these girls laughing, giggling, and playing like children should. Of course, seeing them eat nutritious meals is a blessing to me too. Thank you for making that possible.
When Edith arrived here, she was so malnourished from eating so much of the same thing (Ugali, made from maize) that her belly was as big as a pregnant woman. She looked like the pictures of the Ethiopian children we grew up seeing on the TV, remember? She had this huge, protruding belly. Now, to look at her, her belly is half the size it used to be! She still has a little 'pot' there, but it's a normal looking one.
Anyway,I just wanted to say thanks for making these small acts with great love possible. We aren't paid by an organization. Everything we do is done as an extension of the kindness of you.
Thank you for reaching out.