So much to say...
This is going to be a crazy blog... I have lots of catching up to do....
Okay, first of all, I must let you all know that Edson is no longer at the orphanage. Deborah mandou ele embora de novo (sent him away again). So, Deborah assured me that he is living with his father, his aunt, and two of his siblings. Also, Rafael, the tall, 13-year-old, and Ismar have also been sent away. Marcos Paulo will soon be sent away as well. Crispiano was sent away but his mother brought him back. Deborah sends them away when the leadership cannot get them to obey. Pray for these boys. I do not know their current situation, but just pray.
Second, I am finally getting better-- really!!! Whoa! You just don´t value your health until you lose it! I have definitely found this to be true. What a blessing it is to be feeling well again!!!!!
Third, please pray that God´s will be done concerning the leadership at the orphanage. Pray for the current leadership: director- Deborah, house parents- Germinia and Joao. Pray that God would renew or rearrange according to His will.
Fourth, pray for Anne and I as we prepare the boys--and ourselves-- for our departure next weekend! We only have 7 more days with the boys at the orphanage. Pray that we will use this time to the fullest!!!!!
Fifth, the internet at the orphanage is finally working properly! We are creating email addresses for each of the boys. Be on the look out for an email from your buddy! Respond to them soon... they are really excited about it!
blessings to you all!