Thursday, August 19, 2010

As per usual it has been some time since I last wrote on this blog.  I can't believe how quickly time flies.  There is so much happening and whilst I think to myself each morning that today will be the day when I will update the blog invariably something else happens to prevent me from doing it.  Yetserday I went to Botswana to try and buy an inverter for the house.  We do have a generator but with the load shedding becoming longer and longer it's becoming too expensive to run the generator.  So now we will use the inverter most of the time and the generator just to cook.  Having said all that the trip to Bots was a waste of time and I ended up buying a cheaper and better inverter right here in Bulawayo...murphy's law!!!
We still have two babies in the hopsital.  Even the doctors aren't sure what is wrong.  They have both had so many tests but each time they reveal nothing.  Many thanks to all who have been praying for our precious babies.  Other than that all our children out at the village are much better.  At this point in time there are no runny times, bad coughs, headaches etc etc etc...praise the Lord.  It sure has been a difficult few weeks and we all need a breather.
I'm back!  I just spent half an hour playing with Awakiwe.  She is one of our newer children and is two years old.  She came to us because she is an orphan and her grandfather was unable to care for her.  She was in hospital for malnutrition,  Awakiwe is a great kid...always happy and has the most infection laugh.  I gave her a caramello bear and she hadn't a clue what to do with her.  I guess it's the first time she has ever eaten chocolate.  She wasn't overly impressed.  Go figure!!!  That's not such a bad thing because unfortunately Awakiwe is HIV positive and therefore sugar is not good for her.  Liam our one year old also had a chocolate..he loved his and then wolfed down Awakiwe's.  Little piggy!!  It's always refreshing to spend time with the little ones.  Helps keep things in perspective. 
Well that's all folks.  Chat to you tomorrow..I hope!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I am feeling much better today.  A big thank you to all those who have been praying for me.  I have been very much aware of the Lord's presence in these past few days.  Also many thanks to all those who have given so generously in order for us to pay the staff their July salary.  What would I do without amazing generous friends who are prepared to partner with me in this work.  I CANNOT do it without you!!
God news is that little Jackie, our smallest baby, is now home from hospital.  Unfortunately she is HIV positive and therefore has not been thriving as she should.  However she is a sweet contented little girl and hopefully with some extra care we will be able to get her weight up.  Please pray for her and for the mothers who are caring for her.
Nothando is still in hospital and we are waiting for the doctor to see her.  Hopefully she will be released today and then we will have all our babies back with us. 
Because of the extra pressure put on us over the past few weeks we decided that we should not take any more children for a while.  Everyone is very tired and needs time to catch up!! Having said all that we have had to take three small children were badly beaten by their grandmother and have been asked to take a 4 month old little girl who was abandoned in South Africa.  Family and friends will remember this little girl who they visited whilst they were at the hospital.  My sister Kerri fell in love with her. 
Making the decision on whether to take a child or not is so so hard.  I know we can give the children the love and care they need but in doing so it just adds more and more pressure on to my already overworked staff.  What to do?  God please grant me wisdom!!