Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
This is a familiar verse to most of us, and we have a certain security that we get from reading it, or having someone recite it over us. But what an amazing thing for an 11 year old orphan in a third world country to be rescued from the streets into a loving Christian orphanage. Able to see a real doctor in a real medical care clinic and find this, literal time bomb, inside him. And then be able to go to the Capital City to have major surgery, which successfully removed the bomb, and then be resting peacefully as he recovers back with his friends at the orphanage. I wonder truly what plans our Lord has for this boy, and what hope and future is in store for him. Mike

Jephley was doing so well in the hospital that he was released this morning to go back up to the orphanage. Praise God and thanks for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for complete healing and no infection. Also for him to be able to stay somewhat quiet and calm while being surrounded by 55 children. Yes, 55 children, we had IBESR bring us a young boy that was removed from his fathers house because of abuse. This is very significant as Haiti has a lot of abuse cases, for IBESR to step in means that the abuse was very extreme. It also means that they recognize the orphanage as a safe place, as they would have passed other orphanages as they traveled with him to get to ours. When he was brought in Caitlin took one look at him and stripped him down in front of the authorities and took photos to document his wounds so that no one at the orphanage could be accused of anything. Please pray for healing for him, physical, spiritual and emotional. Also please continue to pray for Caitlin, she is loving it in the orphanage and says she is not ready to leave. It is a hard place to be, wanting to be with family and wanting to reach out to the hurting and lost. We so appreciate her and her desire to serve the children.

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