Man, it’s been longer then I thought since I sent the last update, I’ll do my best to get us all back up to date!
We now have four children living at the home with us: Brian (16years old), Princess (14years old), Merjury (12years old) and Prince (4years old). With them, Phillip and his family, Godknows and I, there are nine of us living together, so we’ve got a full house!
Brian is an orphan who was living with his Grandparents, he comes from a stable home background but they were unable to provide for him and care for him.
Princess was living with her Grandparents as well, one of her parents has passed away and the other she has never met. Again, her guardians were unable to take care of her.
Merjury comes from a home that practices polygamy and not a good home environment, her Father had so many kids that they were unable to care or afford Merjury.
Prince comes from an abusive home, his body is covered in scars and his arm has been broken before. When he first arrived he wouldn’t smile and wouldn’t do anything more then sit quietly on the couch, his head tilted to the side and his eyes staring off into the great unknown. He is a testament to God’s awesomeness and reminds us that God is the God of transformation. Slowly but surely he has been transformed back into a child. He talks more then I ever thought possible. When he first got here he would barely walk from point A to point B but now he is jumping, running, and laughing all over the house. It’s been a blessing to watch as God works in this young child. That is just one example of God’s continued love and provision, His faithfulness, power, and intimacy.
Daily I find myself learning new things about God, life, and myself, it has been a humbling and amazing experience.
It’s so awesome to watch as all of the kids have turned from all being strangers in a new house to now acting as a family, laughing, playing, and living together as brothers and sisters. I am blown away by God’s beauty, as He shines through all of this. To Him be the glory.
We continue to work on the Feed the Hunger Programs, doing an early morning breakfast run now, bringing sandwiches and tea to the Street Kids and continuing the afternoon program. We continue to seek ways to expand and evolve the programs so that we may be able to help more people and in a more full way. We are also continuing the Education Empowerment Program, providing children in need with school supplies and helping with school fees.
None of this would be possible without the support, prayers, and encouragement that we have, and continue to, receive from all of you. We are all of one body, and it is so awesome to see as everyone works in the way that God’s blessed them. Your prayers mean so much to me; God has surely been here in a mighty and powerful way. If you could continue to pray for provision and vision, encouragement and support, and open doors, for all of us involved in Christ’s Initiative and F.O.Z to be led by the leading of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, and that we would be where He desires us to be at all times.
I continue to pray for you all, and although an ocean separates us my heart and Spirit are both with you.
To God be the glory, may He bless you all!
“From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” – Ephesians 4:16
I’m ashamed to say it, but I have not tamed a lion as of yet, but, and I don’t mean to brag, I have killed one or two spiders, no big deal.