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Monday, August 27, 2012

Arrival at the Baby Centre!

     We arrived at the Baby Centre on Thursday, Aug. 23.  It was great to finally get here!! The Lord provides and knows exactly what we need each and every day, and He didn’t fail to come through on that Thursday afternoon.  Let me tell you the amazing things He did!! 
     When we arrived and got settled in our temporary apartment above the Baby Centre Staci the current director informed us that one of the toddlers, Faith, was going home with her new Mama!  Praise the Lord!  Her new Mama was so thankful and so happy to be taking her new daughter home with her!  This was such a wonderful blessing and reminder that this is what it is all about!  It’s all about the babies!  Thank you Lord for this reminder and blessing on our very first day!  

     That is not all God did that first day!  A mere few hours after Faith left with her new Mama, we received a new baby at the Baby Centre!  The police brought her to us.  God filled the spot that we had vacant from Faith leaving and filled it with another baby that needed to be here.  What an awesome God we serve!!  Thank you Lord for this other reminder of why we are here!  It’s all about the babies!!  Another wonderful blessing!  

  There are currently 63 babies at the Baby Centre.
     We have been in the process of getting things in order with immigration paperwork, phones, internet, etc.  These things can often take time.  We are getting along in the process though and moving forward.  We think we are good on phones and internet now, though the internet does not work consistently so there could be days that we are without service.  The immigration paperwork will take some time.
     We should be getting a vehicle this week sometime!  That will be a huge blessing as we have had to make many trips to and from town while trying to get settled.
     Many things have changed even since the last time we were here in 2011.  The area has sprouted up with new businesses near the Baby Centre and in Nakuru Town.    
     We will begin getting acclimated this week with our new jobs and the staff at the Baby Centre.  We know some of the staff, but there are quite a few new faces to get acquainted with. 

     My birthday was the day after we arrived at the Baby Centre, so Staci planned a birthday party for me.  She went all out and made a wonderful meal and cake and ice cream!!  I felt so thankful as I was missing our kids and families so much and it was a difficult day, but the party helped to make the day special.  Thank you to Staci, Wycliff, Gifton, Solomon, Eliana, Jim & Alice, and Dan & Carson, Wycliff’s Mom and cousin too, for making my first birthday here in Kenya a special one.  Love you all!!  I was blessed to get beautiful handmade cards from Gifton, Solomon and Eliana!!  Brought me back to when our kids were young and made cards for us.  It was so very sweet and touched my heart deeply.  I still missed everyone back home, but this was definitely a huge bright spot in the day.
      We also attended our first church service yesterday.  We went to Rehema Africa Gospel Church, this is the church where Wycliff serves as Pastor.  It is a nice church with lots of children!  We were warmly welcomed by the congregation and invited to attend there regularly.  We have a women’s prayer breakfast this Saturday morning that I will attend with Staci.  It will be a great way to get to know some of the women in the church.
     We want to thank everyone for reading our blog and staying updated with everything that is happening with us and our ministry.  Mostly I would like to take this time to thank Jesus our Lord and Savior for His abundant grace , mercy, provision, patience, and His unconditional love for all people.  We are nothing apart from you Lord.



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