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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Update 30 May 2013

     It has been a couple weeks since our last post. We have had many things going on here at the Baby Centre.  We hosted a team here at the Baby Centre from Northern Ireland.  They were with WGM-UK. They were such a blessing to us and the babies.  They helped out around the Baby Centre cuddling and feeding babies.  They also managed to do some work while they were here.  They did tile work in wing C installing tile in the eating and play area to make the walls more beautiful and durable.  It looks great! By God's grace, they also had a master electrician with them and he was able to help us with our electrical problems that we have been experiencing with our generator.  He is also planning on coming back to help us with some other items to save us some significant money and to make future expansion a little easier.
     Right on the heels of the Ireland team leaving, the Bethel Medical Team arrived.  We spent the first day getting ready for the 2-day camp at the Ngata AGC Church.  The free medical camp was held on the 21st and the 22nd of May.  There were 810 people seen and helped at the camp over the two-day event.  Many of them having serious conditions, some even requiring transfer to hospitals for surgeries. The church and the community were so very grateful.  We look forward already to next years camp!!  A big thank you to the team for a job well done!!

Talia and VIA Liz Meert
     In the picture to the right Talia and Liz are helping sort through the items that were left from the medical camp and helping the Baby Centre medical staff to sort them out and organize them.

    Below is a picture of Stephanie helping out in the Baby Centre office.  She has been helping in many areas including, helping with donor database creation, baby medical data base creation, organization of the storerooms, helping with homework of the school children, and of course playing with babies.  The work she has done here has been very important to taking the Baby Centre to the next level.  We have enjoyed having her here over the last five weeks.  She will be heading back to the States soon, and will be missed.

VIA Stephanie Sands

     Below is a picture of our team from Northern Ireland.

Ireland Team

     Below, are several pictures of new families being created.  God has blessed us with some wonderful new parents.  It has been great to get to know them and to see the bonding taking place.

Kevin Brandon and his parents

Tobias and his mommy and daddy

James and his parents

     With all of the babies leaving, we have also had many new arrivals.  The babies are coming in as fast as they are going out.  We feel very blessed to have so many people saying yes to the call to become adoptive parents.  Please join us in praying for these new arrivals, and their parents that are even now being called to come to the Baby Centre to pick up their new son or daughter.

Samuel David 




     We continue to have many visitors here at the Baby Centre.  Local churches and businesses that are interested in seeing what the Baby Centre is doing.  The response has been great.  We also continue to go out and speak continuing to raise awareness for the Baby Centre.

     Our projects are going well.  The cows are doing great.  The bio-gas is now being used.  The fish pond is ready for fish!!  We are working now on getting the fish delivered here to the Baby Centre.

     We also have a new bank account which allows us to do international banking much easier.  The bank has been great to work with, and we are charged no fees for international deposits.  We now have a Kenyan Schilling account, a US Dollar account and we have a British Pound account.  This makes partnering with the Baby Centre easier on our donors and us.

     Thank you for staying in touch with us, praying for us, and supporting us in so many ways.  We feel very blessed to be a part of this ministry, and to see God's hand in so many ways guiding and leading. Please also pray for the staff, as some of the changes we are going through are difficult for all of us.  We have many more things to update you on in the next couple weeks as we move closer to opening our new home for our older, un-adoptable children.



Friday, May 10, 2013


     Greetings!!  So much is happening in-between blogs that it is hard to keep up!
     We want to make sure everyone knows about all that babies coming and going so we are trying to include all those in our blogs.  
     We've had a few arrivals since our last blog.  See pictures below:

Irene with 2 day old Rebecca Irene

7 week old Hosanna

Jude going home with his new mommy and daddy

     We had a speaking engagement at Good Shepherd AGC in Nairobi last weekend.

Seenoi, Wycliffe, and Tehila

Antonine from Kenya Children's Home
Dan & Hope
Irene Baby Centre Social Worker
Cate telling how to get involved

     The pictures above are from our time of sharing at Good Shepard AGC in Nairobi. We had a great time with Pastor Bones and his staff. We were able to share the Word, and about the Baby Centre and adoption. The response from the congregation has been great. We continue to go out as often as we can to share about the Baby Centre and engage the local churches into action for our babies.
  Above is the almost completed Fish Pond project. We will be looking at stocking it later this month, fresh fish for Christmas???
  More news about babies...
Little 5 day old Baraka
Silas going home with his mommy and daddy
     So as you can see things continue to move along at a fast pace. Today we are back in Nairobi waiting for Talia. We just got the news that because of engine trouble before they left Chicago, she was not able to make her connecting flight. They have her re-booked with a nine hour lay-over. Please pray for her as that is especially difficult when you are traveling alone. We are also here to greet our first team from the United Kingdom this year. They will arrive tomorrow afternoon, and we will return with them to the Baby Centre on Saturday evening.
   Please pray for the babies and the Baby Centre staff as we continue to go through so many changes of the way that we do things. God has been so good to us and has shown us so much love and grace. We are thankful for the team He has brought together for this time.
  God has also blessed us with many volunteers this year. Miss Stephanie Sands is now here with us for 6 weeks and is doing a wonderful job of fitting in and helping in many different ways. It is great to have the extra hands for some of the larger projects we are working on. She is currently helping with the baby data base we are creating, and with our international donor base. And of course always helping with babies.
Thank you for your prayers, love and support, you are greatly appreciated.