We are blessed to have two wonderful VIAs from Northern Ireland with us at this time. Kim is an artist and she is doing marvelous murals on the walls in the Wings as well as the office area. She is an extremely talented young lady, as you can see in the photo below she has painted Jesus holding a little baby on the wall in the office area. She is now working on animals and letters in one of the Wings. She has a servants heart and is willing to help in whatever area she is asked to. She is a blessing to everyone here. Kim is also enjoying spending time interacting with the children each day.
Jackie is also with us as a VIA. Jackie was here last May with a team and felt God calling her to come back and serve for a longer period of time. Having had Jackie with us previously we knew her heart and the love she has for these babies and were thrilled that she wanted to come back. She has been a blessing to us, the staff and the babies. She has a sweet, gentle spirit. Jackie is a nurse so she has enjoyed helping our nurses weigh the babies, help with paperwork, and with meds, etc.
Both girls have also been helping with VBS, walking the older kids to school and back, and just loving on the children. They have both been wonderful and we are glad that we have them with us for another couple months.
We have many VIAs scheduled to come and serve at the Baby Centre this year. Some have been here before, some have not. We are looking forward to seeing what God does in each of their lives while they are here. We are so thankful to the Lord for putting the Baby Centre on the hearts of others and for the VIAs, teams, etc. that He sends our way.
We are all doing fine. We have been very busy. Dana is very quickly putting together a 2014 Baby Centre Calendar. We plan to take it to the printer today. We have been working on Baby Centre promotions for this year. We will be doing something new. We are putting together very specific care packets for the babies. These packets include formula, diapers, etc. There is much more to follow on this. These packets will be distributed throughout Kenya and all other areas around the world that sponsor the Baby Centre. This will be an exciting way to get more intimately involved with what is going on at the Baby Centre.
Another exciting thing that is happening is that the daily football (soccer) game that Carson started is still going strong, though beginning today a slight change has been made. Now every Thursday instead of playing football, they will be having a mens Bible study during that time. This football game has been so instrumental in bringing the men together and creating a bond with them. It is exciting to see them begin a Bible study together.