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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thursday Staff Devotions


     We had staff devotions in Wing A this last Thursday.  We go into each Wing usually once a month on Thursday and hold and pray for the babies by name.  We pray for the Holy Spirits presence in their lives and
that each child is released from any hold their past may have on them.
     We currently have two new VIA's with us, Pam & Tabitha Gerardot, serving at the Baby Centre.  They are a joy to work with and are so very helpful to us. We are very blessed to have them here with us these next few weeks.

     As we said, this month was our turn in wing A.  It is really special to be able to go into the Wing, hold a baby, and pray for that child specifically. As the staff is their temporary parents, we know that along with feeding, bathing and clothing the babies, we need to show them through prayer how much their heavenly Father loves them.

Dan with Liam and Victoria
Dana with Victoria

     We have also received our 300th baby this month!  Three hundred little souls rescued!
     Keep our 300th baby, Joel, in your prayers as he is at Tenwek Hospital.  It was discovered that Joel has sickle cell anemia. He is a very special boy (as they all are :) ). We pray that he will return to us soon, and we can shower him with love.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

7th Feb. 2015

     Greetings!  Well, we are beginning to get into our very busy time here at the Baby Centre with VIA's arriving and teams coming.

     We just had a team come and visit that was from Nebraska.  They were a great group and we had wished they could have stayed longer than just one night.  But they had many places to go in the short time that they were here in Kenya.  This team donated enough money to the Baby Centre for a whole month of formula!

Nebraska Team

     We also have had our second fish round-up.  The boys ended up catching about 17 good sized tilapia.  There are more bigs ones down there, they are just very good at escaping the net.

     We've also had a farewell party for one of our employees, Cate Habib.  Cate and her family have moved to Nairobi, to Central Church Office.  She has taken the job as Financial Manager there.  They are hoping that since that is where Rev. Meshack is working out of that they will be able to spend more time together as a family.  It was a bittersweet day for sure.

Rev. Meshack, Cate and Shekaniah

     Two years ago on the 4th of February our little Hope had her open heart surgery to repair the hole in her heart (PDA).  We had a celebration for this two-year anniversary as Hope is doing wonderful.  We told her about what had taken place two years ago and tried to explain it to her.  Then we told her we were going to celebrate!  Dana asked her what kind of cake she wanted for the celebration and she told her, "yellow pink".  So that's what she got.  We had a good time celebrating and thanking God for Hope.

4th Feb. 2015--2 years post op
4th Feb. 2013--minutes before surgery

Hope and her yellow pink cake

Hope enjoying her cake

     We also want to say "thank you so much" to those who have stepped up and began supporting us and those of you who have increased your support due to knowing our increased need in order to stay on the field until the end of 2015.
     Please keep our family in your prayers as we have many big life events happening this year.  We have Talia graduating from college, two of our children are getting married this summer, Carson is planning on spending the summer in Indiana.  Thank you for your on-going prayers and on-going financial support.  It continues to be a blessing to us.
     If you do not currently support us financially and would like to, please see our page on the WGM website (www.WGM.org) under missionaries, or send your support to our home church, Nappanee Missionary Church in Nappanee, IN.  Be sure to mark it for Dan & Dana Jacobs' ministry.