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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Deputy Govenor's Visit

     Yesterday we had a visit from the Deputy Governor of Nakuru County.  This was his first visit to the Baby Centre and we were assured it would not be his last.  He was very moved by the children and the mission here.  We actually had a lot of guests from the District Children's Officer, County Coordinator of Children's Services and many others.  The children used their hands and feet to make a special gift for the Deputy Governor, which he seemed to enjoy very much.

     We hope you enjoy the pictures below.

Hope, Carson, Dan and Dana

Signing the guest book and preparing for a tour.

Dan taking the group around

Preparing to go into Wing A.

Deputy Governor and the MCA in wing A

Getting to know some of the children.

More tour...

Enjoying a meal together.

Joining together in song.

Betty Rop MC'ing the event.

My handsome husband speaking to the group.

Pastor Brian Rop praying for us.

Mr. Dan Bett and Reverend Rono

County Coordinator for Children's Services

Deputy Governor the Honorable Joseph Rutto.

Receiving the gifts from the Deputy Governor
for AGC Baby Centre.

Hope presenting the Deputy Governor with a
book from the children of AGC Baby Centre.

Enjoying the gift from the children.

The Deputy Governor giving Hope a treat.

Emmanuel preparing to give the closing prayer.

A very special day!

     God has truly shown us great favor.  The Deputy Governor has given us his assurance that he will be bringing the Governor to see the Baby Centre.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Birthday Party!

     After a very stressful week, it was great to have a birthday celebration with the children this morning.  Everyone had a fantastic time!  We did face painting, playing in the pools, had fun with water balloons (and then eventually with buckets and then the hose!), took turns hitting a piñata, had fun with noisemakers, then had candy, popcorn and cupcakes.  We wanted to share some of the photos that I took during all the fun.
     Also want to thank the VIA's that are here, Shelley Anderson, Tabitha Gerardot, Stacia Gerardot, and also April Hershberger for all the work they did to help make today happen.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

Pool fun

The rush for the candy after the piñata broke
Lining up for cupcakes and singing Happy Birthday

Whacking the piñata

Pius being taken to get drenched with water

Pool fun

Shelley face painting

Tabitha face painting

Children getting sprayed by the hose

Manu joining in on the fun

Tabitha and the fish piñata that she made

Stacia trying to get some photos

     Thanks for reading!!



Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Busy Couple of Weeks

Jesse Aaron
    We have been blessed with three new additions at the Baby Centre.  Two of the children were abandoned at a local hospital, the third child was at the police station.  All three of the children were about 7-8 days old when we received them.  And all three of them are doing very, very well, and have been getting much love and care from all our staff as well as the current VIA's we have with us.  We are up to 24 infants in Wing A!  That is a lot of diapers to change and mouths to feed!  Our caregivers have their hands full and are doing a wonderful job.
Sapphira Ruth

Simon Levi
     We have also had 6 adoptions just this week, and there are more coming up very soon.  These children and their parents were all so happy and we were so blessed to be able to celebrate this special occasion with them.

Angel Jerusha

April Jewel

Hadassah Rose

Joseph Daniel

Noah Jordan


     We have some great VIA's that we have the pleasure of having here.  They have been a great help to us already in so many different areas.  Shelley Anderson is here until the end of April.  She comes from Northern Ireland.  Pam Gerardot and her daughters, Tabitha and Stacia, are from close to our hometown.  They live in Ft. Wayne, IN.  Pam and Tabitha have been with us for about a month, and Stacia just arrived at the same time Shelley did.  Pam heads home next week, Tabitha and Stacia stay with us until the first part of April.

Shelley Anderson

Tabitha, Pam & Stacia Gerardot

     We also have done some re-arranging of our office staff.  Many of you know that Catherine Habib left the Baby Centre in January to work at AGC Central Church office in Nairobi.  Taking Cate's place is Betty Rop as Outreach Ministries Manager, and Gideon Kerich as Financial/Business Manager.  Everlyn Korir has been with us for some time and is now fully into her role at Baby Centre as Early Childhood Development Coordinator.  She has some wonderful ideas and works with our children to make sure that they are developing as they should and will also work diligently with our special needs children.

Betty Rop -- Outreach Ministries Manager

Everlyn Korir -- Early Childhood Development Coordinator

Gideon Kerich -- Finance/Business Manager

     We also wanted to show everyone a picture of Joshua with his new prosthetic.  He was leery of it at first, but once he became use to it and understood what it was all about he quickly started practicing walking with it.  He is doing very well and progressing very nicely.

Joshua & Dan when he arrived back at Baby Centre from getting his prosthetic.

Joshua practicing walking.

     We are sorry for the long time frame between updates, we seem to get very little time to set and collect our thoughts. We have flown by the 300th baby mark, we now set at 304 and we are now at 140 adoptions, the Lord has opened the flood gates. The word continues to spread about the need for adoptive parents. We praise God for His provision of wonderful parents for our kids.
    Please continue to remember our special needs children and the new laws that are hampering efforts to find loving families for the special children.

    As always we thank you for your love and support to us, the staff and the babies at the Baby Centre.