We had a very good, but busy time here at the Baby Centre. And it continues on in the coming weeks.
Over Christmas we had a team here from Alaska. It was the first time we met them, and they were certainly a blessing to us. We were glad they were able to come and visit the Baby Centre and get to know each other. They are already planning a return trip.
|New Year's Breakfast|
Jackie, Carson, April, Dana, Hope
Also over Christmas and New Year's Eve we had Jackie Burton, our long-time friend from Northern Ireland back with us for a couple of weeks. It was great to have Jackie here for a short time and to show her all the changes at the Baby Centre and here about all the changes going on with her.
We had a lot of fun, and Jackie was able to help Dana with the store room and getting items placed in their appropriate spot.
On Christmas morning we had a Christmas breakfast and celebration with the Baby Centre kids. We celebrated with pancakes (over 130!) and sausages and Happy Birthday Jesus cupcakes and yummy juice. After the breakfast feast, we handed out gifts for all the kids. There was a bicycle, other riding toys, dolls, balls, bubbles, etc.! Everyone had a great time praising God and playing!
We hosted a staff lunch on Christmas day as well for all the staff that were working, and we were able to hand out a small gift to each of them.
Our Christmas evening meal was a little more quiet, we had Jackie, April, Millie & Manu over for some chimichanga's and spanish rice.
|Dana & Dan and Denny & Michelle|
We also were delighted to host Denny & Michelle Craker at the Baby Centre just this week. What an amazing couple with wonderful God stories and miracles that they shared with us. We were sad to see our new friends leave as they continue their journey in Kenya, and then on to where their ministry is.
In the next couple of weeks we have a YWAM team of about 20 coming to stay at Baby Centre. We have a few visitors coming from the states to do some ministry work through a Women's Retreat and a couple conferences.
There is also a very important Baby Centre board meeting happening on the 20th of January. Please pray for this meeting as some of the items to be discussed could make some major changes to the Baby Centre.
Our Special Needs Centre Task Force also meets at the end of the month.
We want to thank all of you for your prayers for us and for our family. Especially through the holiday's when it is extra hard to be away from each other.
If you are interested in hearing more about the ministry God has called us to, and you would like to partner with us financially, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know how best to do that.