Tuesday, May 16, 2017

HEAVEN CAME DOWN AND GLORY FILLED MY SOUL...

WATCHING THE HAND OF GOD
AT WORK

We stand in humble praise and adoration at the hand of God in so many ways.  We are sitting here in Bangalore, India today looking at the work of ministry for our team in Kyrgyzstan, India, and on.  We bow and say - Thank you, Lord.

And we are in thanksgiving for the wonderful life of our dear board member, Harvey Quinn who passed away this week....so thankful to have know him and be mentored by him - and as we grieve his passing, we find joy in his life's story and his commitment to LAMb and the work of ministry.  He was a rock for us.  

The many years of LAMb past do not equal the potential of LAMb future.  May God Be the Glory...

1.  The Kyrgyzstan Jeremiah 29:11 Eagles' Nest roof is going on - the fence to help in safety soon to be added on one side.
2.  A new girl will be joining our Jeremiah family!  She is from a local orphanage and has no one to help her.  She will live with our Dayspring children and parents.
3.  Kyrgyzstan Without Orphans Conference is over and was successfully held in Karakul with over 60 participants - learning about adoption, foster care and bringing children into families and OUT OF ORPHANAGES.
4.  Reports coming in from Bangladesh - our new trainers are spreading the word and doing training across their network...meeting the needs of children who are traumatized and needing healing interventions.
5. India trainers we have been working with -  having met and trained over 800 persons in the last four months.  Training in Trauma Informed Care - and promoting CHILDREN IN FAMILIES  - NOT ORPHANAGES.
6.  The Child Healing Center in Bangalore, India under construction.
7.  Our South Africa team  - serving in Khwai putting on roofs on huts destroyed in the recent flood - ongoing work with this wonderful project.
8.  The Senior Center in Maun, Botswana under construction - little by little - and fundraising ongoing....with a bike marathon to be held for the project in July in Barrie, Ontario!
9.  Our Tajikistan team strong and ready for more intervention training.
10.  Bringing the Training of Trainers together for the Child Status Index  - to serve globally.
11.  Seeing the gardens starting to flourish at the Eagles' Nest Life Skill farm.
12.  Training foster and adoptive parents in different parts of the globe.
13.  Helping develop systems for interventions of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nicaragua
14. Building skills for those serving in orphanages in Nicaragua
15. BRINGING THE GOOD NEWS OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER - TO SONS AND DAUGHTERS.

The voice of our Father cries out for the children - and reminds us daily of the many across the globe who are homeless, helpless and hurting. .... with no one to help them.  May our partners be strengthened and ready to serve - may we be the eyes, ears, hands and feet to serve them and prepare them for the work of ministry. May our imperfections be minimized and the strength given to us by our Heavenly Father take precedence.

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING US!  WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.  YOU ARE  IN EVERYTHING WE DO.

CHILD STATUS INDEX


CHILD HEALING CENTER  - INDIA


NEW ROOF - KYRGYZSTAN


TRAINING OF TRAINERS - INDIA



GLOBAL TRAINERS - CHILD STATUS INDEX

THANKFUL HEARTS - GLOBALLY

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SERVICE ON THE SILK ROAD CONTINUES...

SILK ROAD
"The journey of miracles continue...."
KYRGYZSTAN 

WE HAVE POSTED SO MANY TIMES ABOUT DASHA'S ADOPTION thinking it was going to be final any day.  Then each time adoptive mom and our LAMb Social Worker would go to court another obstacle would be brought forward by the judge.  We have had to produce countless papers about her father that passed away, bring her mother in to sign about the father (to find her sober long enough to do this) ensure her older brother would approve (and he had never shown any interest in her - except to ask if we would pay him to take her!), prove again and again that adoptive mom was serious and more.  

We felt strongly this was just an attack against the adoptive mother, since she had four other children. 
THEN WE SAW THE HAND OF GOD
 An incident where a woman fell on the ground in front of our adoptive mother - she picked her up and helped her brush off.  In the dialogue that followed, it was discovered this was a Deputy of the region.  Mom told here story and the Deputy said - "Let me take care of this."

You see a deputy has more authority than a judge.  

AND THE REST OF THE STORY? 
New court date sent - April 10, 2017.....ended up being April 11.  
AND THE RESULT?  
WELL TAKE A LOOK AT THE ADOPTION PARTY!  IT IF FINISHED AND WE CELEBRATED BIG TIME WITH THE FAMILY!  

DASHA IS A DAUGHTER
HER MOTHER IS A PASTOR AND MOM TO FIVE CHILDREN
SHE HAS THREE BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER
and the family cow - Joyce!

WE GAVE THEM TWO SETS OF BUNK BEDS TO HELP IN THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS.

LAMb Team members Zukhra and Madline (our social worker) with the papers.

Dashs in Pink...look at that smile!

The family!

The party!

The Joy!


The PAPERS!

KISSES FROM A BROTHER!

AND ANOTHER BROTHER!

TEA, CAKE, CANDIES, PHOTOS AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER!


SPONSORS, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

THEY MIGHT STEAL OUR NEW FRUIT TREES, BUT THEY CANNOT STEAL OUR JOY

TWO TREES STOLEN
11 PLANTED IN THEIR PLACE
"and the joy, joy, joy was down in our hearts,
down in our hearts to stay!"

We had an entourage of Jeremiah Youth today join us out at EAGLES NEST LIFE SKILL FARM...and we had a wonderful sunshine day of preparing the gardens, planting 11 new trees and lots of vegetables and flowers.  Here is a recap of how life went today at EAGLES NEST.

1.  PURCHASED lots of tools we needed for the garden - hoes, rakes, shovels, etc.  
2.  PURCHASED new trees - to replace the ones stolen from our garden.
3.  MOVED trees that were left in the garden closer to the house where they could be watched.
4.  PREPARED the garden for tomatoes, peppers, onions and more - of course, flowers too.
5.  VLADY AND NURBEK came and put in the clothes line, rug beater pipe and grape climber.
6.  VLADY AND NURBEK primed the steel posts - concrete is setting as we sleep!
7.  JOHN WRIGHT dropped in unexpectedly and prepare the field behind the gardens - it is all ready for planting.  
8.  LAUGHED  and argued - should we plant the daffodils in a row, in a circle or in a clump.  The ones doing the planting won - and they are in a row.
9.  LUNCHED together under the beautiful Kyrgyz sun and took in the amazing view of the mountains surrounding us - on the great table that VLADY built for us.
10.  TIRED, smelling of smoke from the brush we burned today, we all headed home - except one girl who stayed on with Sondra for the night.  






























YES, life skills were in action today - along with relationship building, hard work and lots of fellowship fun.  

BUILDING MEMORIES!

THANK YOU SPONSORS AND PRAYER PARTNERS


Saturday, April 8, 2017

EAGLES NEST - APPOINTMENTS, DISAPPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

TREES PLANTED LAST WEEK
HOLES IN THE GROUND TONIGHT

("oh where oh were did my little trees go, oh where oh were did they go?"

PLANTING STARTED last week with fruit trees, bushes and lots of flowers.  Tonight when Sondra went back to the farm, someone had gone into fruit tree row and took out two of her fruit trees.  This might seem like a simple matter, but when you realize that even leaving the farm for a short time, it opens the door for loss and theft...  it is devastating.

TOMORROW we will dig up all the fruit trees and bring them closer to the house.  Not a problem, just very sad.  The Jeremiah Youth will all go out to the farm with us tomorrow and we will do some work on the land...trimming bushes, clearing heaps of brush, moving dirt and readying the land for more planting.

WE PRAY for the persons who felt they needed to use Sondra's trees as their own in their own place....we pray for a good crop of fruit as they mature and for the new owner to see a new path of behavior in the future.  

EAGLES NEST has great potential for Life Skill development.  Even tonight one of our college girls is out to the farm with Sondra.  They have been working on English, playing the card game "hearts," cooking together and just building a relationship.  Sveta will be with Sondra through tomorrow and then back to Tokmok to prepare for school on Monday.  

EAGLES NEST needs lots of work and as the work continues we need lots of prayer.  

This will be the chicken house - great place to come into at night and leave eggs
before heading out in the morning!

Coal "house" on the left and alley way to the outhouse!

When you cannot ride - you push!

Our job tomorrow to clean this area along with several other areas.

New windows in!  Wahoooooo.  And next month a new roof.

Fence needed for sure.  Maybe this would stop the theft losses.

This heats the house.  Keeps it warm - but is a lot of work.

Some of our youth just hanging out inside the house.

Back to work burning brush.

This is a summer kitchen and will be a wonderful place for BBQ
making.  Doesn't look like much, but has great cazan spots inside.

Lots of burning.

Sveta is a hard worker and so much fun.  LJ is resting after getting the
fire going and brush pulled over.  Sondra digging out a tree stump.

Trees today - who knows tomorrow?

Just a view of the farm.

Gardens started.

Sondra is a hard worker.

THANK YOU SPONSORS - STAY TUNED
FOR THE ONGOING CHANGES!!!!

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