The year past has been an amazing year for LAMb International/Global Capacity Building Network -
- we have ministered in 12 countries,
- trained over 300 practitioners and trainers in Trauma-Informed Care,
- met committed workers and consulted with them over serious concerns they had,
- helped coordinate the WWO Forum in Thailand that had over 500 persons from 70 countries,
- poured into our Kyrgyzstan team and the youth in our programs there,
- worked with 15 amazing leaders to develop the National Child Care Collaborative in India,
- trained over 30 new trainers in India alone to help in preparing foster, kinship and adoptive parents,
- witnessed our project to open the pre-school in Khwai, Botswana come to success
- and then spend time there at school closing to celebrate the 33 little ones completing the first year,
- cried a lot,
- prayed even more,
- honored to give rewards to 11 grandmothers in Khwai for getting their grandchildren to school each day for the year,
- to give rewards to 28 little children for perfect attendance at the pre-school
- training a group of 11 camp leaders to supervise and lead when working with employees who have suffered trauma,
- enjoyed the opening of the senior center that LAMb team coordinated and funded to be built,
- was there for the first week of the opening when 12 seniors were picked and brought to the center for the day,
- heard stories, watched laughter and joy as they were given crafts to work on, a great meal and fellowship of others their age - just coming together to know they are loved,
- hear the stories of how they now feel someone cares,
- seeing seniors profess their faith in Jesus and pray for each other,
- able to love on the seniors and spend time with the incredible Pastor Beauty and staff,
- met with key individuals who are wanting a church in the village of Khwai and
- helping to map out a potential way of seeing the church happen in the village,
- brought on a new board member in Canada,
- committed to and conducting activities for equipping and sending out many new African trainers across Africa to build the capacity of the Orphan Promise partners,
- bringing two little (teens) to our Jeremiah House for the purpose of being able to complete IUCA College,
- launching 3 older youth into IUCA University,
- starting a new Life Skill training project with our Kyrgyzstan staff - reaching orphanage youth every week in the city of Tokmok,
- teaching and equipping over 300 youth to be safe from trafficking and bride kidnapping across the country of Kyrgyzstan,
- taking a part of the development of the World Without Orphans Roadmap to help our developing countries do more and better in serving in the family-based care journey,
- being on the Executive team with 6 other awesome leaders in the World Without Orphans movement,
- sharing and helping to build the Capacity Building Program with ORPHANetwork in Nicaragua,
- working with a team in Nicaragua that really cares and is passionate about serving the hundreds of youth and families they serve through their outreach to hundreds of churches across Nicaragua,
- consulting with many different ministries who are moving forward in serving the Orphans and Vulnerable children across the globe; Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America
JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG - THAT IS WHAT IS HERE.
WE STAND OVERWHELMED IN THINKING ABOUT THE NEEDS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE.
IT IS FOR THIS REASON - WE HAVE CHOSEN OUR NEW WORD -
We are a small team, with the desire to help. We have limited capacity and limited resources, just a huge desire to do what He has called us to do.
So we MUST work with INTENTIONALITY.
For us that means
DISCERN, DISCUSS THEN DECIDE
all wrapped with prayer.
Will you pray with us for 2020? Will you jump on the ICEBERG with us and help us to DISCERN, DISCUSS AND THEN DECIDE?
We Cannot Do This Without You.