Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
In the past 2 weeks we have been blessed by more girls coming to join the Village family. Praise the Lord. He is always faithful.
Unfortunately, we've recently had a few children leave The Village to go back to family. The social worker made the decision to send them back to bad situations. We didn't agree but we unfortunately don't have any say in the matter. That left us with available openings in the houses but we weren't receiving any calls asking us to take children. It was very strange. After a couple of weeks we started getting phone calls from social workers and every call was asking us to take a girl. Our plan was to keep the boys and girls in separate houses but after having this many calls we decided its best to roll with who the Lord is sending us. We have 3 new girls giving us a total of 8 girls. And boy can those girls talk loud and long!
Modiehi joined us this week. She is 9 years old and has started school with the rest of the children. She hasn't attended school regularly before joining us, so she has to start at the beginning in kindergarten.
Christina age 14 joined us 2 weeks ago and arrived with bruises and cuts. The aunt she was living with beat her with a mop handle and the police took her to a social worker who brought her to us. She has fit in with the girls perfectly and she is a real talker.
Paulina hanging out with Tumi
Girls always have to do their hair.
Christina is braiding Ntswaki's hair. Ntswaki joined us this week. We've known Ntswaki for about 5 years now and we are pleased to have her with us.
Dieketseng checking out the newspaper