Sunday, February 26, 2012

3 Months Old

Our little Charlie is 3 months old today. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family.
We love you Charlie!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Playing with baby dolls

From time to time Lindie can convince Liam to play with her baby dolls.
This is how they play, by wrapping the baby dolls onto their backs. Ya Gotta love it.

Ready for Town

Lindie loves going to town, especially Pick n Pay our local grocery store.
She pretty much dressed herself and went all out with the sunglasses, about 20 hairbands that she uses as bracelets & her Dora bag.

She has so much personality and spunk. And she always provides us with good laughs.
Love you Lindie

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh Charlie

Our little boy is growing up so fast. He is almost 3 months old. He loves sleeping and playing on his tummy, which is a new one for me. Liam and Lindie hated being on their tummies. He is also spoiling me by sleeping 7-8 hours at night.

Just a few fun pictures of Charlie.

{Charlie watching Liam and Lindie play}

{Luving the Bumbo}

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday Lunch

The ministry of Restoring Hope Village reaches beyond the walls of the property and into the community. #7 is a nearby squatter camp that contains around 50 shacks. We have been ministering to these people, especially the children since arriving in 2006. Two of the boys, Sabanka and Doompy often come to play at The Village with the children, especially when school is on break. They also help with small jobs around the property when the are visiting. If they come to visit it is usually for the entire day. It is heartbreaking to know that these boys stay away from their home all day and no one is concerned for their whereabouts. Occasionally we see them roaming around town.

Sabanka and Doompy have been coming to church with us on a regular basis and we praise the Lord for this. We've known Sabanka the longest so he has heard the Bible stories many times and has been exposed to The Word more than Doompy. After church we give them lunch before they head out.

Doompy showed up for church on Christmas Day and then spent the rest of the day with us. He enjoyed lunch and the flurry of activities that day. Before school started in January, we gave them each a new school bag with school supplies. We know that their grannies won't give them money for such items.

Please keep Sabanka and Doompy in your prayers that they may soon come to know Jesus as their Savior.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tom and Todd

Tom and Todd recently spent 2 weeks with us at The Village. This was Tom's fifth trip to help us and this time his brother Todd also came along. Tom and Todd were great fun to have around and also very helpful. They helped Brian construct an electric fence for the entire perimeter of the property. They also helped with other projects around The Village.

The kids loved hanging out with them in the afternoons. There last night here they spoiled everyone with pizza and steak for supper.

Thanks guys, we can't wait until you come again...hopefully soon!

{This is the electric fence they constructed. Its a bit difficult to get a good picture of the fence and the picture doesn't give all the long days of hard work justice}