Sunday the team began their journey by visiting CIPI, a home for babies, special needs children, and girls into their teens. Many of the girls there have children or are currently expecting. In past years, there have been about 40 of these girls that we have ministered to and spoken to about abstinance and prenatal care as well as early child development. This year when the team arrived, there were 60. While devistated to see such an increase, several team members spent the afternoon talkin with girls in small groups and sharing thier own testimonies…

The younger girls & boys at CIPI had a great time too! They kept busy with skits, puppet shows, T-shirt painting and Bible stories and even the bus driver got involved!

“The guy in the blue shirt is the bus driver! He is a wonderful Christian man! He even helped paint little girls fingernails! He is such a trooper! We painted their fingernails and traced their hands because they don’t get a lot of human touch, and this gives us a reson to touch them, and make them feel special! Our team has gotten along SO well! There has not been a cross word that I am aware of. They are all doing everything possible and working together! What a blessing to watch!” ~ Laura

As you can see, Rob & Jody really got into their skit!

“This baby has water on his brain. When we went in, I thought he was dead. I could not even tell that he was breathing. He was abandoned at the hospital, and they sent him to the orphanage. The orphanage sent him back because they didn’t want him dying there, and the hospital fought to make the orphanage take him back. They prop a bottle instead of holding him (like they do with all the other children). He doesn’t seem strong enough to take in much milk. We are pretty sure that he is blind, but he does respond to sounds. We were there all day, and never heard him cry, I don’t think he is stong enough to. The staff said that they don’t hold him because they don’t want to get attached to him, because he will die soon. He didn’t even look like a real baby. He truly broke our hearts! What an honor to get to hold him, or give him a tiny bit of comfort!” ~ Laura

Please be in prayer for the team as they visit several more orphanages in the coming days. Today they were at a special needs school in the morning where most of the children are challenged with Autism and Downs Syndrome. Please also pray for all of the children and adults they will encounter at various centers and while feeding the homeles.
“But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalm 10:14