We are so happy that most of the children staying at Zion have extended family and sometimes even one parent. They have been going to visit them each holiday since we arrived. At first they were excited, then scared since they had not been visiting them. But now, they have made friends in their villages and they enjoy going and seeing family and friends. Next year, some more may be reunited with family because of this connection. It is bitter sweet for us because now the village becomes so quiet. We really miss them but we know that the best place for a child to be is with family as long as they are safe and being taken care of. The hardest ones to leave are the little ones. Our 3 year old twins have been spending time with their Auntie each weekend for the past couple of months. But, one month away seems so long. One cried when we left, the other was fine. Also our 5 year old girl has NEVER been away. But now there is the sister of her mother who really wanted to take her. She was so excited but then cried when we were leaving. Now we hear she is doing very well and is so well behaved! Bitter – Sweet. Missing our children and our families during this most wonderful time of year!
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Please pray for the children to be safe, happy, making good decisions and staying in good health and remembering who is their protection and help in time of need.