The decision has been made. We will not limit our assignment to care for kids timed out of the orphanage based on our current resources. We have watched with total amazement how God has provided and prospered the farm in such a short time, We know with out a doubt that things are moving into place just the way He wants them. We know of at least a dozen kids who will be totally on their own for the first time in their lives.. finished with the orphanage and government support, and no family .. We were going to put a limit of 4 or 5 based on our current resources, but how can we walk away leaving half of them behind. We have all recognized that we have an assignment and the resources will just have to follow .. I have to tell you, it is not possible to walk onto the farm with out recognizing the greater purpose. I know that all those who recognize this and join with us in this adventure will be blessed that they had a part in it .
Today we broke new ground on the second farm . It is beautiful soil and a fabulous property .
|this is the house and the barn. the hills are being mounded and the irrigation trenches are being dug, tomorrow we will plant.|
|this morning the guys dug a new irrigation ditch behind the farm .. under the plastic there are cucumbers planted through little holes .. it works like a green house keeping the roots moist|
|watering time in the rabbit barn ( 4 new batches of babies and at least 2 more on the way )|
|now that the gates are up, the fowl are allowed out of the pen during the day . every were we go they follow .. our audience. These ones were waiting for Julie to come back down stairs|
|The poppies were beautiful. It was nice to watch this family out playing in them.|
As we were driving we were discussing all the progress, and at the same time the awesome responsibility and burden we feel. Julie pointed out that there are more then 15 kids , that is just one of the many orphanages we work with .. there are so many others that need our help. No sooner had she said that when we passed this group of kids and a teacher from one of the orphanages that we know . They were having a picnic and got caught in the afternoon rain . so we piled them in and brought them home . Hugs hand shakes and smiles from them .. I wonder how many of them will end up on the farm when they grow up and out of care.