Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FROM VULNERABLE AND EXPLOITED TO VALUED AND ENRICHED

VULNERABLE, EXPLOITED
THEN HOPE ENTERS IN...





Imagine being exploited due to poverty, hopelessness or crisis in your family.  You are not who they think you are - you have dreams!  You see a picture of yourself being valued not used. That is the picture of many women who are being served by New Image in Nicaragua.  Beautiful women wanting to have a family, a future and a hope.  New Image is about rehabilitation - HOPE and HEALING.

Then imagine being a child who is living in the poverty - you are vulnerable and already being exploited in many ways.  You attend school, but are "different."  Where other children have the nice uniform that is required, you struggle to find one, struggle to look the same.  Yet you show up at school to be ridiculed for not being dressed properly.  You don't have the required uniform.

Then HOPE enters.  New Image women agree to make uniforms for vulnerable children.  They are being hired for this task. This brings needed funds to the many women in the program of New Image, it gives them skills and a sense of responsibility.  Empowerment is evident everywhere.  Pride surfaces as their work becomes reality.  They are astonished at what they can create with their own hands.  The final product is 110 uniforms!  That is shirts, pants and skirts for vulnerable and exploited little children in grades 1-6.  They cannot uniform the country - but for these 110 children, hope has entered through the hands of the women.

New Image is helping many - these women exploited into the dark side of life and children who are walking a fine line of vulnerability.  New Image is rehabilitation, HOPE and HEALING.

The work of Helen Castro at New Image is both challenging and rewarding - for each woman or child who sees their future as a treasure of the Heavenly Father, a princess, a prince, a daughter, a son - this is the reward on earth.  However the real blessing is to know the work of New Image is close to the very heart of the Father.

We give honor today to New Image and their leader Helen Castro.  We give thanks to Jenna Dollin for loving them and being the Canadian LAMb connection to this program of HOPE and HEALING.  

You can support them through prayer and finances.  Let us know if you want to help.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPONSORS OF THE UNIFORMS -THEY WERE SPONSORED AT $35.00 PER UNIFORM!




Saturday, January 23, 2016

SERVING ONE ANOTHER - LEARNING THE LIFE SKILL OF GIVING...

JEREMIAH BOYS
SERVING
OTHERS

It has been a thrill to see the boys from Jeremiah House serve others.  They packed and  delivered food over Christmas to others - delivered coal to a family in crisis.  And now they are helping the Dayspring girls with shovelling coal into the coal bin for winter use. We just ordered another 2 1/2 tons of coal and they delivered it along the side of the coal bin.  The boys graciously came and did the hard labor.  

We are so very proud of these youth and how God is touching their hearts for 

GIVING NOT JUST RECEIVING!


Lots of coal!

Almost done!

THANK YOU BOYS FOR YOUR GENEROUS HEARTS!

NATASHA AND DASHA
(just back home from a long visit with her prospective new family!)

School will start in two days - the youth are all back home and preparing to study hard for the next weeks.  The team has lots to do as well.  Prepare for our new family, build the mentor/youth matches and support them, tutoring to help develop study skills and everyday discipleship to strengthen the spiritual development of each youth.

The youth are precious treasures and sons and daughters of the Most High.

A FEW UPDATES

Aima is preparing to head to Russian for a semester of study as a University Exchange Student - GREAT HONOR
Genia is enrolled in her music (piano) classes and doing well
Omerbeck is preparing to take extra classes after school days and study German
Janybeck is preparing to take extra classes after school and study Chinese
Dima will begin his schooling to catch up three missed years of school and will have a tutor to help him
Kumashai will take and additional advanced course for her cosmetology certificate


SPONSORS WE THANK YOU SO MUCH
because this is not possible
without you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WHEN THEY START TO BRAG ABOUT OUR YOUTH....YOU JUST BURST WITH JOY

AWESOME DAY
 showing daily the benefit of investment
in relationships..

Like passing all classes at the first year of college - YEA Omerbeck
Like our 2nd year University Student being selected at the top of her linguistics class as an exchange student to a University in Russia!
Like our girls working as a team and turning their home upside down to make it better!
And our boys saying they feel they need be be "guardians of their sisters!"
And the University bragging on the commitment of our student!

Like our staff meeting where there was extreme excitement over the new plan of care and assessment materials.

Meeting with Social Services and hearing from them the appreciation of the work of our team.

Social Services asking if we would do more training for them, 

Reading the assessment documents.
New job descriptions
and a review of all the strengths of our youth.

An awesome and very effective Team!


Training with our Dayspring leaders!
Mentoring Program
and the
Child Status Index

What GREAT tools!

And preparation for dinner - fun time for the girls!

The boys had fun today as well - they went meat shopping with Lynn.

Three giant boxes of frozen chicken and 20 kilos of beef!

FILL UP THOSE FREEZERS!

Thank you sponsors.

Monday, January 11, 2016

THE SON AND THE SUN ARE SHINING IN KYRGYZSTAN

SON IS SHINING
AS WELL AS THE SUN SHINING 
IN THE BEAUTIFUL
LAND OF KYRGYSTAN

SUNDAY
Lynn shared on Praise!

Then an afternoon visit to this wonderful 
little one!
Avdi 
With a very proud momma! 
And Daddy
Sure do love this couple! 
 Today - Snejhanna's home
Lots happening and more to come!
 Lots of wood ready for the 
banya
"STEP BY STEP WE ARE GETTING THERE!

Electric is all there and ready.
Windows, next and a new door! 
This afternoon and evening we were
at Dayspring - what joy!
So pleased to see the girls with our team
and working together for the good of all.

"Genia went to the bazaar with Natasha and Zuhra to grocery shop for Dayspring for the week.  Her excitement was really contagious.  She came home calling all the girls to the kitchen, and announced, ""Please come, I am making tea for everyone, come and see the food we got today!"" 

TRULY
THE SON IS SHINING!

Thank you for your support and for encouragement
through this journey.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

BEAUTY FROM ASHES - WHERE CHILDREN WILL SEE LOVE AND BLESSINGS - BEAUTY FROM ASHES...

CAPACITY BUILDING
SUSTAINABLE 
OUTCOMES
This report just in from Bangladesh just thrills our hearts!



CHECK OUT THE THREE TESTIMONIES 
ABOUT TRAUMA TRAINING IN BANGLADESH
TESTIMONY #1
TESTIMONY #2

TESTIMONY #3


Saturday, January 9, 2016

BUILDING MEMORIES IN THEIR HEARTS

POURING INTO DAYSPRING AND JEREMIAH YOUTH
BUILDING MEMORIES

Yesterday in pictures..bowling with our youth and team - then a treat for dinner at a restaurant in Bishkek.
18 persons on the go....

Can be quite fun when you are first learning how to bowl.

Okay, the ball goes AFTER the gate goes up - not before!  Whoops!

Now turn around and send the ball the other way!

Okay - we can do this!

Everyone must participate!

When all else fails....push the ball away!

Trying the 8lb. ball!

Genia was like a rabbit...which lane was hers?

Broken thumb....no can play!

Aima our Miss Tokmok 2015 and Madlin our Social Worker.

On the winning team?

The High Bowlers of the day!

Bowling with a smile!

Two great team members - make our day!

Bowling was great.

Just wanting to get a picture...of this team!

Thank you for the fun day and new memories!

Ruby's Team

Dinner for 18 with our great driver Esar!

The End to a WONDERFUL SATURDAY
FAIEZA'S FOR SOME GREAT FOOD!

THANK YOU TO ALL
...for making this Christmas time a time of memories, blessings and  more.
Every child was blessed beyond their expectations.  We made healthy memories, planted new seeds into their minds.  Each child was reminded of how precious they are as a son or daughter of the Most High God.

You dear Sponsors Made This Day Special!