A few prayer points before my next newsletter:
This Wednesday is election day....time for a new (or re-elected) president of the country. Prayers that a good leader is chosen, that the election will not be surrounded by riots, fights, or corruption; that they will be fair and that the transition (if there is one) will be smooth!
Arsenia (who we recently found out by a visiting dentist is actually 12 yrs old and still in the BH) is going in for surgery (under anesthesia) to have several rotted permanent teeth removed. Pray this is successful, she does well with the anesthesia, and does not develop any infections in the process.
Our medical team here at Zimpeto is growing. This is amazing and it gives us the opportunity to really expand our ministry in this area. Pray with us on how our resources and woman power could best be used at the present, as well as each of the new opportunities that we each will have to increase our own personal skills and abilities. Pray for wisdom and discernment during this process.
Mai is 3.
Neto is 2ish and still very quiet.
And just a few other (familiar) faces that we've all missed for almost 2 months......how can anyone NOT love these precious faces??!!!?? The newness (and the fact that they are toddlers and have the short-term memory of a well.....it's nonexistent) of me being back has NOT worn off and I'm still bombarded every time I enter with lots of hugs and kisses and screams and shouting of my name. I'm not complaining. Just stating it makes it hard to work! One individual (ahem: Dionisio) is still adjusting to the fact that I left him.....coping isn't part of his vocabulary and his daily toddler tantrums are in full swing lately.
Dino being very cheeky! All through church Sunday he sat making "caras de peixe" at me and giggling furousisly. Why? cause i make fish faces at them all the time and they think it's hysterical...what's better is that they can't do it back, but try...it looks like they are kissing. Dino has been practicing since i've been away and he's got it down!
Twins Catia (left) & Edsan (right) looking alot more healthy and well nourished after 3 months in the BH.
Lucia's walking well now and as always, full of personality @ 18 months
Latifo is now WALKING (at almost 3 yrs)! Look how big he is & how far he's come since March & 4.5 kg!
Chelsia is walking really well now....working on fixing her Vitiman D deficiency, but looking good!
most of the oldest room in the BH-goofing off!
I did NOT do anything to provoke him....this is simply cause i'm standing in the room and he wants to be in my arms. We're working through it.
kinda. with lots of tears.