|They are so beautiful! So excited to be in their lives, sharing God's word with them!|
dates with girls
The job hunt is still on for Claudia. Just this last week she went to several places, asked if they were hiring and handed out resumes. It is more difficult than we thought to find her a job (being an 18 year old female) with workable hours for our schedule we already have in place. Please pray for her as she continues to search and is helping to clean people's apartments in the meantime. We are loving the extra time we get with her though.
|Claudia and Josh playing soccer.|
Elena has an infected molar that she has been getting some work done on. This process has not been a fun one for her, as she has many fears from things that have happened in her past. We have talked with her and are trying to help her feel more comfortable in knowing she has strength in God to keep evil/scary thoughts out of her mind and to focus more on His beauty. Pray that she is able to work through this to help her time at the dentist be limited and to give her the confidence and strength she needs.
|Florin is learning notes and timing.|
|Gabi is learning to pizzacato on the violin.|
|Achim is learning to play more difficult exercises.|
Definitely keep the orphanages in your prayers. Although we are not there every day we are seeing the struggles that are being had by the kids, H2H staff, and the orphanage workers. The Peris orphanage has scheduled to begin (this month, March 2013) a major reconstruction project for both buildings. This means that the boys will soon be moving into some of the empty "houses" that are on the orphanage's property while their building is torn down and rebuilt. Please be in prayer for them as this is all happening, that the kids will be safe and be closely watched after as construction materials will be around. On a happy note, some of the older kids from Peris have spoken up, to the right people, about the poor quality of their food and have been receiving better quality food since.
|At Peris, because of the upcoming reconstruction project and lack of money to fix the lights in this room,we have had to improvise on the lighting for music classes.|
We have been working out and feeling better. We are excited about the warm weather and can't wait to be walking and running outside in the sun! Having to improvise, Josh has been using chairs as weights. We are thankful for our abilities and the ways we are being used. We pray for perseverance as we try to change our bodies to a healthier more Godly state.
Please continue to pray for our girls as we are beginning to help them make the mental transition from the program to life on their own. What that looks like, how they must think, extra responsibilities and how to continue toward a path less taken; a path towards God. Pray that the girls will continue their relationships with Christ. Pray for us, that though we are worn out and beyond tired, that we will continue to serve Christ with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strength. That we will continue to serve the girls and pour everything we have into them! Pray for the upcoming spring and summer, that everything goes smooth and that God is praised in all we do!
small group time with girls