Friday, June 11, 2010
By the Grace of God
An after noon at La Grace de Dieu Orphanage. Forty children, supported by New City Fellowship, live together in a small compound. They are under the care of Sister Victorine. The children lined up, sang songs, and even did a dance for us in thanks for our partnership with them. It was a very special afternoon. We held babies, played games, helped feed the kids fufu and bean soup and thoroughly enjoyed a full afternoon of fellowship together. The kids were surprisingly helpful and caring to one another, seemed happy and were receptive to receiving us. It is always difficult to imagine life in an orphanage, especially one in this physical condition. The photos will give you an idea. We conducted a few medical examinations during our visit, drew some pictures and played some new games together before leaving. We donated quite a few baby clothes for their new arrivals as well. It was hard to leave these precious ones.