In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Short Update #7 and Missing #8

I recieved this short update from Alei on Saturday -

Hi everyone,

I love it here, but at some points I'm just on the verge of crying. I've had strep, gone through a day of puking, I have like the worst cold I've had all year and my stomach won't stop cramping. It stinks. But the great news is Daniella held down 4 feedings tonight while I was there. Things are looking good for her, now we just have to find some way for her to get treatment. A diagnosis would probably be a good start. Please keep praying for her, she's so beautiful and it's so hard for me to see her like this.

Mom, I played with John and Cassam a lot tonight. They're doing really good for their first week out of the slums. When I met Cassam, I thought he was 1 1/2, maybe 2, but I found out he's 5. He's seriously malnourished, but he already likes to eat a lot, so that's good. I'm going to bed, tomorrow is our day off so we get to go to church and then shop and hang out. On Monday we're going to the Nile river! Night.
Love, Alei

I didn't receive an update from Alei at all today, which has me slightly worried. I just pray that it's due to bad internet and not her health. Please say a quick prayer for her and the others that are serving in Uganda.

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1 comment:

  1. Jenny,
    I read your blog every day, but seldom comment. But I wanted you to know that I've been following Alei's updates here on your blog this week. I know you are proud of her & wanted to let you know I am praying for her healing & well-being while she's there. God has a plan in her illness there, but it may not be apparent or obvious right now. It's all for His glory.