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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Alyssa in Zambia Pictures

Since I finally got Gabriel and Alayna's wedding pictures posted, I am going to show what Alyssa was up to while she was in Africa. Her first stop was 2.5 weeks in Zambia. They ran a program called Camp Hope that was hosted at a family style orphanage. The kids that lived there did not actually attend, but it was open to the children in the community - many of them orphans that live in the nearby slums. See how they divided their teams by bandana color? Smart idea!

 Alyssa and her partner, Rachel, taught the same group of children all day for a week straight. They were only allowed to take pictures on the last day, so it wouldn't be a distraction for the children. Here is Alyssa's and her little friends  - Sara and Cephas.

Alyssa and Rachel with their entire orange group; the kids got to keep their bandana and t-shirt which was very exciting for them!

We might be noticing some favoritism here - Alyssa and Sara again.

The kids were also blessed with a warm blanket at the end of the week -

The kids at the family style orphanage are in desperate need of sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the children at the orphanage, let us know!

The following pictures were taken at a safari park that the group got to visit.

Alyssa and some of her new friends -

Tomorrow I will show a few pictures from her time in South Africa.


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