|St. James Children in their new school sweaters!|
I want to start out with a big thank you to all of you who have contributed to the milk formula needed for our twenty babies. It has made such a huge difference. This is an ongoing need, so please remember us. We continue to receive new babies each month, including a new baby born last month and brought to live at Fairfield as well as a 5 month old whose mother died last week and is living with relatives. The milk program is providing these babies with milk formula and other nutritional foods until they reach 2 years of age. Thank you to all who have helped!
All the older children are now back at school for their third and final term of the year. Many of the students are getting ready to take their big end-of-school exams to complete either their elementary or high school training. They have been studying hard, some waking up as early as 3AM to find quiet moments to study before all their brothers and sisters wake up to get ready for school each day.
|Children receiving school supplies on the first day of school|
It is hard to believe that Abigail and Grace will be three years old in a few weeks. I have known them for 2 years! They can now speak and sing in both Shona and English. They continue to live at Fairfield Children’s Home and are well cared for and loved by the mother in their house, Nyasha, and all the other children in their home. I am grateful that I get to spend time with them every day.
|Eating dinner with Brother Wonder at House 8|
|Getting medicines from Mother Nyasha|
Thank you all for your continued support of the HOPE program. Because of all of you, we are able to continue to care for 20 infants who would not have milk, 60 who would not have enough food to stay healthy, and 100 who would not be receiving an education. Thanks to all!