Many of the women have asked for birth controll methods. At this seminar we taught them the rhythm method. Most women have 7+ children with no way to feed them. They were very interested in learning about how God made their bodies and that they can choose to not get pregnant. This mama had lost many children at birth or soon after. She has given birth to 6 children but only 3 have lived. Holly, one of our guest nurses, taught them how to nurse their children right away. Now many babies are surving! Here, this baby is growing healthy and strong. Traditionally mamas would not nurse until 3 days after their babies were born. Mama Kosi (above) and her little boy Amos. She had 3 other children that she was never able to nurse or feed properly. Amos is nursing wonderfully and growing strong. Thank you Holly for the very helpful seminar.
At the staff meeting last week Harold presented us with the drawings Jim had put together for the new school and staff buildings. All of the staff were very excited to see what vision God was giving to HofN. After many different versions and a lot of work, Jim came up with a plan that we were all excited to see. The plot will have Primary 1 - 7 and there is room for 3 family homes with 6 apartments for staff! The school will include 10 classrooms, library, art center, computer lab, multi cultural center, chapel, play area, and a huge dinning / kitchen area. There is even space for gardens and chickens! God is big. We are stepping out in faith. Please pray for us.
HofN staff all went down to the lake to celebrate Candace giving her life to Jesus. Michelle Contreras - here hugging Candace - has been a 2nd mom and good friend for Candace.
Two baptisms after church down at the lake. Candace, a visitor from California, and Dismas' sister-in-law. Celebrating Jesus!
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