Saturday, November 29, 2014
Giving thanks for 3 things today.
Thursday was the celebration of American Thanksgiving and while we Canadiana celebrate Thanksgiving in October, it is a good reminder for us a “non-Americans” to stop and give thankful for all the blessings that we have been given.
In this weeks blog I would like to give thanks for three things:
#1. This week Baby Rahab and Baby Titus moved up to the Toddler home, making them resident #39 and #40. We built the toddler home 40 children so theoretically we are “full” in that home. Thankfully, we have managed to figure out a way to put two more bunk beds in each of the four rooms so we can “squeeze in” 64 children if we have to. I am THANKFUL for everyone who gave so generously to the building Emseni Campus building campaign – that is where the big kids will move in March to make room for the other 41 who are quickly growing their way to the toddler home.
#2. As the costs of running the children’s home continue to increase I am thankful for the hundreds of people who have supported our babies by simply buying Christmas gifts, ornaments and jewelry. 100% of the profit from Khutsala Jewelry goes back to supporting the children who live on Project Canaan. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, please consider shopping at the Heart for Africa site today: https://squareup.com/market/heart-for-africa/angel-ornament.
#3. Today a team of volunteers from the US took our eleven eldest children swimming at a pool that is a 20-minute drive from Project Canaan. As most of them are under the age of 3 it requires a lot of bodies in the water to assist a lot of little ones get in the pool. Today was a great day and we give thanks for Raelenna and Jeremy Ferguson, their family, and their team for spending their Thanksgiving holiday here with us in Swaziland.
Live from Swaziland … I have SO MUCH to be thankful for.