On May 31st, 2012 the Maxwell family boarded a plane and moved to eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) to live at Project Canaan. I hope to update my blog on Saturday mornings and share, as honestly as I can, the highs and lows of our life in Africa. We are living on a farm in a remote part of this tiny Kingdom and are serving the community as well as the orphans and vulnerable children of the nation. Thanks for joining us.
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Saturday, February 1, 2020
HOPE starts with YOU❣️
February is the often thought of as the month of love with
millions of people celebrating Valentine’s Day.A quick Google search lead me to a statistic that said that is projected
billion will be spent in the United States alone this year.This is how that breaks down:
·$3.9 billion — Total spending on jewelry for
·$3.5 billion — Total spending on date night.
·$2.1 billion — Total spending on clothing.
·$1.9 billion — Total spending on flowers.
·$1.8 billion — Total spending on
·$933 million — Total spending on greeting
Am I the only person that thinks THAT IS CRAZY?
Here’s an idea – why not sponsor a child at Project Canaan and
give that sponsorship to your loved one for Valentine’s Day?It’s giving the gift of love, and the gift
of HOPE starts with you!You can always
add a piece of candy to sweeten it up, but a photo of one of our children is
pretty sweet! You could give primary medical care for a child for only $30/month, or give formula to a small baby for $50/month, or even pay for a night shift Auntie for $100/month.
Today was a big day at Project Canaan because we had TEN little
ones move to their next home.Five
babies moved from the El Roi baby home to the toddler home, and five toddlers
moved from the toddler home up to Emseni #1.There is a video below of their welcome to the Emseni campus.Of these ten children, six of them are
sponsored and four are not.Here is who
moved, and who needs sponsorship:
We now have 261 children living at Project Canaan and we are
committed to these children until they are 21-years-old.Most children who come to us arrive in bad physical
shape.Two weeks ago we welcomed little
Raphael, who was severely malnourished and immediately admitted to our
hospital.The social worker didn’t know
how many days it had been since he had eaten last.The photo below is of Josiah (a baby we
received at birth) and the new guy.These two boys are two days apart in age, and you can see the size
difference from malnutrition and stunting.
Josiah (left) is sponsored. Raphael is NOT SPONSORED.
Raphael may never catch up to Josiah, but he will grow in strength
and stature, now that there is hope for his future.Isaiah 40:31 says, “But
those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and
not grow weary, they will walk
and not be faint.”
Would you consider sponsoring Raphael or one of our other
children today?HOPE starts when YOU
sponsor a child.I can’t think of a
better Valentine’s day gift – the gift of HOPE and LOVE all wrapped up in a child's life❣️