I started this drive with two challenges… I asked our worldwide contributors to make or send 150 blankets, and I challenged the youth of Flames Church to make the same number of blankets. My challenges were met… and exceeded!
NOW, for the party!!! WE had more kids than we thought we would have from the school. The number of orphans in need continues to rise. We needed another bus which is expensive; but wouldn’t you know… the day before someone from South Africa was led by the Lord to give me a big donation… way more than enough to cover the extra food, transportation… and we already had more than enough blankets!
THE kids were so attentive! They sang songs, watched the ‘Soldiers for Jesus’ dancing, and listened to an ex-convict tell them his story of life on the streets before his life was changed and now lives for Jesus…
I had Jen make beautiful DIPLOMAS for every worker that helped with the party; some cut and assembled blankets, some cooked, and several pastors shepherded these sheep… our little lambs… our orphans.. I just had to take this picture as some of the ‘Go-go’s (the elder ladies) had never before gotten a certificate of such beauty before! They have gone their whole lives without a certificate proclaiming a job well done. Many told me they will hang it on their wall… framed in a place of prominence in their shacks… it broke my heart! They were so proud to walk up and get it from us along with a gold necklace heart… an outward sign of their hearts of gold.