Friday, November 1, 2013

Good News Friday

After a few rough weeks, I am happy to have some good news to share.

Good news #1: I have strong reason to believe that our agency's goal of raising $15,000 for the orphanage in Congo has been met! GREAT JOB, WORLD! Seriously, those kids will be in a much better position with clean water to drink, new beds on which to sleep, life-restoring medicines and food to put in their hungry bellies. We cannot thank you enough for your big hearts in this battle against dysentery.

More good news: This little guy, Joshua, was found abandoned in Congo late last summer, but he is doing well now and even mustered up a smile for a picture. (I'd be smiling, too, if I had been rescued and cared for with the intensity our program coordinator and several others have provided!) When he was found and brought to the orphanage/foster care (different one from above), he weighed less than 2 lbs, his organs were failing, and he could not even smile because the muscles on his face weren't strong enough. Now, after a trip to the States with our amazingly selfless program coordinator and a helper, an emergency resuscitation, surgery for a hernia and plenty of nourishing food and monitoring, he looks like this:


YAY JOSHUA!! 

(His progression...what a different a month makes!!)


Joshua's journey has, obviously, been very MIRACULOUS but also expensive. So if you were looking to help the orphanage you might consider going to Joshua's Rally page, found here:  https://rally.org/allblessingsinternational. (You can also find more details about Joshua's Journey at that page.)

So how's that for some good news? I needed it, and I bet you did, too.