Those dreams are the desires of their little hearts. The Lord has given us the honor of being apart of His plan in meeting those desires. Nothing is impossible! Just ask my two little orphans! Thank you Jesus for putting them in my path and on my heart. I think I’m the one who was blessed here!
So we had an interesting go at orphan dreams. I challenged myself and the team find out their dreams and see if we couldn’t help make it happen. Here’s a break down:
A couple of young girls: Actually wanted jacks and shoes for Christmas. The
2 team members didn’t or weren’t able to make that happen with the 2 day notice, but the children seemed to get shoes and plenty of jacks for the Holiday.
Joseph: Dreams of learning English and French so he can teach others the languages and tell them about God. I asked him how we could help accomplish that dream. He said, dictionaries. 1 of our team members gave him her Spanish/English dictionary right then and there. I just ordered him a French/Spanish dictionary.
Philippe: Dreams of learning the piano, guitar, saxophone and the banjo so he can teach the other Emmanuel orphans who to play so they can lead worship in church. He as a guitar and we found a friend who will donate a keyboard and a saxophone (plus learning books). All that leaves is a banjo.
Mommy and Poppy: When the directors of Emmanuel 1st came to Honduras they roamed the streets asking the children what they dreamed of the most. Their answer, “A momma and Poppa, who will love us”
Some of the dreams were easy to fulfill, others a bit more difficult and still others, radically life changing. I’m proud of Mommy and Poppy for fulfilling countless orphan dreams. And I imagine family is top of any orphans list. These kids at Emmanuel didn’t have that wish, because they had that.
It really is a wonderful idea and I think it would be great if a group of us could be involved in making the dreams happen even though we are across the globe. (For instanceI have TONS of Saxophone learning books and an old sax and clarinet sitting here not being used.)
i would LOVE to be a part of something like this!!! incredible!!!! i think it’s so neat how God created some people to be dreamers and some to be doers.
That’s awesome Seth! Just wanted to share (and ask for prayers) that we got our court date, April 22, for our son’s adoption. Pray that all goes well and it passes. If it does pass, we will be in Ethiopia over our 10 yr. anniversary, picking up our 4th child! Also, we will be bringing him home a few days before his 1st birthday! We are so excited to see what God wants us to see when we travel. We hope to check out a variety of humanitarian projects around the Mekelle area before we get him. Thanks for all you do!