Monday, January 24, 2011

this is what we are here for

The other day our family went to the education center to spend some time inside before classes started this week. John made a comment to me communicating this is why we are here, and why we do what we do. It was a bigger realization that we are a body working together for the whole healing (both spiritual and physical) of the orphan here in Jos.

Here are some pictures of the inside of the education center. This is just one of the two rooms that this building consists of; however, it is the one that for now, is being most used.

The top photo is of the reading corner. Isn't it cute? Pray for those children that will be using it to read and broaden their minds.

Then, it is the main desk where the initial learning will take place. Theresa started this week with her first classes. They will be learning english. Once that is established they will move on from there.

The last photo is of their cubbies. Remember when we were little and we had cubbies? I cannot wait to see what this place looks like in ten years.... imagine the children that would have come through this school to learn.


  1. This makes me want to cry with joy!

  2. Wow! What God has done! I am praying for each child that enters these doors to learn and then captures God's love while there.

  3. I want to cry for joy and cry for sorrow! Joy at what God has done through you all in Jos and sorrow for what YOU guys will 'lose' when you leave Jos!

    Luke 17:33 "If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it."

    You all are an amazing witness to what God can accomplish when we let go of our lives, surrender to His plans and purposes, and 'lose it' for Him! Not only have your lives been saved (eternally), but this picture illustrates the lives to come that will be saved by God through your faithfulness ... 10 year indeed! How many souls will come to know Him and love Him because you and John said 'yes'? Love you guys!