Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I was not looking forward to the day when the children from OLA would know that our family was leaving.

Yesterday was that day. The week prior my mom and I had told a couple of the caregivers. Probably in hopes they would pass it on in the best way. For two years, the kids and I have pretty consistently visited every week. This courtyard is second nature to us and definitely an extension of our own home environment.

This whole time I was thinking about how they have become a part of our inner workings of life here. It just dawned on me yesterday we had also become a part of theirs. The younger ones might not understand until they realize we just stopped coming. The three older ones know and understand, but don't quite "get it" and not that I think they should. It is just hard for me to grasp all sides of this relationship.

I am still working on it, but in the meanwhile, please pray for these little guys. My prayer is they will see very physically, God's care and love in these next coming months as part of their landscape will be forever changed as well.

"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you have become so dear to us." I Thess. 2:8

We truly love these children and are grateful for our time.


  1. My heart goes out to you and those sweet children! I am praying for all of you. God has big plans for those kids (and for you!) and the love you poured out on them over the last 2 years has not been in vain.
    Love you!

  2. Hi, Saturday night (Feb 12), our church is announcing our sponsorship of a well to go on the SSE / B2B property. I would like to show them a view of the property on Google Earth but I need the GPS coordinates to do so. I'm asking everyone I can in hopes of getting the info before Sat night.
    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. -Ray Strecker
    Vineyard Church Northwest, Cincinnati, OH. My email is Thanks!

  3. I believe that those Coordinates are
    9°56'16.45"N Latitude
    8°47'47.24"E Longitude

    YOu can check and see if that is right.

  4. Praying for you Corrie as you prepare to leave. I pray the kids realize that the are sending you out to do God's work. Your hearts, thoughts and prayers will always be with them. Praying for your family and this hard time of transition!
    - Chris