Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Day 3, no new pics yet, maybe later...*smile*

We just got back from lunch and before that playing all day at the orphanage with the kids. It was sooo much fun. I wish we could get all of them and bring them home. Almost every one of them has a bad sinus infection and a runny nose. They got all fired-up when we brought out a couple of soccer balls. I blew up the punching balloons and that was a total hit. Especially with the two and three year olds wow. They were so cute, and they got to bring them inside when they had to go in and eat. It is so hard to see how little they have. I just pray that another family can adopt each of them quickly.

Elijah was smiley as usual. He is terrible at taking pictures though, I'll get him giggling and then Amanda pulls the camera out and he just makes a weird face. She puts it away and he starts laughing again. It's pretty funny. It's been really hard to leave him there, but we know that less than 24 hours and we bring him back to the hotel for good with us. It's so cool how we have such different cultures, finances, but the same King, the same Lord and Savior Jesus Christ no matter where in the world you are.

John 14:16 says:
I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Only through personal faith in Jesus will we ever have eternal life in paradise, all other ways lead to death and destruction.

I just pray Elijah comes to know Jesus as his savior at an early age.

by the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ

Dave

4 comments:

Ron and Kellie Pellizzari said...

Oh my goodness!!! We are so excited for you! We have been praying for you and the Lord has definitely answered! Elijah is just perfect! We hope this day will come soon for us!
God Bless your whole family!
Blessings,
Ron and Kellie Pellizzari

Trisha said...

I can't tell you how fun it is to hear how things are going and to finally see you IN pictures WITH Elijah. He sure is a blessed little boy! Praise God for His amazing provision! We continue to pray for you all!
With much joy and thanksgiving,
Trisha (for the whole family)

Kari said...

Dave and Amanda, we are just thrilled for your family!! Elijah is absolutely precious. You did get a great smile from him...he's stunning! You will never know how much we appreciate you letting us come along

We're praying for you!!
Kari (ET group)

Patrick said...

Dave, Amanda, and Elijah,

Hurry home! Your son is beautiful!
Isabella can't wait to meet her new buddy!

God has created a beautiful family.

Love you all!
Patrick