Yesterday Sarah played a small role in demolition following the terrible storm that wreaked havoc on the Kazembe Orphanage in Zambia a week ago.
The older boys took their turns...
...as did Troy, Tom and Amy's son.
A dear friend of our family who has invested his heart this week in working to raise funds for the repairs through our church here in Iowa, was preparing materials yesterday. He saw these pictures and commented,
"I'm not sure if it was planned, but I found the pictures compelling with the scripture reference under the rainbow in the background. Somewhat profound that in the midst of the destruction and rubble, the scripture on the walls stands out and reminds us that the steadfast love of the Lord endures forever which enables us to praise Him despite circumstances!"
My heart aches for these little guys chipping away in the hot African sun.
Despite the devastation, orphanage directors Tom and Amy have not lost heart. God's grace and steadfast love have been clearly evident to them. Here's a link to the amazing God story: You ROCK!
We would ask again that you please consider making a contribution toward the repairs. Tom and Amy believe it will take $18,000 to return the orphanage grounds to their state prior to the storm. That's nearly twenty-thousand dollars they didn't have the night the winds roared and the rain fell in torrents. These on-the-ground orphan advocates are trusting the Lord to provide through friends around the world. Here's a link: Donate to the Kazembe Orphanage.
Let us live these words in honor of the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us:
"Wash yourselves. Make yourselves clean. Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Reprove the ruthless. Defend the orphan. Plead for the widow." (Isaiah 1:16,17 NASB)