Thursday, August 26, 2010

One Step At A Time

Praise God, we were indeed able to meet with all three directors today. At the special needs orphanage and the children’s hospital the directors were open to me spending time with the kids however they are first requiring me to bring in chest x-rays and some other medical tests to show that I do not have tuberculosis or any other infectious diseases.

At the babies’ orphanage the director had us talk to the head nurse who was actually quite nice. She told us we could come any/every day from 10:00-12:00 and then again from 4:00-6:00. Woo hoo, that’s 4 whole hours! Most of that time is their outdoors time however as time goes on hopefully I will be able to earn the trust of the staff there and be able to spend more time inside with the kids.

So, that’s one step forward. Tomorrow we will go to the hospital and begin the process of getting those tests done (everything here is a process). Once I have the necessary documents we will go back to the special needs orphanage and the children’s hospital to find out when exactly I’m allowed to be there, etc. In the meantime, starting Monday we will be going to the babies’ orphanage every morning and afternoon.

Thank you for your prayers. I am happy with how the day went today and confident that God will continue to work out all the details. Please pray that everything goes smoothly with the medical tests and continue to pray that God would give me favour with the staff at the orphanages/hospital (already today the staff at the babies’ orphanage made us leave once the kids were brought inside at 11:30 so next time we will have to speak to the director again and have her talk to them on our behalf…).

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