A Word from the Wise

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2018 by abrahamproject

After our Debrief and Renewal at MTI, we headed off to the Rocky Mountains for a time to recharge. We came across a quote from Oswald Chambers: “Believe also in Me,” said Jesus, not … “Believe certain things about Me.” Leave the whole thing to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will come in, but He will come. Remain Loyal to Him.

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We had the opportunity to meditate on God’s faithfulness over 21 years of ministry. He has met every need that we have had personally and in the ministry. We have learned that life is a continual adjustment to change. As Christ’s ambassadors, our goal is not to feel “settled” here on this earth. Our aim is to bring glory to Him in everything we do!

 

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Isaiah 9:6

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2018 by abrahamproject

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Merry Christmas!

Posted in Children's Homes on December 11, 2018 by abrahamproject

Dear Friends and Family,

In the midst of transition we continue to face more changes. At the end of September, our psychologist resigned. She was offered a job at PANI. So that left us looking for her replacement. We found a terrific candidate that will be an asset as we move forward with our new model! Alejandra has experience working in the court system with victims of domestic violence. Throughout this year’s ups and downs, we continue to see God’s mercy in our lives.

As Alejandra has begun getting acquainted with the kids and has read their files, she has noticed a marked difference in their “before” and “after” story. One day, she was working with Samuel. She asked him what was his favorite color. Immediately, he told her red and asked, “Do you want to know why?” Then he went on to explain that red represents the blood Jesus shed out of love for us. It is clear that the children are learning about the true meaning of Christmas. Amid the festivities, the real celebration is taking place; the joy of observing Jesus’s birthday and the reason for His coming to earth.

We are so thankful as we close out this year, we have had the incredible support of so many. We are grateful for each of you! Our prayer for you this Christmas is:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  a (Romans 15:13)

The Thomas Family

 

Family of 8!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2018 by abrahamproject

On July 11, 2013, we received Yamil into the children’s homes. Our House parents took on the challenge of raising this timid boy. Yamil came to us with a significant delay in his cognitive skills. A professional told us that he would never read or write. Today, he is an avid reader and has excelled in spelling competitions at his school.

After being promoted for adoption for years, the Lord has blessed this young man with a family! Matt & Jenn have five biological children and have opened up their hearts to enlarging their family to include Yamil. His folks arrived in country mid November. It is so amazing to watch a child receive a new family for the very first time! It’s an event that never grows old.

Adoption is sacrificial and rewarding all at the same time. Today, Yamil’s story is significantly different. He was chosen by his family, much like our Heavenly Father chose us. We wish the Bakers all the best as they adapt to life as a family of eight!

Deep Thoughts

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2018 by abrahamproject

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Children’s Home Update

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2018 by abrahamproject

In our last newsletter, we mentioned that we would be petitioning PANI for a transition period. This would allow the 7 children that are currently in our care to leave their home in a natural manner. We do want to report that we were granted a one year “grace” period. PANI has renewed our operational permits until Sept. 2019. We do have two kids that will be leaving in adoption soon.  Yamil has been matched with a family in the States. He will be finding out soon that he has a new, large family. His adoptive parents have 5 biological children! He’ll feel right at home with them. While in the US, we found out that Susana, who has been with us since she was 6 months old, has finally been Declared Abandoned! We expect her judicial file to be sent to the Office of Adoptions soon. They will promote her and she will likely be placed with a national family.

 

Phase II Progress Report

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2018 by abrahamproject

Good headway is being made at Phase II, despite the fact that we have had so much rain. The front wall for the main entrance is now well underway! In addition, we are also working on the first two four-plex’s for our new ministry model. The footers have been poured and the walls are going up. We are hoping to have updated electrical plans soon so we can install the conduit. Once that is finished, we will be ready to pour concrete for the floor on the ground level.