Don’t you just love that feeling when you’re on your way home from work after a productive day and you are able to mentally leave work at work? Maybe it’s just my personality to want to close one mental ‘box’ before opening another one.
When I previously traveled to the Shanti Niketan Children’s Home I was blow away by the dedication of the “home parents”. They come from churches in eastern India as missionaries and they serve these surrogate children without a break for months on end. I can barely keep my wits about me as I parent and I only have to 3 children, I can’t imagine what it is like to be in charge of 25! They’ve had to rely on God’s strength to carry them through each day.
It gives me so much joy that I was able to partner with the workers and children at Shanti Niketan Children’s Home. With the design of their boys dormitory it will enhance their ministry impact, and be a blessing to all of them.
EMI is helping to manage the construction of the boy’s dormitory that we designed in my previous trip. I am excited to now relay some photos of the current construction project.
I hope you too feel joy in knowing that your prayer and financial partnership with me at EMI is making an impact in our ministry to serve missionaries around the world.
As we at EMI look at all the work in front of us in 2020, we know there are a lot of places that need our unique skills and we are excited to get to work… because we know that ministry never stops.
We enjoy having EMI Interns live with our family for their 4 month internship. The interns in turn always talk about how much they enjoy Cole and his stories and sayings! Even last week as our new intern, Josh, arrived for his internship, Drew and Blake did their typical “hide from the new person” game (which isn’t because they are shy, it’s an actual game that I don’t understand). But sure enough my youngest at 4 years old is the one who can start up a conversation with someone he never met before. In no time he was telling stories about his day and his favorite things.
We have a talker on our hands we don’t know what to do about it. He just never stops talking. We will try to lie down with him at bedtime to calm him down and give him special one on one time with Mom or Dad. But forget calming him down, it does the exact opposite- he gets riled up as he tells his animated stories. Of course with all that talking comes such mature communication skills where he will sincerely ask “How was your day?” or “How are you feeling?” We were not expecting this from a boy who only turned 4 last month! We are blessed to have Cole.