Happy New Year ! We look back with thankfulness for the year that has been and forward with anticipation of what will come in the year ahead as we work with determination to make family life a reality for kids in need.
As promised in the last newsletter...
We were blessed with a hard working and fun loving team from Casino Presbyterian Church and Casino Christian School (CPC/CCS). Please read about their time at Rehoboth below.
With the completion of the water project that the CPC/CCS team took on, and the arrival of the water tank (as seen to the left) , we were able to open the Bonnie's Heart Baby Home building.
The kids are so happy to be able to use and live in this new space and the caregivers are appreciating the feeding tables, change tables and bathrooms equipped especially for very young children. This has been the culmination of many years work and we are so excited it can be put to use. At the moment we have closed one of the buildings on the original site which needs roof repair/strengthening and have transferred toddlers and babies to the new building. Here are some photos of Day 1.
Did you know that Rehoboth now has a piano? Our beautiful Baba donated her piano for the use of Rehoboth and now gives the children lessons on it. See below for some photos of it's epic journey to Rehoboth.
Rehoboth also held their annual United Nations Day where each child dresses up to represent their chosen country as Ms or Mr. There is a ceremony and parade and it's a day full of color and laughter. You can see more photos on our website.
In news with the children; Marian Jane celebrated her 13th birthday. There are some photos below.
We are still waiting with anticipation for the quick processing of papers for our children waiting for adoption and matching. Please keep the children, the caregivers who support them, Pauline our social worker and the staff at ICAB (the Inter Country Adoption Board) and the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) in your prayers as they play their roles in making Rehoboth's vision of a loving and caring family for each child, a reality.
Christmas At Rehoboth
Thank you to the donors who gave specifically to enrich Rehoboth Christmas celebrations. The children were able to enjoy a happy, time of celebration with gifts and delicious food. We were also able to bless the staff with Christmas gifts. We had a wonderful evening of entertainment, karaoke and fun. It was wonderful to have Tammy and Gail onsite for the festivities too. Click on the image for a short video of the celebrations
We were also blessed to have the Subaru Club come onsite with a special visitor (Jolibee). This is the 3rd year in a row they have visited and generously provided an unforgettable Christmas celebration. Please see below for photos and there are more on our website.
It was great fun to have Sarah's brother Mark visit from Australia and also Russel Wright and his team of volunteers. More about them in our next newsletter !
Thanks for keeping up with everything Rehoboth !
Please keep us in your prayers