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Next newsletter we'll update you the World Racers as well as other Aussie friends who have been volunteering onsite.
Ludy and Rap Rap have new families.
This past month we have celebrated with Rap Rap and Ludy who both left Rehoboth with their respective forever families to begin the next chapter of their lives in Ireland and Australia. Please pray for the boys as they settle in to their new environments and relationships. Pray also for their forever parents.
Also keep the staff who cared for these little ones in your prayers. The children will be missed, even though we know that a forever family is the best place for them. Each little one holds a special place in the hearts of those who love them in their time at Rehoboth.
The Medical Clinic is Opening
The medical clinic is set to begin operation on March 1st - with the opening of the maternity/lying in rooms. Preparations are being made and equipment bought. Thank you to those who have given seed money to begin operations. It is being put to good use ! We are excited to have four experienced local midwives on board and we are rapidly and surely making preparations. We look forward to babies being born here any time. Next newsletter we will introduce you to our midwives, and who knows - maybe even some newborns!
New Water Tank and Maintenance around Rehoboth
It may not seem like much, but this water tank is the key to an ongoing supply of water to the baby home and medical clinic. This is meeting a most basic need and we are so thankful for it. The team from Casino Australia worked hard to provide the funds and install the infrastructure on site in preparation for its delivery and hook up. It's also important to keep Rehoboth maintained. One of the hottest jobs is to paint and waterproof the roof. It's a precarious job but very important.
Backyard Fort and a picnic !
Who doesn't love a homemade fort in the backyard ?! Topped off with a picnic, the kids had a wonderful morning and afternoon constructing and playing in their backyard fort.
Happy Birthday Mama Fe !
In January it was Mama Fe's birthday and Rehoboth celebrated! With some of her favourite foods (like Tim Tams !) the kids enjoyed candy/lollies and spaghetti and Karaoke and games. Our onsite visitors also helped celebrate. Happy Birthday Mama Fe. You are a blessing to Rehoboth more than we can ever express.
Volunteers and Visitors Update
In the last few weeks we have had visitors galore at Rehoboth.
One of our previous residents Akiko visited with his parents (pictured) which was so special.
We have also had two World Race teams and some Australian volunteers with a long term Aussie friend of ours Mikaela. We'll let you know what they have been up to in our next newsletter.
Happy Birthday JM !
Next newsletter look for
Rehoboth at a Glace
with basic info on budgets, needs and kid statistics.
Do you have or know anyone with skills that might be able to help Rehoboth? Do you have the resources to get onsite? Fill in the volunteer interest form on our website.
Rehoboth in the everyday - kids enjoying the new space in the baby home.
newly adopted children and their families - for smooth transitions.
the staff at Rehoboth - that they will know the valuable work they undertake every day and how much they are appreciated by the children, their forever families and the volunteers.
the board and administrators - that they will have wisdom in decision making especially at the upcoming AGM in March.
the medical clinic opening - that all will go to plan for opening on March 1. Thanking God for his provision of the midwives and prayers for more staff and resources to fully develop all services.
Thankfulness for the support of Rehoboth from volunteers and donors. Prayer for the yearly needs to be met so Rehoboth can faithfully and responsibly continue to serve children in need from the Rizal province.
the local Sampaloc community - for family unity and stability and that one day, the resources and services of Rehoboth are no longer needed.
Rehoboth Sampaloc Ministries Mission Statement
Transforming families and providing alternative futures for children in crisis, based on God's model of love and care, through child and family-oriented programs, projects and services.