Now I need to ask for your help. In addition to these needs that I posted about in my last post, I am responsible for putting together some kits that we will be using for arts and crafts with the children while we are there. If there is ANYTHING that you are able to help with, please let me know. You can email me, send me a message on facebook, or leave a comment here. This is what I need for the craft kits:
- 1 box of gallon size freezer bags
- 30 bottles (4 oz.) of Elmer's glue
- 30 rolls of scotch tape
- 600 popsicle sticks
- lots of yarn (300 50" pieces) multi-colored is great (I can cut it, I just need the yarn)
- 300 ziploc sandwich bags
A cash donation to this church would be very helpful as they normally don't have enough money to pay their teachers
There are, of course, many other things the people there are in constant need of:
Just a couple of hours ago Brenna and I were at a bridal shower for a cousin of mine. Just before I left (Brenna was leaving with her grandmother), she came up to me with her hand on the back of her head saying there was a bump there. I checked it out and explained to her, standing there in the church building, why it was there. I told my little one about how when she was a baby living in the orphanage, there were too many babies and not enough adults to take care of them. The adults that were there never had the luxury of cuddling babies. It was all they could do to keep them fed and as dry as they could. She spent her days and nights laying on her back in a crib. Because of this, the first time I saw her, the back of her head was pretty scabbed up. She will have those scars forever. Oh I thank God that my girl's scars are few. I got to her in time.
The hundreds of orphans that I will meet on this trip are scarred. I can't wait to snuggle them. I'm going to give as many hugs and kisses as I possibly can in the 2 weeks I am there. I'm hoping to take some things to meet some physical needs too. Do you have anything lying around your house that you'd like me to take with me?