All Spiffed Up

All Spiffed Up

Over the summer, classrooms were repaired and painted. The lunchroom was enlarged and now all 60 kindergarten children can eat at the same time. New uniforms were purchased. School supplies provided. Sounds pretty typical for the beginning of an academic school year,...
Bless Our Babies

Bless Our Babies

Right now there are fifteen abandoned babies at the Mana Gammachuu orphanage.  All but one are under one year old.  Just try to imagine in only one day how many diaper changes happen, how many bottles of formula are needed, how many cries are responded to with a...
Celebrating Home!

Celebrating Home!

by Becky Burns No matter how many times I see an email in my inbox talking about another baby adopted from our Joyful House care center, it never feels “ordinary” or business-as-usual. I am always amazed. I really shouldn’t be surprised – after all, God loves these...
Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

by Becky Burns Every story begins somewhere but for the abandoned babies at our Joyful Place orphanage, we simply don’t know the details of how their stories began.  The orphanage staff have to estimate how old each one is based on developmental and physical signs. ...
Faithful To His Word

Faithful To His Word

Thank You Lord for being a Father to the fatherless. Psalm 68:5 Thank You for watching over and sustaining Fadhe and Singten when they were abandoned and helpless. Psalm 146:9 Thank You for rescuing them when they had no one. Job 29:12 Thank you for their monthly...
Precious New Babes

Precious New Babes

In the last two months we have received several new babies at the Joyful Place orphanage in Shashemene.  All were found abandoned – near a fence, outside of a health clinic, by a mosque or in a church yard. Most every one needed immediate treatment at the hospital for...