Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little Bit More Like Home

Little by little, things are getting done around here! Overall, the girls are doing a great job of adjusting to living in the house.

Saturday a few of the girls (Eli and Lupita) helped paint our guest room... Yeah, it's sort-of bright, but we want to keep our company happy.

We finally started to paint the sala (living room)!!!!

A house just isn't a home without fun things like this for your room! The girls are excited to settle in, and they change things around in their rooms probably a few times a week!
Karla, Yaneli, and Tania

Here is our cocina (kitchen)... It has a ways to go still.

GOOD NEWS!!! They are starting to install the cabinets!

Yaneli, Tania, and Lupita------ This is the reason we are here. These girls long to know they are loved and they still have no idea what a real home is or what it is like to have parents who really love and care about them. Yesterday, out of the blue, Karla said, "Well, at least now I have a dad and a mom!" We will obviously never replace their real parents, but it's awesome to hear that she can think of us in that way, but also it's overwhelming at the same time. Please pray that we as well as all the staff here at CVE allow God to strengthen us everyday so we are steadfast, unmoveable, and abound in the Lord's work daily!!!

I Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."


Kendra said...

Looks like lots of fun and exciting changes taking place in your new home. I love seeing all the pictures of the girls with their big smiles as they work on things for their rooms or the house in general. And wow!, what a comment from Karla. I will continue to pray for you both and all the staff at CVE for grace and strength each day as you all are making an impact in the lives of lots of little kids.

Love and prayers,

Sarah said...

So thankful the 2 of you are there to fill the role as 'Dad & Mom' to these girls. What a blessing!


School Girl said...

I love the green guestroom. If you add a few stripes, I'll feel right at home! =) Can't wait to come and stay with you! Keep serving our Lord with joy! HE will reward you for your labor of love!
Praying for you!
<>< Anna

Jon y Amy said...

Keith and Emily,

You are in our prayers.

Please tell the girls that the painting looks awesome and give them a big squeezes from us!

con amor y oraciones,
jon y emi