September Update

27 Sep
Penny, one of the SCH girls

Penny, one of the SCH girls

Hey guys, we hope everyone is doing well back in the States. We have had a very good September. As we mentioned in our last update, we have been able to get preschool up and running at Rescue Home, one of four homes that Sarah’s Covenant Homes has here in the city. On most days we have from 20-24 kids attending and it has been pretty awesome seeing their improvements in many areas. From sitting still in chairs, to playing appropriately with toys, walking, crawling, etc., it has been lots of fun seeing all the kids do so well and enjoy the mornings with us.

Sensory day at Preschool

Sensory day at Preschool

Water play at preschool

Water play at preschool

It has also been a huge blessing just to sit back and watch our girls enjoy playing with the kids here. Usually on the way back from school with Maddie and Myra, one of their first questions is,'”what are we doing the rest of the day? Can we go to the kids home?” It is always amazing to us to see how God has worked in their hearts and to see the compassion and the love they have for being here and doing this. That doesn’t mean they don’t miss Chik-fil-a, and their friends and steak, but they really enjoy being with all of them. Usually every friday night we do a pizza and movie night with just our family, and of course Cara, who is the baby living with us right now, but this past week, we decided to bring 3 of the kids over to watch with us. All the kids had a blast, eating pizza and breadsticks, and watching Pippy Longstocking.

Pizza party!

Pizza party!

SCH and Rescue Home have many kids who currently need sponsors to help cover their food, housing, medical care, etc.  We would love for any of you to partner with us to help meet not only their basic needs, but also needs of physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc.  Partner with SCH, or better yet, do you have these skills? come over and help us and these amazing children!  To find out more info, please click on http://www.schindia.com or contact us.

We have been able to do a couple other things this month also. If you remember, our shipment of household items was on a container with about 12000 flip flops and items for a school. Last month we were able to join one of the flip flop clinics and do some dental work and provide free extractions for several students at the school where the clinic was being hosted and several women there also. It was great being able to help out with other locals and foreigners trying to help those in need as well as sharing the Gospel, because that is the true help everyone needs. Jesus is the hope for everyone, regardless of country, caste, color, etc. He is the hope, and we are so very fortunate to be able to be used by Him in so many different ways here.

Getting ready to take some teeth out!

Getting ready to take some teeth out!

People at flip flop clinic, and no we did not treat everyone here!

People at flip flop clinic, and no we did not treat everyone here!

We also were able to speak at a church anniversary celebration.  I think every other foreigner was out of town so somehow I was asked to speak at a small village church to group of pastors from around the area and some of the congregation of the church.  I was asked to share about the Body of Christ working together.  Believers here sometimes have a very hard time working together, we were able to share from 1 Corinthians chapter 12 about God giving different gifts through the same Spirit. Just as our body parts work together for the good of the body, we as individual members of His Body, should work together as He planned.  Using all the different gifts together to further His kingdom and for His glory!

worship at Church anniversary celebration

worship at Church anniversary celebration

Church celebration

Church celebration

We are looking forward to having friends from our home church, 3 Circle Church in Fairhope, come visit at the end of October. They will have room to bring items over that we could use here.  In the next week or so, we will be getting a list together so be on the lookout for some small ways that you could partner with us and get a few items for the kids home, and maybe a couple of items for us (like ranch dressing, grape jelly, and maybe even a delicious can of chili), because who doesn’t love canned chili?  We are so thankful again for all of our friends at home who are on this journey with us, through your prayers, your encouraging texts, your financial support.  Last month and this month has been pretty tight as far as financial donations go, so we would love for you to pray about doing a one time donation or a recurring monthly donation to either us personally or to 1 Path ministry.  Both paypal links are on the home page of this blog.  Thank you again for all your support these past couple of years.  Looking forward to to seeing everyone next spring when we come back for a short rest with friends and family!

God bless!

-Bakers

Getting some tats!

Getting some tats!

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