Although the focus of our updates are the moms, we want to show you how beautiful and healthy their babies are growing to be as a result of empowering and equipping young pregnant women.
Valentina graduated high school and has begun nursing school. She’s enjoying this new endeavor. This nursing school is actually a christian school and she seems to be making friends and enjoying her studies.
Iby settled into the dynamics of our home very well and is getting along with the other moms. She’s adjusting to motherhood and still pretty exhausted.
Alina’s job search has been rocky so far. She seems to be allowing her insecurities to become hinderances in this process. It’s a challenge to face these new responsibilities and changes.
Felicia is returning to Romania after a disapointing attempt to reunite with the father of her daughter. We have secure an appartment for her and Alina to move into in February. We will assist with a portion of their rent and child-care, as they work and continue to be mentored by our volunteers.
After a training program at our local church, Meggan and I have restructured our discipleship tactics. This new approach invites more involvement and ownership from the moms and it has been bearing fruit. We are encouraged!
Alys, Allyssa and I are still going to the state orphanage. Our initial prevention/self-worth group has bloomed into more of a Bible Study, at the request of the girls! We were encouraged by their desire to know more about the Bible.
Sue V will be traveling home to support raise in February and March. The last year has been sustained by all the one-time gifts from my last visit home. However, we would like to grow in monthly commitments. Our budget for this next year will increase $150 because of education and independent living expenses. We are also hoping and praying for a house to grow are assistant living project which would triple our current cost to operate. Please let me know if I could come share with your small group, church, Sunday school class or any group really about our ministry for pregnant orphans as they transition into motherhood.