I have been trying to send out our newsletter for the past week and am not having any success! I will hopefully have it working tomorrow, but I thought I would update on here first.
On friday, we are starting the "Ability Camp".
We jumped at the opportunity to do this and can hardly wait to start, Unfortunately, because of my time in the hospital, it was pushed back, until friday!
The Ability Camp was started this summer by 2 volunteers from Toronto. (go Canada!)
We are starting with 3 days a week, from 9:00am-4:30pm. Once we have the hang of that, we might increase to 5 days a week.
We will be spending those hours with 4 of the kids who are close to mastering a skill. The volunteers chose these 4 because of their ability to do the skill, but they just need some people who are willing to invest into them pretty frequently. These skills mostly include walking and potty training. I cant wait to introduce them to you all. You will fall. in. love.
They are so precious and sweet and cuddly!
Its exciting to be a part of something like this, where you can see the progress regularly! There is so much need here, it can be pretty overwhelming. The ayahs (indian nannies) do the best they can, but there are so many kids! We have already been spending loads of time with the little (and not so little!) ones. We help them with homework (the school age girls all speak english fairly well!), practise walking, and help feed and care for them. Still the urge to do more, to help in a more effective way, drives us to pursue individual kids. We want to leave here knowing we have shared love with these kids, helped them practically and made them feel valued. They have been told how little value they have, all their life. We want to come in the opposite spirit and share truth with them. Its not an easy place, or an easy task, so we appreciate all the prayers we can get!
To see what the past volunteer did, visit
and get excited about this with us!