Because of your generous donations the children at the orphanage have had a very Merry Christmas.  While the chicken coop is in the works, additional funds from you provided enough for Mother Germaine to purchase material to make new clothes and to purchase shoes for the children (see them showing them off below)!  This is a very special as the children rarely get new clothing and most of them did not own shoes. They also had a Christmas feast which included goat, chicken and orange soda.  In the DRC, the children usually get a bottle of soda only once a year, sometimes twice. We are so spoiled here.  Mother sends her love.  It’s good to see her smile

I’ll add more photos and news in a bit, but know that every penny you donated went to the children.  God bless you and yours these 12 days of Christmas and beyond!    Barbara Glesener