Or “good morning” from Project Samuel Zambia! We sure have a lot to share today. The last few months have been packed full of growth and change for us as a Project Samuel family. The changes have brought life and new laughter to our home and family.
It is with great joy that we’d like to introduce you to you our three new Project Samuel children!
Susan is a lovely fourteen year old young lady. (Her extended family guesses she’s fourteen but we wonder if they’ve maybe added a few years, as birthdays are pretty arbitrary around here)! Susan is a keen learner, but because of her unstable home life she finds herself in grade four. Her favorite thing about being at the Project is the special one-on-one tutoring she’s been receiving! She arrived very timid and shy, but in the short time she’s been with us we’ve already seen her grow in confidence and joy.
Masiliso and are a sister and brother duo (8 and 11 years old) who have joined us just this past week. They have the sweetest smiles and in the last few days they’ve absolutely stolen our hearts! We haven’t had such little ones around for a while, and watching their older Project brothers and sisters show them love and kindness has been really heart-warming.
We look forward to helping these three get settled in and we trust that God has big plans for their lives! As always, it’s wonderful that we can be family for those without, and our desire and prayer is that they would find hope, purpose and joy in the days to come.
This past week we’ve also welcomed Sofia Stanley, from North Vancouver, Canada, as a summer intern. Sofia has a huge heart for children and a beautiful spirit about her. We look forward to working together these next few months in ministry!
In preparation for Sofia’s arrival, we had a big push to finish the first of the mission flats; where interns, staff, and teams, will stay in the years to come. There are a few last-minute touch ups and projects still being completed, but for the most part the flat is in working order and looking just lovely! We want to say a big thank you to North Shore Alliance Church for the incredibly generous donation that pushed us to the finish line to be able to complete this marathon of a project! The guys are now working on the second and third flats with hopes of having the whole building completed and up and running before too long.
Along with welcoming new children, we’ve also been working through transitions with a few of our older ones. It’s fun to have front row seats as they start to spread their wings and fly! As you know Lizzie and Kennedy moved to Lusaka in February to begin premedical school. They are both really enjoying it, but finding it is very, very hard work. When we go to town we’ve been able to catch up with them a number of times, grab lunch and pass along hugs and hellos from the kids at home who sure miss them.
Last month Castro’s training course finished and he is now looking towards his next steps and adventures. He has been accepted to an agriculture internship at a large farm about 40 minutes away. This is the practical application of his training. He’ll be there for the next several months, but often here at home on the weekends!
As you can see, life continues to be an adventure around here! Thank you for your part in loving, praying for, and supporting us and the Project Samuel children. We couldn’t do this crazy journey without you!
Sending all our love,
Kim and Brenden (and our Big Project Samuel Family)
P.S. Our three new children are currently in need of Child Sponsors to support their needs (food, clothing, housing, schooling, etc.). If you or someone you know is interested in becoming their child sponsor, please be in touch! Visit our Child Sponsorship page here.