We (our Lamb team) have a slogan that is a reality for us. "As we go, stop for the one in front of you." We have learned that it is totally impossible for us to meet every need we see. We also have learned that God will bring certain ones right in front of us and say to us..."stop here." That is exactly what happened with "Jessica's family."
Last March, a team of social workers from Cleveland was on the ground here for two weeks. One afternoon, we were in the park, playing with children, passing out ice cream and getting ready to serve dinner to children from a local orphanage. We all went in the classroom on the park grounds with the children. I stepped out a moment and saw Lynn Johnston motioning to three children. They were not with the orphanage, but were very obviously hungry. He escorted them into the room and sat them down.
These are the precious children that first caught our eyes and captured our hearts last spring.
Being the social worker Jessica is, she noticed the children and insisted on going home with them to see where they lived. She packed up the leftover food, loaded the kids into the van and headed for their home. She was devastated when she came back. A small, dirty three room apartment...no running water, no heat and only a two burner hot plate to cook on. She has never forgotten those children, nor have we. That is why we call them "Jessica's family."
Over the months we have always visited this family and the exciting thing is that we have seen improvement in the care of the children. Their mom is really trying hard....now enter the team from Canada.
AN EXTREME MAKEOVER - WHAT TWO DAYS CAN DO
In a matter of two days, the hard working team from Canada did an extreme makeover in their little apartment. Totally remodeling the kitchen, bedroom and living area...let the pictures tell the story.