Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dayspring Grand Opening in Pictures

It was with great excitement that the LAMb team gathered today to await the arrival of many guests for the Dayspring Open House.  One of the key guests was the Minister of Labor and Child Protection, a presidential cabinet person, whose job it is to oversee the conditions of child.  Her endorsement and support of the project lends major credibility to the project in the eyes of the national and local government.   Other important guests were the Tokmok mayor, the Director of Child Protection, the President of the Social Work Association and the head of the Social Work Department at the Humanitarian University.

Here is a snapshot of the day...
 Melodie and Davina, children of the resource parents, await guests.
 The Cake Buffet.....

These beautiful teens are from one of Mercy Foundation's Christian Schools.

Kim, daughter of Ruby with teens in costume.
 Gulsana has been a faithful friend of our team for a number of years. She knows everyone and has been key in getting us into governmental offices.
 The Minister of Labor and Child Protection
Lynn, welcoming the crowd

 Ribbon cutting
 Acel, resource mom with Melodie
 The Mayor of Tokmok addresses the crowded room.
 Vera, President of the National Social Workers Association
Ken and Jackie Day give the blessing for the opening of Dayspring.

Cutting the cake...the Mayor and Minister of Labor

We ended today with a dinner at the Wright's house.  Reflecting on the day, yes, we had the opportunity to meet high governmental officials today. But we also know that Dayspring's very existence is due to the faithful and trusted gifts of hundreds of supporters - as David said last night - those who made candles - those who sold candles - those that gave sacrificially.  We thank you.


Lisa Brotherton said...

Changing the world with His light!

Hilary Marquis said...

Congratulations to all of you! Dayspring is going to change life for so many people. I can't wait to see what He is going to do :)