Sunday, April 8, 2012


We were blessed to have the opportunity to spend a few days up at Grace Village the week leading up to Easter.
It was a wonderful experience to just spend time with the kids seeing how they live day to day.
They are amazing. Gertrude's kids came up for an easter egg hunt and to see the kids interacting with the special needs kids was very touching. It's nice to see the kids at Grace Village giving back to those less fortunate than them now.

Easter morning we woke up to the kids singing as they were getting ready for the church service. They sound like angels. They all received new clothes for Easter and they were so proud to wear them. They looked beautiful. Fanfan had a nice service and many of the kids from the town came to participate. Again opening up Grace Village to the community and the kids welcomed them. We gave the kids of the village a T-shirt or dress as they left. They were so grateful.

It was very hard to leave Grace Village today. Lots of tears. I can't think of a better place to have been for Easter.
Gretchen is doing such a great job with the kids. It's going to be hard to see her leave. Please keep her in your prayers as this will be her last month with them. She is such a natural with the kids and will make a wonderful mother when she has children of her own. If she can raise 42 at once imagine how she will be with less than that.

To me, Grace Village is such a place of peace and joy. It's been amazing watching it being built from digging the footings with a pick ax to the colorful, spiritual home its become. I am looking forward to watching the rest of Jeff and Alyn's dream become reality.

Posted by Shelley

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