"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." James 1:27
Also on Monday members from the welfare department visited the children’s home to check and to see the welfare of the children and they found everything ok
Children thanking members for their support and providing them with safe water.
We had a wonderful week as very many people visited the children which means they are catching the vision. Also the Rotary club of Bahari, visited on Sunday to check whether the water project was completed so that they can give back the report to the rotary Club of Vanlandingham.
One of our goats gave birth, so the children are going to have more milk
At the end of January, a team of 8 visited the Valentine Children’s home. While there they had the opportunity to spend time with the children for 5 days. It was amazing to see how each child has grown in a short 6 months since the previous trip in July. The four oldest girls attend school during the day, while the 16 younger children learn at the home. During the days we were there the team was able to check in on the cows, pigs and sustainability projects. They also helped organize the children’s clothing, set up a full dispensary, completed medical charts for each child and took them to the doctor for medical checks. This trip was amazing to say the least and to see how great the orphanage is doing brings an overwhelming joy to our hearts!
We are ecstatic to share news of the arrival of four year old Bryan Mohamed. Bryan is the 20th child now at the Valentine home. The Welfare Department of Tanzania took him to the Catholic Center of Dar es Salaam after the death of his father and imprisonment of his mother. Such is the case with hundreds of children across Tanzania. The Catholic Center contacted the Valentine Project and asked that we take him in since they only accept children from 0-2 years. On May 17th, 2016 we finished our plans to accommodate him and welcomed him into our arms. Bryan has not stopped smiling since his arrival and the Mamas report that he is becoming more comfortable and embracing the new lifestyle with his brothers and sisters. At this point we couldn’t imagine four year old Bryan anywhere else but home with the Valentine Project.