Friday, July 16, 2010

This Is How We Celebrate Birthdays At The Door Of Hope!

Happy 13th Birthday Moses!

One thing Robyn has taught us at the Door Of Hope is how to celebrate birthdays.  In fact, anyone who personally knows Robyn will attest to this.  She makes it a special time to celebrate your life and to thank God for your existence.  It is a special day that begins when you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at the end of  the day.
Here in Africa so many of the children have no idea when their birthday is, let alone celebrating it.  Over the past year and a half we have introduced birthday parties and assigned birth dates to ones who didn't have one.  It has become a very popular event here.  The thing that is really exciting about our birthdays is that it is not focused on presents.  It is focused on everyone celebrating and having fun and of course birthday cake too!!

Why Was This Birthday An Extra Special Event?
Because we introduced Birthdays, "Door of Hope Style," to Love In Action!  They will be hosting the parties while we are out of the country and they joyfully welcomed our birthday party events!  The kids run the whole show, from decorating to games and skits.  It really teaches them a lot about loving their neighbor!

This was a special day for Moses as he turned 13!  This is truly a time to thank God for all His blessings, because just a little over two years ago, Moses was on the streets without a home.   The Lord has blessed him and us!

Stay tuned for later this week to see what else is in store for this young man!


sja said...

Just dropping by to say hello ... and let you know that you are truly appreciated ... may God bless you all!

Laury said...

I've enjoyed cruising your blog site. Praying for your ministry. You are making a big difference!