While in Welfare Centre for the disabled orphans, the team was divided into four groups and helped out in four different rooms: toddlers’ room, boys’ room, girls’ room and the independent room for children with high mobility. One of the greatest achievements was that the team helped bring the orphans outside the Centre as it would be impossible without the team’s extra help. The team made 5 separate trips in order to bring the 5 groups of kids to the zoo, the amusement park, or to the river bank near the Welfare Centre. The children enjoyed the outings very much despite the very hot weather. On their last day at the Centre, they threw birthday parties in each room. With the generous support from Canada, the team was able to buy clothes, shoes, toys and stationary for the children as gifts.
Those team members who went to the previous mission team two years ago were so glad to find that the facilities in the building had been improved. The elevators were installed which were initiated and sponsored by Canadian Christians. More structured programs were offered now. Encouraging also was that most of the babies whom they met two years ago had been adopted. And it was also noticeable that the children’s physically, emotionally and mentally state were in progress.
They would appreciate your prayers for (1) their staff members as quite a number of them have suffered from various health problems; and (2) communication with the local authority as the baby room was saturated without enough caregivers and yet the local authority didn’t seem to see the necessity and urgency of improving the situation.