20 days without power!!! …which also means no running water! Our water supply is pumped from the river. Our poor, old generator, for such times had worn out from overuse (the power drops out regularly). This meant life at Cradle of Love was very difficult for some time! Thanks to Adam and Lindsey’s big City2Surf run and fund-raising we were able to purchase a new and bigger generator! Without your help we would not have been able to make such a needed purchase. To all who donated and made this happen, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
City to Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney Australia, covering a 14km course. About 85,000 runners completed this years race, raising more than 4 million dollars for charities. Adam and Lindsey chose Cradle of Love Baby Home as their charity to support. They raised $11,100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy and proud of their achievements both in fundraising and completing the course.
THANK YOU!! We are so grateful for our volunteers Lucienne and Leanne, from Holland for the wonderful donation of baby supplies today. These items range from baby formula to plastic pants, coconut oil, and pampers. All things we ALWAYS need! Thank you so much for your kindness and help in caring for the babies.
Hannah Sturge is just 19 years old and came all the way from Shrewsbury (UK) on her own, through the volunteer organisation KATZ. She volunteered with Cradle of Love for just one month and felt inclined to donate all this! A huge bag of rice, mung beans, porridge, baby formula, baby wipes, spaghetti and cloth nappies. Again all items we regularly need to care for the children. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Emmanuel, (pictured) along with the other 34 children are truly blessed to have you share your love with them.
It is so lovely when a child returns to capable and loving family. In Vanessa’s case, she returns to her birth farther and new step mother, after the death of her own mother. Vanessa just adores her father! And he loves her in return… Saying goodbye to her beloved mama Stella who helped care for Vanessa during her stay at COL Goodbye Justin…
Hawa joined the ‘Crawlers’ late yesterday afternoon after being left all alone in her home while her mother went out drinking and making money as a prostitute. Luckily, a neighbor found her and brought this 8 month old to Cradle. This is sadly, the usual routine for young Hawa. Although this time her mother never returned. There are no other known family members and at this stage and the whereabouts of the mother is also unknown. She has a graze on her face from a fall but looks healthy, weighing a little over 7.5kgs.
We regret to inform you of the passing of baby Bahati in the early hours of Sunday morning, the 4th May. She was laid to rest Sunday afternoon by some extended family members. Bahati was just 6 weeks old. Her mother died giving birth to her in their village and did not make it to the hospital in time, dying of postpartum hemorrhage. Bahati was unwell and some tests were done to try to determine what the cause could be… We still await results. Until Jesus comes, precious girl xo
NEW Baby! John Frank just arrived at Cradle of Love. He was born on April 14th, 2014 and weighs 6.6lbs (3kg) Frank’s father and neighbor were waiting for me early yesterday morning to ask for assistance with this young boy. The mother had died, the father was unemployed and a neighbor was currently caring for him, temporarily. Harriet our social worker went with them to the village to pick the baby up, arriving back at COL last night around 7pm. He is settling in nicely, loves his milk and sucks really well. He will return home to his father [ Read More ]
What an exciting day for Vivian and the Goods!!! Sybille and Sean have waited patiently for this day to finally come! Vivian adores her new adoptive parents and the Goods can’t stop smiling at their new daughter! Its so nice to see this new family together! We pray the adoption process goes smoothly.