Our family is heading back to Eden Children’s Village on April 23 and I couldn’t be happier. I’m trying not to think of being crammed into aluminum tubes breathing recycled air and watching movies until my eyes are burning, I’m trying to focus on life on the other side of customs in Zimbabwe’s International Airport. That’s the moment I’m really excited about.
I’m also excited by the news that Eden has the funds for two major projects when I arrive. The first is finishing this house, orphan home #8. It was started about a year ago and I believe it has the thatch roof on, so it will mean doing all the finishing work; electrical, plumbing, floors, plastering and painting, stairs, furniture, etc.. Then the best part, getting new orphan kids to care for and love!
The second project is to start the new Eden Christian Academy school, which will end up consisting of about 8 buildings, but we will be starting with 2. We are going to build them using the same company that we used for the new chicken barns so the initial stage will go relatively quickly, then we will build the exterior and interior walls and so on. The county has surveyed off land for this directly across the road from where our own house will be built, so one day we should be able to watch the girls, or maybe just Naomi by that time, walk to school and play in the school yard. I think perhaps putting up a fence will be the first step to keep these mombis out.
We have so much to look forward to at Eden and we can’t wait to be sharing our photos and stories with you all. And you know what would be even cooler? Having you come visit and take your own photos and make your own stories! Give it some thought. You won’t regret it.