The waiting place is from Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh the Places You’ll Go”. This waiting place is the place we all end up in once and a while. One good thing about being in the waiting place is that eventually it ends. In that place, we’ve learned patience and endurance…maybe perseverence.. and eventually you move on to another, better place.

Today, I got word that the grant funds from the International Rotary Foundation are in the account! It’s been a long wait, but soon we’ll get started on the well for Angels Home for Orphans as the project is built and the rainy season is almost over.

Unfortunately, we lost one of the orphans since we began this work. Precious passed on last year waiting for the orphan home to be built. But, there are others still in the waiting place. Emanuel, 14, has been with Angel of Mercy since he was six. His parents died from HIV/AIDS a few years after he was born. He was emmanuelleorphaned and lived with his aunt, and then an uncle.   When he was brought to “Angel of Mercy”, he was not well and suffered from nutrition and protein deficiency. He attended every support group meeting at Angel of Mercy  with his aunt.  Those were some of his happiest moments because everyone in the group treated him with so much love and kindness. Emanuel attends a Government Primary School in the Bambui village in Cameroon. He is presently in class Five. “Angel of Mercy” sponsors his schooling and helps provide dental and medical care.  

 Emanuel is one of the children waiting to relocate to Angels Home for Orphans. His health is stabilized and he smiles more often as he has some hope for the future.  Emanuel has found another family with “Angel of Mercy” and remains a precious child in their care.
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