November 25, 2008

Why are we here?

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:46 pm by davislar

Have you ever passed through a struggle so profound, so all encompassing, you simply want to give in to the temptation to throw up your hands and scream, “I GIVE?”  Have you ever looked around and asked yourself what is the point?  Is it worth it?  What has been accomplished?  Of course you have, and if you haven’t, you will.  We sure are!  Today Mark asked if I ever want to give up.  I answered yes!  To which he replied, “Then we just need to trust in God and continue doing what He calls us to do.”  So in faith and obedience, we look to our Lord and remember His words:

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”  James 1:2-4

It is not a matter of if you face trials, but when, and the Lar is in the midst of some of our greatest trials. Pray for us to keep our eyes on our unchanging God.  (James 1:7)  Pray for Mark’s guidance, encouragement, and wisdom as we confront these changes.  Pray for our steadfastness in the face of attacks from unexpected places. 

So to remind ourselves of why we are here, let’s look at recent encouragements.

A special thanks to Mark Brown who came down recently with Taylor’s First Baptist.  http://www.taylorsfbc.org/templates/custaylorsfbc/details.asp?id=32297&PID=611586&Style=

He reopened our eyes to successes!  He fell in love with two little girls, Rosangela and Rosemare, and marvelled at their manners, their love for others and their servants hearts.  He praised the lar for molding such wonderful girls.  That is why we are here.

We have hired a new administrator, and many of the Lar friends know him.  Marcio Gomez will join us with his wife, Dione, and their two children December 1.  Together we will create an administrative team prepared to confront the challenges, mourn the failures, and celebrate the victories.  That is why we are here.

Lenita has 9’s and 10’s in all her course work.  We are so proud of her!!  And many of the other girls have showed marked improvement in their school work.  We thank the timeless effort of Eneide and Fran, our tutors.  That is why we are here.

Mark Eisenhower (referred to as Mark E. so as not to confuse him with the mighty Mark Anderson) has made a huge impact at the lar, and not simply because he is 6’5″!  He runs recreation with our boys,  and is busy all day long teaching computer skills and word processing.  Pray for him as he considers his future plans.  We have him until May 1, and his immediate contribution and flexibility causes us to thank our Lord.  (Yet while he and Matt don’t have the stomach to ride the waves on a jangada, we won’t hold that against him.) Mark E.’s impact will change lives eternally.  That is why we are here.

Pray for Jesse, another really tall volunteer coming down in January!!  Mark E. is getting ready for you, Jesse.  He’s already got your schedule in mind.:) Welcoming volunteers!  That is why we are here.

Nayara,  the other Nayara pictured with Nayara, has become a life coach.  She has joined the Davis Lar by volunteering with the teens, guiding them to structure a solid, God centered life.  Her focus is preparing the teens with life skills for success in the real world, while focusing on Christ as the center.  She also disciples one on one with Nilnara as Nil fast approaches the age of 20, the age we have set for her to be out on her own.  That is why we are here.

First Baptist Church of Fortaleza promoted “Casa do Julgamento”, through which over 700 people accepted Christ.  We are so thankful to them for inviting 5 of our girls, Liliane, Amanda, Tayane, Aurilene and Alice to serve in the wardrobe department.  Nayara played a part in the bar scene, Ana Flavia was in the Judgement, and my Rachel screamed for 4 hours a night in Hell.  What a privilege for all of them to be a part of such a  huge, earth moving production and to experience the power of Christ through serving others.  How proud we are that they served faithfully.  That is why we are here.  http://www.pibfortaleza.com.br/noticias/casa-do-julgamento/

We have a received a new child-a young girl- who was in a deperate situation.    Luana is precious-see her pic.  Pray for her transition into the lar.  That is why we are here.

The sponsorship seems to be growing, and while some donations have gone down,  we have had surprise funds come in that God is using to meet our needs.  You know who you are, and thank you so much! We provide everything from toilet paper to medical care for these precious children.  That is why we are here.

Our teen boys house has pulled a “Lord of the Flies” on us, and we are having to take measures.  Mark hauled a few of them into the police station to file theft reports, and while this does serve as a wake up call, for a few it is too late.  Through this Mark has asked himself if what we do really makes a difference.  It does.  However, there are some children that no matter how wonderful what you have to offer is, they choose the false freedom of sin and the street.  Pray for the Lar through this transition!  Pray for the seeds planted to sprout in the future, for that is why we are here.

Pray for the Lar and tia’s.  We had a minor influx of tia’s, but then we had three quit.  We need tia’s or we will be closing homes.   We are creating a flier to pass out to the churches, so pray for tia’s responses.  Pray for tia’s with the natural ability to balance love and discipline.  Pray for Penha as she continues to oversee and train our tia’s.  Pray for Mark as he is being a tia, or in his case, a masculine TIO.  (It IS very good for the boys, but we miss him.)  Pray for tia’s to sense their calling to ministry.  That is why we are here.

We have hired a lawyer to handle the closing of our transition home, as the realtor did not pay the seller what was due.  Pray as we have a court appearance December 5th.  Pray for the seller to receive what she is due, and for the transfer to be finalized.  The transition home has been a great success with Luciano and Sandra providing the guidance the boys need as they transition into society while maintaining their Godly values.  That is why we are here.

So knowing why we are here, remembering the successes, encourages us to continue in the face of the battles.  Those who know us, know I am much more likely to throw in the towel than my husband.  So I will remember, memorize and study God’s letter’s to me, and this week focus on considering it all joy. 

Keep praying for the battle is here and it is not against the flesh and blood.  Much love.  Paige

October 7, 2008

A Bundle of Info

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:18 pm by davislar

What a summer! I so want to keep the blog going, and then we get swamped and the blog gives.  So here is one of those super packed, bullet updates.

 

We had wonderful teams this summer from The Well in Austin,  1st Baptist-Brunswick, Southwest Community Church, Bountyland Baptist, and Freeland Mission Group.  We are awaiting teams from Lake Hills, Texas,  and Taylors First Baptist, SC.  

 

What do these teams accomplish?  We have had VBS, arts and crafts, scrap-booking, construction,  and then more construction, evangelism in local schools, Bible Study, First Aid Training, CPR Training, recreation, day camps, and much more.  And with each group that comes, the Lar is more blessed.  The teams leave and we are then bathed in prayer, and the word is spread about supporting a child.

 

We have some new house moms doing their training and 3 month trial period.  PRAY!!   We are in the process of revamping our leadership and administration and are excited to see how these house moms will work out.  Pray for even more house moms as we get ready to pass out fliers at local churches.  Pray God will bring those He calls.  And pray they will hear His call!

 

Marcos has passed his first interview to get into the army.  We are told it is a 95% go.  Keep praying!  He should be officially enlisting in January of 2009. 

 

Luciano and Sandra are doing an incredible job leading the halfway house.  They have come alongside these boys and are teaching them what it is like to live as a Christian family.  Being in a smaller unit than they were at the Lar, and moving out of our home, there have been challenges,  but also a closer brush with reality.  Pray for Marcos, Thiago, Dalmo, Josiel and Nilnara, as they continue their walk toward independence.  I’ve been trying to get a picture of them all together, but they are never all home!! 

 

Pray for Breno and Brendo.  We have FINALLY had them officially diagnosed as ADHD.  We do not medicate kids if we can help it,  but to help these two succeed in school, and life, it is necessary.  Pray as the meds are used and adjusted, and for our wisdom in discipline and limits.  Due to behavior problems we had to transfer Brendo to another school.  Pray he goes in a new kid, and that the school will adore him.

 

Pray for Josenildo.  Tough kid with a tough attitude.  But then he aced a math contest and has qualified for the county math “bee”.  He sees his value and the value of learning!!  He is studying for the contest and excited about being labeled smart.  Pray this sticks.  Even when the contests are over, independent of winning or losing, may he hold onto his love of learning.

 

Flavio and Roseangela will be leaving the Lar the end of this month.  Pray for their transition into a different life.  Pray for his job search.

 

 Pray as we interview administrators and revamp our organization.  With the help of Janice from Texas, Mark has some wonderful ideas we are beginning to initiate at the Lar.  

 

Mark Eisenhower is coming November 3rd to intern at the Lar.  A young man out of Arizona, he has experience working with disadvantaged youth in a variety of settings. Pray for his trip, and his success leading recreation, and whatever else we ask him to do, at the Lar.  

 

Pray for us.  We go on furlough in August of 2009 and need a mission home.  There are none available, so if you know of one, let us know! On our salary, rent would be difficult.  Pray God opens doors as we have never had a furlough in over 8 years of service, and both our children would benefit from a year of American high school before jumping into college. 

 

Pray for the Texas team coming in tonight!!  It is a small team, 7 ladies, and will be concentrating on hands on help at the lar  (this means cleaning snotty noses, monitoring time outs, and giving lots of hugs and love), day camps, and Tia ministry.  

 

Com carinho- to all of you!  Paige for the Andersons

 

 

July 4, 2008

Broken Heart

Posted in Updates at 9:19 am by davislar

Two evenings ago we moved Thiago, Dalmo and Josiel into the transition home.  They have lived with Mark and I since January.  I understand this is the best move for them and the Lar.  The house will soon house more boys ready to spread their wings- a little. My boys will be gaining even more independence as they continue working and studying.  They will be living with Brazilians, a couple better prepared to help with this transition, and more exemplary of what is expected from life through their Brazilian reality.  Intellectually we get it, but our hearts!!  Mark was tortured because none of the boys wanted to leave.  They begged, tried to get the support of the girls still with us, and at one point playfully refused.  I ws doing absolutely fine.  I dropped off their beds then went on to karate.  After work out I went by to see how my boys were doing.  I found them on their way to my house to visit!  When I finally got them back to their new home, I hugged each, told them I loved them, and started sobbing.  Oh my!  When I got home, I went up to their empty attic and prayed and wept.

Remember

—  Love with all your heart.  It makes the parting more difficult, but the relationships and investments into other lives are all the more meaningful. 

Pray for my boys!!

July 1, 2008

Corn Festival

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:38 pm by davislar

Look at these corn festival pics!  We have our interns Andrea and Niki in the middle of the action.  Mark and Daiane were thrown in jail, then the party began.

Updates:

We are still waiting for the escrow to close on the transition home.  Pray! 

The dollar has fallen considerably and donations, also.  Please pray for our wise administration of funds and increased donations for the Lar.

The falling dollar has made it tight for mission teams.  Transportation is more expensive, certain events eliminated, and funds fro construction lower, but they are still game!  Pray for the success of upcoming mission teams from Southwest CC from California , Bountyland and Freeland from South Carolina. 

Pray for Josenildo, seen in the corn festival pics.  His behavior has shown marked improvement and he’s suddenly a joy to be around!!  Much of our challenge is normal teenaged angst with the added challenge of being raised in an orphanage.  Pray as he continues to grow in Christ.

Pray for Geivan.  We had a parent/teacher meeting at his special ed school and were thrilled to note his improved social and motor skills.  We make sure he has one on one time with adults instead of free time at teh lar and he has flourished at school and helping Nene do daily maintenance.  Thanks to NEne for his patience and obvious love for this child.

Pray for Mark as he confronts issues with leadership and house moms at the lar.  For those of you who manage companies, you understanbd the challenge!  We have the added issue of a small employee pool to pull from.  Pray for more house moms to apply for the position and for the wisdom of our board in dealing with employee/leadership issues.

Pray for our personal budget.  Due to last year’s surgeries my insurance premium went up.  School fees for the children have increased.  The truck is on its last legs.  Gas prices are incredible.  We are supporting 11 children in our home which not only increased the food bill, but the electricity and water bills.  AND the dollar has fallen.  Missionaries throughout the world are facing the same issue.  Pray for God’s provision and our wisdom administrating His provision.

June 17, 2008

Steam Rolling

Posted in Updates at 6:55 pm by davislar

Ground has officially been broken at Davis Lar II in Eusebio.  (We need to come up with a name for this place…any ideas?)  The team from First Baptist Church of Brunswick, Georgia, was privileged to start the first building.  It makes perfect sense since they have built a house, the bread factory, the word working shop and added onto the Aracas church.  

 

While the men were building, Jim and Patty Crandall, with Marcio translating, visited the neighborhood around our new site and found a desire for a church.  Mark set up a hit and run VBS where Joan and Paige taught and 8 kids and adults accepted Christ.  This location is right around the corner from the new Lar and we are excited to see what God plans.  Could it be the Lord plants a new church with every orphanage?  Mark has already met with the pastor of Igreja Batista Alvorado of Eusebio who has agreed to come alongside this work-the orphanage and a church plant.  It is so fun to see God working in the beginning of a project, and He is steam rolling!

 

While at the Davis Lar church site, the ladies were at the home site discipling our kids.  Joan prepared the lessons.  She knows our kids have a base of knowledge, so she truly comes to disciple.  I say she has left the milk and offers hamburger.  We’ll get to filet mignon later!!  Last year 11 children learned all 5 verses to win the end of the week prize.  This year we had 13.  And the crafts were phenomenal.  The children love the unique crafts that those Americans bring in.  The best, I thought, was the sand art.  Joyce and company kept visiting the Cracker Barrel picking up their discarded mini syrup bottles- to the tune of 80+.  All they had to do was buy the colored sand and voila!  

 

Many of you know we have had a hard time with our teen boys at the Lar.  Things are turning!  Josenildo didn’t think it was uncool to learn the verses!  Be proud of that boy.

 

We have started conversing with our first foster care family and are preparing all the documents and interviews in order to transfer Geovania to their home.  How exciting!  While some children cannot make that move into a family, many can and should.  They deserve the one on one attention only a family can provide.  Pray as we move forward with the Davis Lar foster care program. We have a second family interested in fostering.  By word of mouth within the churches may more families come forward.

 

Dalmo, using his own funds, has joined a capoeira group.  Isn’t he cute in his uniform.  Oh my, actually handsome, or as he would say, “gatao.”

 

As usual pray for more qualified house moms!  We are shaking things up and need people to step forward while others step out.  Pray for Mark’s wisdom as he works with the administration.

 

The boys move into the TRANSITION home Saturday.  (Had to change the name after many Americans noted that half-way homes in the states are usually for ex-drug addicts.)  Pray for the boys as they are all begging to stay with Mark and I.  Yet through experience, we realize we need to move them on and start breaking the ties.  This is the SECOND step to being able to stand on their own two feet.   Hurts me too!! 

 

Pray for Nilnara as she transitions out of our home and into the world.  Pray for her attitude and her walk with Christ.

 

Pray for the Andersons!  Our REALLY busy season is coming up with teams coming in fast and furious.  We have been bombarded with many issues at the Lar-emotional situations that suck our energy dry.  Pray for our walk, our wisdom, and our patience. 

 

Pray for the Withrows.  They did a great job working with the Georgia team and we are thrilled they will be here to help us.  

 

Thanks for being on our Davis Lar team!  Paige

June 10, 2008

Big Wheels Keep on Turning!

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:12 pm by davislar

What has been going on at the Davis Lar? 

Samara had her 15 year birthday-a HUGE deal in Brazil. We have four of our five teens with jobs. They still live with us!  We have another American missionary couple, the Withrow’s, working with the Davis Lar. They both contracted dengue fever.  We’ve been here 8 years and havent had the privilege.:) We have purchased a half way house with miraculous donations and plan on moving children in next week.  Marcos, who moved home, knew where to run when things got tough.  He is back at the lar regrouping.  Robinho, our cerebrral palsey child, has been admitted into a treatment program and received a new walker. The Well from Texas came and renovated/cleaned up the new half-way house, adding a new roof and painting.  A piece of land has been donated by Eusebio for another orphanage “at the same level” as the Davis Lar and construction has started.  A team is here from Georgia building the first structure.   Penha’s daughter came down with Hepatitis A while living with us.  Our truck is on its last legs and we need to pray for God’s provision.  Our support has been boosted by some timely doantions and we are incredibly awed. We have changed the house mom schedule to one week on and on week off with each house having a house mom tag team which gives them more down time.  Our teen boys’ house on site needs tons of prayer.  Pastor Marcos has been incredibly involved in the Lar and is a wonderful leader and pastor.  We have hired a full time psychologist.  Mark has won a grant from Petrobras for our foster family program and is actively searching for families through local churches.  Wade has built wooden boxes which will be placed around the city collecting receipts which the government collects giving .5% back to the orphanage.  Michelle is a painting fanatic.  Carliane and Ila’s mom died and Mark and Paige took them to the funeral.  Mark is preaching and teaching at First Baptist Church of Aracas.   Paige is working toward her behavioral science degree, getting close, and needs prayer to have time to finish.  Matt is going to swim a month in Florida then a month in Sao Paulo this summer.  He will be a junior.  Rachel is into theater, karate, ministry in the favelas and enjoying new friends. She will be a sophomore.  Mark works and works and works everywhere and all the time.  We have teams coming in all summer.   Mark presented the Davis Lar and Foster Program at the local Baptist’s Convention on social works and the church.  Paige had the kids sing and play bells………….

And may that bring you up to date!  I plan on blogging and keeping you up to date on the happenings at the Davis Lar Orphanage and its affiliates, but I needed a foundation for starting.  So here it is!  Please keep us in your prayers as we follow our Lord in taking care of the abused and bandoned children in Ceara.

Join us at the lar in prayer for Lindsey Sowles, a three time visitor and friend of the Lar. Her entire family has been with us with her mom leading many trips and her sister staying for months. Lindsey has cancer.  Aurilene, praying for her diligently, reminded me of the time Lindsey was on the bus with a ton of kids returning from Beach Park.  Aurilene was shivering, so Lindsey took off her towel and wrapped Aurilene.  Interesting what we see as a little kindness, my kids remember forever.  We are praying for a miraculous healing! 

April 24, 2008

April update

Posted in Updates at 6:59 pm by davislar

It’s been awhile since our last update. Many new things to share. Lots of victories. Unfortunately at times with victory comes loss.

On February 7th, Paige had surgery in Atlanta. It probably won’t help her “pain in the neck”. Unfortunately, the doctors said they can’t do anything for her in respect to that problem since it began on February 28, 1987, and may last many more years.  (21 years of marriage this last February 28th!)

We officially opened our home as a halfway house. We have 14 adolescents/young adults living under our roof, including Matt and Rachel. The Lord impressed upon us last July to make this move and we have slowly been working towards it. We’re in the middle of remodeling, bought a bunch of bunk beds and mattresses and brought them in. The kids have transferred to local city schools to become a part of our “Youth Apprenticeship” program, participate in higher education and go to college. We have 4 currently working and going to school and a couple more that have good prospects. Marcos just got done spending his summer vacation in Cascavel working in a bakery and is considering moving in with his stepfather to work until his July 19 date with the army.

We jumped in with eyes open, but bumps along the way have been surprising. Personality issues, schedules, tight quarters, etc. In time everyone will adjust and it will be smooth sailing. Our biggest surprise was bills. Our food bill more than doubled as did our water bill. Pray for our personal finances. The dollar continues to bring lots of challenges to missionaries worldwide. With the construction and bunk beds and mattresses and, and, and. Well, you get the point. Our budget wasn’t built for this kind of speed. She is definitely breaking up. I was looking at the numbers over the last 2 years and found that with inflation and the falling dollar, the value of our support has dropped 24% since 1/1/07 and 37.6% since 1/1/06. The dollar has dropped 3.5% in value just this 1st quarter. Please pray to our Lord to help us in this. These figures with the above double + in expenses make times difficult. Yet we serve a mighty God and know He will provide.

On a more exciting note, the Lar is in its best financial state ever and we can praise God for that and the faithfulness of His people to participate as He leads. We are looking for another halfway house to purchase in the city to divide my house and provide for the others that will be leaving in the coming years. We already have funds designated and promised. Pray for the search that is ongoing.

Nilnara is back from the states after a year. She graduated from La Quinta High School in California. Pray with us as we are still discussing her options. Part of her would like to go back and go to college. The other part would like to stay and go to college here. She has a wide range of options to get work here while studying because of her English. Pray for wisdom and discernment both for her and us.

Now some of the losses. We have had quite a few kids leave the Lar. Some because they wanted to have freedom, some because they refused to abide by our rules so went to other institutions and some that went back to their families. Pray for these kids. Pray that the seed planted would come back and remind them of the “yes” that they have in Jesus and of all His promises and faithfulness. It is hard to see them go. But as we learn in Ecclesiastes, “There is an appointed time for everything”. Some of them are ready but you don’t want to see them go as they are “yours”. Others aren’t ready but need to be let go as the Prodigal was. Still others need to be let go “as a little yeast works through the whole batch”. You know how a parent feels the day the child leaves the nest. “I hope I did everything possible.” “I hope he is prepared.” Oh how we feel that for each one! Pray for these kids and give God the glory as he is in control of all things.

The unfounded lawsuit by an ex house mom was settled yesterday. She was seeking an unimaginable and unfounded figure U$ 38,000. Due to projected attorney costs we settled for U$ 1,800. Praise God as even the judge and lawyer for the plaintiff weren’t familiar with the house mom legislation. Once they read the law, it was a slam dunk. God is faithfully at our side in all situations and not only at our side, but doing battle. 1 Sam 17:46, 47 (Read It).

Pray for strength and faithfulness on our part as the battle gets rougher every day but the verse above gives us hope.
Praise God for our friends Wade and Michelle Withrow from First Baptist Church Brunswick in Brunswick, Georgia. They felt the calling of the Lord to serve, specifically at the Davis Lar, and have come down with a 2 year commitment to work alongside us. They will be a great help as we open up a new orphanage and fine tune the 1st. Pray for their assimilation to the culture and language.

Pray for the foster care program that we are working to implement by the end of 2008. We received a grant from Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company, specifically for this program and those funds should arrive by the end of March.
Pray for us as we present the Lar and the foster program to churches in a yearly socail ministries convention with TONS of people in May.

Thank you for your faithfulness, prayers, encouragement and especially your love.

In Christ,

Mark, Paige, Matt and Rach

December 2, 2007

The Girls Speak

Posted in Updates at 9:38 am by davislar

Joyce

I am in the 5th grade.  I like pink and black and my favorite CD is High School Musical.  I like basketball, to play jump rope, hide and seek and Barbie.  My favorite food is chicken spaghetti.  I love all of you.  I like that you love and care for us here at the Davis Lar.

 

 Alice

 Alice  Hope everyone is doing well.  I am doing great.  I desire much happiness for you guys and that Jesus would bless you.  I am 12 years old and like to play with Barbie.  I have a special message for Mike.  I love you very much.  You are a blessing in my life.

Dayane                   Dayane  I am 11 years old and I live here with my brothers and sisters.  My favorite sport is swimming.  When I grow up I want to be a nurse.   My favorite colors are pink blue and red.  My favorite movie is Spiderman.  I play soccer with my friends and I love to read.

 

Samara

 

I am 14 years old.  I love you all very much and Jesus loves you.  Thank you for the love that you have for the kids of the Davis Lar.  Hugs and kisses to all of you.

November 12, 2007

What do the Kids Like?

Posted in Updates at 9:31 am by davislar

Josenilda:                                              Josenilda                                        

Josenilda’s favorite thing about the Lar (with all sincerity) is the pigs! She is a future veterinarian at heart. She is most thankful for the safety and love she receives while living at the Lar. She enjoys living here and appreciates the Godly influence the staff have on her life.

 Aline:

Aline loves to talk, laugh and hang out with her friends at the Lar. She says they are sweet and supportive of her. They always seem to have a great time! Aline is most thankful for her mom and God’s support in her life. She prays that God will fulfill her dream to marry a Godly husband in the future.

Samara:

Samara says Penha and Rosangela make her experience at the Lar extra special. Penha and Rosangela truly invest in Samara and it shows as Samara matures into a beautiful young woman. Samara is most thankful for her mom. She prays that someday her mom will come visit her on a Lar Family Day. Please join us in praying for the relationship between Samara and her mom.

Thaiane:

Thaiane cherishes her relationship with Rosangela. Rosangela spends a lot of time not only teaching Thaiane how to be a Godly woman, but she blesses Thaiane’s life with consistent and unconditional love. Thaiane praises God for the gift of salvation and her relationship with God. Her brother and sisters also share a relationship with God and she is equally grateful for their salvation.   Tayane/Golden Park

Nayara:

Nayara appreciates her relationship with Penha. Penha cares for Nayara like a daughter, which Nayara cherishes. She is thankful for her salvation and God’s consistent assistance in her future endeavors. Nayara hopes to be a nurse in the future. God has blessed her life academically and continues to open doors to her future career.

Dayane:

Dayane appreciates Nayara’s friendship and is thankful for her opportunity to live at the Lar. The Lar provides Dayane with a safe and Godly home, something she didn’t have before she arrived here.

Marciliane:

When asked about her favorite things at the Lar, Marciliane smiled and listed the Tias and her friends, especially Nayara. Marciliane loves the women in her life and hopes to be equally impactful in the lives of other women and children. She is thankful for her salvation and the safety the Lar provides from her past experiences.

Marilane:

Marilane loves the Americans who come to visit. Currently her favorite is Heather, who is teaching English for a few months. J Marilane is thankful that God saved her and her sisters. Each of them shares in the gift of salvation which offers hope for a better future.

Marilane/Puppy

Liliane:

Lilane’s favorite part about the Lar is the work. She especially loves to sew underwear! She is most thankful for the Americans who come and work at the Lar. Her favorites include Pops (a.k.a. Santa Claus), Lindsey and Heather!

Marinalva:

Marinalva is thankful for the Tias who love her and invest much time in her life. Without the Tias, life at the Lar would be dull. She is thankful that her family shares in a relationship with God.

  

October 25, 2007

Prayer Requests/Oracoes

Posted in Prayer Requests/Oração, Updates at 6:25 am by davislar

Prayer Requests/Orações 

v     Next phase of Davis Lar II – I submit the documents to the county of Eusébio for their Board Meeting on the 15th of November for approval.  The plan was unanimously (excitedly) approved by our board on Monday.

v     Pray for the adolescent boys to seek direction in their lives.  They are in a rebellious state at the moment.  Pray for wisdom and strength for us, the leadership, as we tread into these uncharted waters.

v     I will start looking for a house in Messejana next week for a halfway house.  Pray the Lord reveals the perfect house for this transition point.

v     Pray as we begin the process to open up our house also as a “halfway house” starting in January 2008.  The renovations and purchases necessary to bring in approx. 7 kids.   

v     Pray as we continue to enter into Brazilian churches for their “stepping up” to the plate and getting involved

v     We really need house moms.  Pray for the Lord to open up the hearts of His servants and giving them “the desires of their hearts”.  

  Orações 

v     Próximo fase do Lar Davis II – Entraria com os documentos na prefeitura do Eusébio para a sua reunião do dia 15 de novembro para ser aprovado.  Foi aprovado em nossa reunião segunda-feira.

v     Ore por os adolescentes para buscar a direção nas suas vidas. Estão numa fase de rebelião no momento.  Ore para sabedoria para nós enquanto entramos neste novo fase.

v     Vamos começar procurar uma casa de passagem em Messejana a semana que vem.  Ore para o nosso Deua revelar a casa perfeita para este ponto de transição.

v     Ore enquanto nós abrimos nossa própria casa como uma “casa de passagem” em janeiro 2008.  Para as reformas e compras necesárias para receber ate 7 jovens

v     Ore para as igrejas brasileiras para abrir as portas e se-involver no Lar Davis.

v     Precicamos urgentemente mães socias.  Ore para o nosso Deus “concederá o que deseja o teu coração”

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