Apr 12, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
A young lady named Layal took us to the market in town to shop for donations to the orphanage. Prices in the supermarket were three times higher than in the U.S. A note pad was $5, a model toy car $40, bag of Herseys $8. The streets were packed with people, pot holes and policeman directed traffic since there are no street lights. We came back to the hotel and ate Lebanese food.
Today we met with the team at Rock Children Services; Bishop Rosie Cox, Pastor Kotte Jr., William Kotee, and Dr. Braima the medical director. We met to discuss how adoption fits into the overall mission of RCS. Bishop Cox and her team were well organized and had well thought out plans. Bishop Cox is also involved in a water project to build wells for fresh water in several cities, a feeding program to provide rice to communities, schools and at least two childrens homes, including a vocational program for older children. They learn sewing, tie dying, baking, soap making, computers, and wood carving. Dr. Braima teasingly says she never sleeps