(Updates of EGO's ministry from three different perspectives.)
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
First from Don and Doris, who have “fought the good fight” for more than 40 years—
To our Dear Friends of EGO:
Blessings in the Name of Jesus. You may have been wondering why you haven’t heard from us in a while. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Doris has had a light stroke and Don now has a pacemaker, but, Praise God, we both are doing well. Some have been trying to contact us but that has been difficult since we haven’t been in one location very long at a time. We have been blessed to stay with some of our children and friends, mostly in Florida the past few months. We are looking for a permanent place to stay. We do not want to go in debt at our age, so will probably rent and we need our own car. We are so thankful for those that have given us use of their homes and vehicles while we have been in the states. Right now we are using Vickie’s car.
We went to Haiti Feb 12th and returned April 9th. It was nice to see the improved roads. We enjoyed being there to see all the children again and also the progress of the mission. In just the few months since we’d been there, we could see how the children had grown. Ken and Marla are working hard and making some good changes. The Haitian government continues to make changes in the laws as well, so there are always adjustments to make. It was so nice to be home again and sleep in our own bed!
We have been to Michigan and have seen our families. We had the privilege to attend the graduation and open house of our grandson, Matthew. What a treat! We also attended Max’s open house ( Ken and Marla’s son). There were so many people there that we knew—some that had been to Haiti, some that had sponsored the mission a long time, as well as several EGO board members. Our plans are to attend the Peavey reunion and then on to Ohio to see two more of our children, then south again to Florida.
The Drowley's are doing exceptionally well, having come into a country not knowing the culture or the language—a country whose ways are very different from ours. As with our own experience when we went to Haiti, with the help of God and the determination we had, and with His grace that He so freely gave us, we know it IS possible!
The Lord willing, we plan to return and visit EGO in the near future.
Much Love and Prayers,
Don and Doris, “Mom & Dad”
From Ken and Marla, the “boots on the ground” at EGO—
EGO has had a busy 2015! There were ten teams back-to-back from Dec 28th to Apr 11th, 2015. Many projects were able to be marked “completed” and scratched from the list, including the baby dorm bathroom, the new wood shop, the electricity project, repairing windows and screens, and painting—the list is endless for all the work that was accomplished this winter and spring. Thanks so much to all of you!
We, Ken and Marla, were in the States from May 7th to June 9th. We were able to attend the wedding of one of our previous volunteers from Iowa, speak at four different churches, saw our son Max graduate from high school, plus took Dahicha to three specialists and surgery (thanks be to God and thanks as well to those who donated hospital space and their services!)
During that time, EGO was under the watchful care of Randy & Linda, who did a fantastic job of keeping everything running and all the kids healthy!
June brought the end of the school year. Our school, IMP (Institute Mixte Peavey), is experiencing financial struggles as the Haitian government’s plan to supplement tuition was cancelled. We will need approx. $10,000 US to finish in the black and be able to rehire teachers for the next school year. Your prayer and support over this situation is much appreciated. God, through His people, has always provided to meet our needs, and we believe He will continue to do so.
In June, we also had our first ever “Taco night" that was enjoyed by all, and is requested again! On Fourth of July weekend, we took a group to Fort Jacque, which was a four-hour drive from EGO, plus visited God’s Littlest Angels in the area.Thanks for all your prayers and support,
Ken and Marla
From the editor “caretaker” on the home front!--
As improvements and changes happen at the mission, there are also many such changes that happen here at home. EGO is progressing into the “technical” age with a Facebook page, as well as an ever-improving website designed with you in mind! The website also includes a donation tab that allows you to send funds electronically, either from bank account or credit card. And for those of you who sponsor children, you can set it up as “recurring” for your convenience! While many of you are receiving this newsletter in paper form or email, on a rather infrequent basis, please know that you can visit the website at any time, www.ebenezerglennorphanage.org
, or “like” us on Facebook, at Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage, to see many more pictures of the ongoing events at EGO!
It is so amazing to watch God work! Many hands have joined in, and work team after work team has blessed us! Our numbers of prayer and financial supporters has grown which has allowed us to extend our ministry. That also means the needs have grown exponentially.
We are all “soldiers” together in the spiritual warfare for the souls of the children and people of Haiti. We see God working in wonderful ways, and it is our calling as well as our privilege to give Him our hands, feet and abilities in this ministry. Marching forward together as “soldiers of the cross”, we look to Him for the victory!