Matthew 25: 35-40

"I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me." -Matthew 25:35-36

"Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." -Matthew 25:37-40

Saturday, January 16, 2010

News from Ruuska Village

Twelve children received visas yesterday! Praise the Lord! Lacey called me this morning and she sounded exhausted but was doing okay. They are caring for some people coming in with broken bones, cuts, burns, and head injuries. Jim is leaving Monday morning for Minneapolis, will have a layover in New York and is scheduled to leave for PAP around 10:30 am on Tuesday. We are really praying he gets into the country and the flight won't be canceled. Brenna Kerr, PA, from Drayton, N.D. is praying about joining Jim at the village on the 25th. She has a lot of experience working in third world countries and has been to Haiti before. Please also pray that things come together for her. What a blessing she has been to our family. She diagnosed our 14 year-old-daughter, Whitney, with Type I diabetes in November.

Here is a picture of a little boy who was brought in with burns from the waist down after the earthquake. Thank God the village had two nurses on staff at the time of the earthquake!

Thank you for all your prayers and support! We appreciate it SO much!


  1. Praying that it all works out and they arrive safely!

    Sean and Sheila King

  2. Let's hope that the US State Department takes notice of what Holland is doing today. The news says Holland is flying in, picking up 100 orphans, going straight back to Holland, and they will deal with the paperwork later.

    When I worked with our Government, that sort of "let's fix the problem, first" attitude, always got me into trouble.

  3. Lacey - we run a medical program that helps kids come to the US for surgery. We just heard from our local Shriners that said they would consider any burned kids that need to come to the US for care. If Barbara think this kid needs treatment in the US let me know and we can try to get him here.

    Salem Richards
    (my parents are adopting 15 year old Mirlene at the village - we are hoping she'll be home soon!!!!)


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