Sunday, April 18, 2010
Just in time, God's time that is...the packages made it to Kyrgyzstan!!!
Many have helped with this and we are so grateful. A little background for those who are new here:
Pastor Otten is an army chaplain from McAllen, who was called up in the reserves. When he arrived at the base in Kyrgyzstan he discovered there are a lot of orphans in the outlaying land around the base. Literally hundreds of children without clothing, or shelter. He sent word back home and described these children as "cold to the soul" and told his wife, "we need to do something". SO, many beautiful people have answered the call to do something. KnitWits sent out an email and y'all answered. We sent 500 hats and 8 prayer shawls to him within days!
Pastor Otten has also put together a network of people to get things distributed and to continue to minster to the local people on an ongoing basis . The Army has also awarded him a special commendation for this!
God is doing amazing things! Please continue to pray for everyone over there. They are in the midst of a government overthrow in Kyrgyzstan and there is lots of turmoil. BUT we know that God will do what HE has planned for these people.
Thanks again for all your efforts, hats, shawls, prayers....