We are humbled that so many pray continually for and support the kids in our homes. Please pray earnestly for a suitable family to adopt Yamil. He has been with us since July 2013 and has been declared abandoned. The Office of Adoptions has been promoting his case since February of last year with no interest thus far. We believe that God is actively interested in his future and that He will provide just the right family for Yamil, in His time! We have good news with regards to the Pilarte siblings (4) and Anthony and Aislinn (brother/sister). The Office of Adoptions has notified us that there are families interested in these children. Both families are in the process of completing their home studies in order to be approved for an international adoption. Please pray that the families will find grace and favor as they work through this process and pray that the kids will be ready for a new transition in their lives.
We are so proud of Isaac and Roberto for completing their elementary education and graduating from 6th grade on December 15, 2014. Roberto actually had the highest grade point average for his grade. Both boys have been accepted to a well known high school and will begin classes soon.
Last month, Katherine was adopted by a single mother here in Costa Rica. Her mother, Marisela, is a pharmacist that works at one of the main hospitals in downtown San José. Katherine has adjusted nicely to her new home and environment. We are so thankful that God has provided a caring mother for this amazing little girl!
Before closing, we would like to include a quick update on the matching fund campaign for the multipurpose building roof. This is something we had shared about in our last newsletter. If you remember, we received two donations for a total of $186,000 that we are required to match dollar for dollar to receive full benefit. To date, we have raised a total of $162,000. Approximately $92K is from the United States and the remainder ($70K) is from local donations. Please continue to pray as we are still short of our goal. Once again, God has demonstrated His generosity and His power to provide. We stand in awe of His continual provision in all that He has called us to do.
Construction on the roof is progressing nicely. Structural work is now complete and the majority of the roofing material has been installed. Electricians are working hard to complete their part, then comes the fun of drywall work and painting. Projected completion date - late 2015.