We desperately need donations to run the orphanage. We have enough funds to last a month and then we will not be able to pay our staff or buy food. Most of you who know me, know that I do not usually panic over funds. I don’t usually get too stressed because God has always provided, but I need to let you know of our need. We are not receiving enough General Funds donations to run the orphanage.
In our USA office, if someone sends in designated funds for building or sponsorship, then those funds must be used for those things. So any money that is sitting in those accounts, cannot be used to buy food, pay staff, or be used to take care of the babies!
We need donations to go into our General Funds to buy food, diapers, baby formula, pay staff salaries, and incidental expenses to run the orphanage. In trying to cut costs, I have sat down with the staff and talked about sending children home who are here for assistance, I let one of our drivers go this past week, and I have asked the office staff to hold off on some paperwork for the children until more funds come in. The Toddler House desperately needs new mattresses for their beds, but I have told them that we can’t order them right now because we don’t have the $3000 USD needed to buy the 70 mattresses.
IBESR contacted us and asked if we could take some severely malnourished children from an orphanage that they are closing in Kenscoff. They have 27 children to place. How can we help when I am worrying about being able to feed the children that we have here already at the orphanage? And of course, I want to take all of the babies and get them well! One of the children has a heart condition and needs medical treatment. I want to take that child desperately!
GLA supporters have always been there for us when we have needed funds. We are on our knees in prayers asking God to touch your hearts that you will hear that this is a true need and will give today. Please help us with the funds we need to run the orphanage.
No gift is too small, I have faith that God will multiply it to meet our needs!
Posted on Sun, March 4, 2012