Stephen is my program director in Liberia. His wife is expecting a baby and we are so excited for baby Johnson to come! BUT, this pregnancy has not been easy on her. We have been keeping in contact with doctors to make sure things are coming along nicely. They recently have had a tragedy in their family. It is with great sorrow we tell you that Stephen's sister has died exactly one week ago today giving birth to her beautiful twin children. She delivered a baby boy and a baby girl! This is their picture at one week old. Left, baby girl and Right, baby boy.
The babies were taken to an orphanage. This orphanage is overcrowded with too many children. It is not a place where these babies can grow and be healthy. Mercy is the woman in yellow. She is the founder of this orphanage and has agreed to take the babies in and feed them for 2 weeks. This coming Wednesday will be the last day she will care for them.
As you can see in this picture the babies are on the ground on an old foam mattress.
We have asked Stephen to go get the children. That is where we are hoping you or someone you know comes in. We are
Here is a sweet picture of baby boy.
And a precious one of baby girl.
You or someone you know could help. You can be their sponsor family. And, they are letting sponsor family choose names for these two. We don't know what mom was planning on naming them and so Stephen has expressed that he would like the sponsor family to choose. Please consider giving these two a good chance at a long and healthy life! That is a great gift to a Liberian child! Infant mortality in Liberia is very high.
If you feel led to inquire more about these two you can contact me through email above or Donna Barber @ 715-415-4401.