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Friday, October 29, 2010

THINGS HAVE CHANGED!

This blog is to all our family, our church family and ALL our friends.  My Fathers House is now closed. " It was a necessary change" says Child Development Agency.
Mark, Jenni and I came to My Fathers House to take care of the children here for one year.  Jim and Penie Kroch even asked us to be their partner with Kingdom Builders Ministry.  We wanted to stay our year before making such a commitment. But in our time here, it was brought to our attention that they can not be in the States living when they have children in Jamaica.  So that put with many complaints over the years to CDA, they came to us saying they were shutting the place down and taking away their license.  
On a good note..... the children are mostly with their own family members.  Praise the Lord!  In my opinion, a place where they should of been all the time.  They are so happy to be living with their family.  That makes us happy too.  We are foster parents to Anita, while her adoption goes through.  YEAAAAAA!!!!!  And we also will be taking Felix home with us.  YEAAAA again.  Ritz is also being adopted by his sponsor since he was two, and who has always wanted him.  Praise God!!!!!  So all good with the children.
Now to us, not so good...... but will be good because God never closes a door without opening another right?
We had to move, and now we have to pay rent, buy our food pay electricity, pay for water etc.  You might be asking yourself "why don't we come home?"  God must of had an entirely different mission for us, other then what we thought.  So we are staying here in Jamaica until the adoptions go through.  We will visit the children often and talk to them often to make sure things are great for them.  We will be doing other volunteer work too.  It will be just a little different then what we thought, and that is fine with us.
What is not good with us, is that Jim and Penie will not give us our money back, which is over two thousand dollars.  They say "you were working for us, you didn't call us, so you will not get your money back." We also can not go near their property.  We are being blamed for something CDA did..  And people are coming out of the woodworks to tell us that when they get here, which should be tomorrow, to watch our backs.  So please pray for them, pray that they can be sivil.   Mark and I were pre paid for 8 months, and Jenni for 6 months.  Which was for room and board.  So God willing, we will be here doing his work.  If you are sending money to KBM for either Mark Jenni or I, please stop.  And please send it directly to here on our blog.  Or to my girls.  Thank you so much for helping us, you all know how appreciated you are.  We love you!
Blessings to everyone

8 comments:

Brenden said...

Wow who knew they could be that cold when quite honestly its there fault... them there are fightin words. Well I wish y'all luck from the desert.

Shasta said...

That's crazy!! I will definitely be keeping you guys in my thoughts and hope you continue to do great things in Jamaica :)

Lori D said...

Wow, that is just wrong--but all that being said--God's in control and MUST have a bigger plan. Now I know why the ENS donation was in good timing! See, God has your best and those babies best in mind always! Love you and I'm praying!

christopher said...

I would caution anyone who is not directly involved in the words that are used. Keep praying and don't let your emotions take you to a place that doesn't honor God. Especially when there might be facts that your not aware of. Just pray. I once heard a great quote: "satan doesn't mind a large church. He's most afraid of a united church." Again, just pray. God knows and He knows what to do next. God bless.

greeneyedchick said...

I have to agree with Christopher in saying that anyone who does not have all of the facts should not pass judgement. The Koch family dedicated 13 years of their lives to needy children in Jamaica as well as the surrounding community. It seems inappropriate for anyone to speak out against them in a public forum after spending only a few months at My Fathers House and not knowing the history of each child involved. May God guide the Lau family and the Koch family in the right direction to do what is best for the home and children.

Brenden said...

You have a problem with what I said, say it, don't hide behind words like it will hurt my feelings

Anonymous said...

Please, everyone connected with either of the families or the ministries, pray and please stop slandering in this public place. The world, Satan, and even our own flesh, including our tongues and fingers, desire for Jesus to be slandered. I agree with Christopher and the green eyed person, October 30, Please put your face and words to Jesus and stop chatting and accusing others. Jesus called Satan "the accuser". Please stop playing into Satan's trap.

Anonymous said...

Please, everyone connected with either of the families or the ministries, pray and please stop slandering in this public place. The world, Satan, and even our own flesh, including our tongues and fingers, desire for Jesus to be slandered. I agree with Christopher and the green eyed person, October 30,to put your face and words to Jesus and stop chatting and accusing others. Jesus called Satan "the accuser". Please stop playing into Satan's trap.