Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Newest....

Hey Guys!

Here is the newest addition to our family :)

His name is Nacho/Max (depending on who is calling him )

He is super duper cute and really sweet.

Zane found him in Kampala when he had to go down about a week ago and since he wasn't being treated very well decided to bring him home :)

I am stoked! Puppies are so much fun :)

Hope you are all doing well!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Introducing the Newest addition to the McCourtney Family!

This little cutie is Eden Christine McCourtney.

She is a rather sudden addition, but the Lord doesn’t always wait for our timing :) Here is her story.

About four days ago (yeah I know not that much notice) Zane got a call from one of the men out in one of the villages where they have been ministering. Elijah, Ethan and Eli (three of the boys that the McCourtney’s have already adopted) are all from this area.

According to David (the man who called) there was a woman in the village who had just recently died. From the description, it sounds like she must have had untreated malaria that went cerebral.

The mother left behind a little girl between the age of 1 and 2 who was still nursing. There was no family to speak of who could care for her. Because of the war that was fought in Northern Uganda for so many years, there have been many orphans left behind. Although the family tries to absorb these children, because of the sheer number of children left, the villages are getting to the point where they cannot take any more children.

The Father died some time back and no one was going to be able to care for her. Basically, if she stayed where she was, she was going to suffer and most likely die. So the tribe made the decision that Zane and Summer were going to be given the child.

After prayer Zane and Summer decided to go out on Sunday (last night) to meet the little girl, meet with the tribal elders, and decide what to do about this little one.

In the village the elders met with the McCourtneys. The decision was made and little Eden came home to live with us. Super excited for the new addition and can’t wait to continue to share with you her progress!