Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Meet our new roommates, Bobby & Saxon

Hi Friends! These are pictures of Bobby & Saxon, the two kids that are living with us as of yesterday. We are the legal guardians of them for the next thirty days. Bobby & Saxon (14 & 12, respectively) are regulars at Rocketown, & they have grown extremely close with Ben over the past six months. Their parents are suffering from severe addictions & are trying to pull their lives back together. As they try to do this, we have offered to take care of the boys. They live in a trailer in Nashville with no AC. Their clothes are washed in the creek behind the trailer park. We had to shave their heads when they got here because they had lice. They are sad for their parents' addictions & confused about why they are here & how long they will be here with us. Please join us in praying for Bobby & Saxon, as well as Andrea & Bobby Sr. (the parents). Please pray that Andrea & Bobby Sr. stick with the rehabiliation program & get better. Pray that Ben & I will be good stewards & show Christ's love to Bobby & Saxon. Most importantly, please pray that God will be glorified through every step of this story.

A lot of people are asking what they can do to help us while the boys are here. They are lacking simple items, such as toothbrushes, underwear, socks & jeans. What they really love are "Tech-Decks" (finger-skateboards, found at Wal-Mart) & anything dealing with skateboarding. If you feel led to help out with this endeavor, feel free to let us know.

We'll keep you all posted.


Melissa said...

wow...that is incredible! what a blessing for those boys to get to be with you and Ben. I will absolutely be praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

sis and B, you rock. you are missionaries right in nashville. we'll continue praying that you are led by the Holy Spirit in all your interactions with these boys. You are blessing not only to them, but to their parents and families. Lucy just asked that I add that you are a hero, too. We love you. K-Mo and T-Mo.

Gretchen said...

Wow . . . What an amazing and important undertaking - I will be praying for you guys and for the boys!