Friday, May 18, 2007

Thanks for the prayers! I'm feeling much better now that I've had a few meals and some liquids.

Today was a very busy and productive day. Hetee and the kids built a dog house for Major. Now he's moved out to live on his own, in the yard. I thought I would feel sorry for him but he looks like he's enjoying having his own quarters. With all the noise that goes on in our house I wouldn't mind having my own dog house, too sometimes.

Earlier today our landlord came by to visit. He's in the military and barely gets to come to Darkhan. He's a really nice guy but he tends to talk down to you like you're a private or something. Like, he'll say a sentence and then say, "You got me?" or Do you understand?".

To make matters...well, funnier, today the kids and I were at the kitchen table doing art time when we heard a police siren outside. Nate started teasing Abi about the police taking her away blah, blah, blah, and she started crying. Well, when the landlord came, he was wearing his army uniform and it made Abi FREAK out! She calmed down once she saw that he was having tea and talking to daddy at the kitchen table. She even warmed up enough to eat her french fries at the kitchen table while they were still in there.

Earlier today I got an interesting phone call from a woman who lives in Erdenet. She wanted to come and talk to me about doing pro-life work. She works at a counseling center in Erdenet and wanted to ask about what we do. She also brought along a girl who is pregnant and considering abortion. In fact, the girl had tried several times to have the abortion but for some reason or another could not. The girl, Dulguun's, face was covered in bruises. Her boyfriend's parents beat her when she told them she was pregnant. She cried as she told me her story and my heart ached for her. I told her I understood her pain but that she could not reject her own baby because of it. We talked for about an hour and I gave her my phone number to keep in touch. She promised me she would not have the abortion and I gave her a 3 month fetal model to take with her. I told her that whenever she felt fear about having her baby to look at the model and remember that someone in Darkhan is praying for her. Please keep her in your prayers, too.

Then I had my second Bradley class today. Well, I guess I shouldn't call it a Bradley class since I'm not a certified instructor. But I did have 2 Bradley births and in this country that makes me certified enough. =) I have 4 couples in the class and they are great! It's so much fun to give people hope and knowledge. All of my couples also receive groceries once a week through our Little Hearts feeding program. There are 3 more women that we help, too. Today my dear hubby and one of my friends did all of the shopping for all 6 women since I was still a bit under the weather. These women were faced with unwanted pregnancies and abortion but chose to keep their babies despite extreme poverty. Two of these women had planned pregnancies and the love and support of their families but were very poor so we are helping them get the nutrition they need.

I'm off to clean up the kitchen now. Hetee just finished frying liver. YUCK!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you speak with Dulguun again, tell her that someone in Donaldsonville, LA is praying for her. Love you Mel! I'm glad you're feeling better.
Love, Rebecca