Gotta keep perspective through this stormy and uncertain time. May the Lord reign and guide us through according to his will.
My mom gave me some clarity through this time with this verse:
We feel some of the children view this place as a prison because we don't let them run all around the community like their friends and allow all of the various influences in their lives. So they see going home would be more freedom and they may not realize they will have all their basic needs or schooling met. We are trying to do what is best for them but it is hard with so much resistance or complaining. Really hard parenting stuff and big decisions that we pray we would rely on the Lord and His strength to get through. We would appreciate your prayers, support or any ideas you may have!
My friend, Cari Jantamaso, spurred me on with this verse: