Sweet Summer Kickoff

Now, Pasca has a business selling produce, and Veronica runs her own pig farm, allowing them to feed and educate the children in their care.   Veronica and Pig I’ll also be visiting Lillian, the young girl I introduced you to last summer, whose spinal injuries have left her handicapped and incontinent. Now that she’s been given the kind of bed and provisions she needs, she is sleeping in hygienic conditions and has not fallen ill with secondary infections. We have three mission teams traveling to Uganda and Moldova as well. We’re thrilled to be taking our first team since 2011 back to Kampala where the children will also experience VBS with the team. In all, 700 beds will be provided in Uganda. And in Moldova, children will again attend summer camp while Moldovan Christian couples are trained and equipped to adopt or provide foster care to the children in their communities. And we’ll end the summer by providing 350 beds to at-risk kids back home in Tennessee.

This summer, I will be going deeper into the heart of the stories of these, and many others, who are all part of God’s greater story of love, mercy, and redemption.

I ask for your prayers for all we have to accomplish. I’ll be posting stories, photos, and updates here on the Sweet Sleep blog and through various social media outlets. I’ll also be sharing my relationships and first-hand experience on my personal blog at, and Facebook and Instagram as well. I invite you to follow these stories as they unfold. As they say, we couldn’t do this without you. Nothing could be more true! On behalf of the international staff of Sweet Sleep, thank you. Gratefully, Madelene Happy Lilian]]>