Everyone is rejoicing in Lovena's return. From the women at the school who cried with grandma Paulette to the teachers at the Jubilee school, from the clinic staff to my friend JB who searched for Lovena on the DR border for two days, everyone has hugs and huge smiles for Lovena.
Over the three weeks that Lovena was gone, the school children prayed for Lovena's safety regularly and a few even had dreams that Lovena was home safe. I watched yesterday as school was dismissed and a crowd of neighborhood kids gathered around our prodigal daughter. She must be the most popular kid in Jubilee!
To every person who prayed for Lovena's safe return: thank you. Even when I'd lost almost all hope, I kept being encouraged by the constant messages and promises of prayer that I received from friends and strangers across the US and Europe. Thank you for being faithful!
She is so happy to be home and we are so happy to have her!