It is hard to believe that IFC has been serving in Indonesia for ten years. January 2001 was the first introduction to this amazing nation and people.
This past Friday a group of 280 friends and supporters gathered in Fairbanks for a wonderful night of food, laughter and reflection. Esther Scarborough, IFC (Hohidiai) co-founder, was the honored speaker. She is so gifted and inspiring--she always shares from her heart about the people. She has been called the Mother Theresa of Halmahera. I have witnessed her tireless work and servants heart.
We got to share our story and see the faces of our supporters. We shared how IFC was born and our hope is it will go forward. We, in many ways, have just begun. We have over 45 children in our care. We have lepers, T.B. infected, HIV sufferers and those who come to us for help by the thousands each year. We are hopeful for the future.
I got to see many of my friends--it was like a reunion. The meal and program lasted about two hours and people stayed for over an hour. It was a great seen--seeing laughter and smiles.
Now we look forward to the next ten years.