As you know, my son Darin is 6 yrs (& 11 months) and has Down syndrome.
Recently, the collaboration called the Ten for Orphans Project focused on Josiah, a little boy with Down syndrome very close to my son’s age. The goal of the project is to get LOTS of people to donate a small amount ($10) to fully pay for the adoption of one child each month.
But we didn’t have enough people. So Josiah is still waiting.
A family has committed to adopt Josiah, and so they are working on raising funds.
As they did this, I was sent links to 2 stories about Josiah:
- Sara Beamish wrote a post about her experiences with Josiah when he was at the children’s home while she was there to adopt her daughter.
- Laura Reinke Lunnen wrote a post about Josiah and his friend Seth’s life. She was there the tragic day that Josiah was transferred to the institution.
So here’s my question:
Do you avoid information like this?
Because this is only 1 story out of orphanages full of kids. Do you think it is isolated? Is Josiah the only sitting in the corner rocking, using diapers after he was potty-trained for convenience, losing his personality?
Do you avoid information like this because you feel powerless?
I think so.
JOIN THE FIGHT.
1. Start by offering your prayers, the cries of your heart to our Lord on behalf of the orphans. Beg him to send a family to rescue them. Beg him to change the culture of Eastern Europe that makes parenting these children impossible. Beg him to show YOU what you can do.
2. Join us at the Ten for Orphans Project on Facebook and allow yourself to read the stories of the kids we are fighting for. Don’t insulate yourself for reality.
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. – Leo Tolstoy
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ – Matt 25:34-36