Frank's Freedom

Meet Frank. He’s 13 years old, and is curious, busy, fun happy and bright. He has a mental delay, but that doesn’t stop him from being friendly, engaging and kind. He’s also an orphan in Eastern Europe. This means he is in an institution. If he is not adopted by age 16, he will be thrown out on the street with nothing but the clothes on his back and his “disabled orphan” status. Let me tell you more about Frank.

He’s little, about the size of a 7 year old. And he’s smart. He is in a group with teenage boys ages 16-24. He does puzzles and he does his chores diligently. He is very kind to the younger children. Frank is friendly and engaging. He likes being with the boys, but is happy being alone too. He plays appropriately with toys and is “all boy”. He could very easily function in a family. Frank is curious, smart, fun and sweet. He likes to play in the dirt and jump on the trampoline. Frank is independent, a good eater, is happy and content. Frank is physically healthy. He walks, runs, feeds himself, speaks, does puzzles and interacts with others well. He's a sweet boy who seems rather unaffected by his surroundings. He has no future where he's at, and without help, he's never getting out. Institutions are a one way ticket to nowhere. And this little boy deserves a future. This little boy will be a blessing to any family.

The Baker family has committed to adopt Frank and another boy, Emmitt. But international adoption is pretty expensive. The adoption would cost about $30,000. Reece’s Rainbow is an organization that helps with this cost. They set up grants for children in 25 countries around the world, and any money that is donated to these funds is given to the families to help with adoption fees. With Reece's Rainbow's help, the Baker family only needs about $10,000 to bring home both boys!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Got Ideas?

In the Summer of 2012, tink and i feel called to go to their orphanage and just show all of the kids the love of God! we'll do "chores" that the workers do, we'll talk to the children we'll love on the children, hopefully, we'll be able to teach the children some basic english! overall, we'll just be there for them and teach them that life doesn't have to be horible and to enjoy life, no matter how hard it my be in the four-walls of the orphanage. we have a good plan, but that's not free, it costs about $6,000 a person and that doesn't include passports. i've spent a lot of tie scouring the internet for unique fundraising ideas, but i haven't found any. I kno all the basics, like bake sales, carwashes, -athons... i'm looking for some really good ideas. we hopefully will partner with our church, but the church body isn't going to bring in ump-teen thousand dollars! if you have any really good, unique fundrasing ideas, please comment here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks for your help! <3 always!
Spud :)

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