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!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Mission Trip

Since I have some new friends following my blog, and I don't think I
have fully explained it, I'm going to explain my mission trip.
Well, we will be going to Orphanage 25 (I'm not supposed to say the
name online) and another orphanage near it, the second orphanage is an
older child internat. The people going is still undecided, but it will
be at least me, Spud and one of our parents. We will be going to
Uk*aine August 2013. We will go to each orphanage, spend a week there,
loving the kids, helping out, and telling them about Jesus and his
amazing love for them. We hope to get many pictures so we can advocate
for children at each.
I have been emailing with Megan, over at , and
George, her in- country coordinater. He has been talking with the
director of 25, helping us so much to get this set up. This is a big
project, and will cost about $4,000-$6,000 per person. But by working
and babysiting this summer alone, I have about $600 saved up already.
We have some fundraisers planned, which we will let you know about
once it gets closer, but just to hint, "Drop your kids night". Spud's
gonna raise her $8,000 (her and half the price of chaperone, and I'll
do mine). If you have any ideas for fundraisers, please let us know!
We are still looking for sponsors and stuff to get the word out about
our trip, if you know, please comment!
Well, that's all for now! Have questions? Please comment and I will
post with answers!

Our God is Holy
He is Victorious
Our God is Mighty
Our God is Dangerous
(The Acclaim, "Dangerous")

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