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!

Monday, October 3, 2011

143 million

143 million is a HUGE number! It's the number of people living in the 50 largest us cities combined! It seems like a logical guess as to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop (I tried once when I was little, I got to a million and wasn't even close) anyways... What about orphans? Ya, there's more than 143 million orphans in the world today, and that number is growing daily! Idc how you help whether it's prayer to financial giving to bringing home a child of your own, as long as you help an orphan in need. This is an unacceptable number of fatherless kids without a roof over their head. The God of the Universe weeps for his children. I cry when I think about this number for too long. One of these days there's gonna be no more orphans crying for a mom and dad to bring them home. I am so excited for that day! God works in miraculous ways! Noel, Sergey, and 2 others that I don't think tink has told you about yet need your help, desperately! You're their only hope! Help these kids, they need your help! If you're not sure where to start, contact one of us for suggestions! Wed be more than happy to help you! As I said before, God works in miraculous ways! Agapé!

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