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!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Answered Prayers
Spud and I have wanted to go on a mission trip to Ukraine to tell kids
about JESUS and to love orphans. We first thought Boyarka, but they
are babies. Then an older child internat, butwe didnt know where in
ukraine there was one. Then i said we should go to roj like the reeds,
christine could help us. But we never really asked. God just answered
our prayers about where to go. C. Reed just posted about a mission
opportunity at River Of Joy ( for two weeks
next june.
This is unbelievably amazing. We have been praying about where to go,
how to go. There it is in black and white. An offer to go and serve at
ROJ next summer. This is with an organization. Its planned. Im
freaking out this so amazing, i dont think spud understandz that THIS
IS THE ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS! God really does answer prayers. Thank
you, Jesus!


  1. Hi Tink. What is your real name? I am excited to hear your interest in serving the Lord down in Crimea! We are just in the beginning stages of planning this trip-- but it would not be working directly with orphans-- at least I don't think so. It would be a building mission trip. Is this something you would still be interested in?

    Christine Reed

  2. Well, I'm not supposed to say my name, because of online safety, you can call me Tink. Yes, I am still interested, though I would love if we can possibly put on a maybe, "VBS" or something with some of the orphans. Or just hang out with some of the orphans for a while. My friend, Spud would also like to go, but she is in a scooter and can't do much physical stuff, but we really want to go.


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