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!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

I am thankful for my family
I am thankful for my Loving Jesus who took the weight of all my sin and all our sin so I can be free
I am thankful for my friends, who never fail to make me laugh (I was in stiches x3 yesterday)
I am thankful for my church, which isn't just the building, its the people. (we went out to dinner at a pizza place after service last weekend)
I am thankful that I might have a pen pal in U*raine (more on that later)
I am thankful for everything Gid has given me

I am thankful Sam is home
I am thankful AJ/ Antony has a family coming for him
I am thankful that Katya is home, and is doing well from her surgery (check the blog)
I am thankful that Noel hasn't been transfered yet
I am thankful Dmitriy is alive and well, and still can smile
I am thankful I got new visual of Dmitriy

So i ask you: What are you thankful for today?

'Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.' Ephesians 5:20

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