"There’s something in their faces that tells us their story
There’s something in their cry that keeps calling out, “Don’t forget about me!”
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus died for all the children of the world"
And all I could think of is Frank, and how much he needs to be saved. That we can't let him be forgotten. But he is overlooked. No one has inquired about him. Before Angel Tree, he only had about $200 in his grant fund. Through Angel Tree, it grew tremendously to almost $1,500, which is amazing! But since Angel Tree, it has grown once, by a donation from a friend of mine for a video I put together for her.
He gets forgotten though. Before Angel Tree, no one really knew him. Even I didn't really know him. But God changed that, and introduced someone who had met him, and I fell in love with this little boy I'd never met. I don't know his story. I don't know how he ended up in that mental institution. But I do know that if he stays there, he is forgotten. Without Reece's Rainbow, he's just another face at the institution. Just another kid who ended up in the wrong place. Just one of 210 million orphans in the world. Just one of 70 at the institution.
"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes." -David Platt
It's easy to ignore just another face in the institution. But can you ignore this real little boy, named Frank? Can you really pretend he's not real? Because he's real. He's real, and he's waiting for his momma.
Don't forget about him. He wants a family. He knows what a momma and daddy is. And he's crying out, "Don't forget about me!"