Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Saturday, June 6, 2009
I know a family who adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome. One came from this orphanage. This is not their blog, but a blog that they found of someone else's who wrote a post about it. There is a video on there that will break your heart of kids (age 10??) who are learning how to wash their hands for the very first time and you'd think it was Christmas. To think that kids are thrown away like this is just unbelievable to me. Many probably have minor disabilities, but living like they do in places like this, their disabilities become much worse and they develop other pathologies, like autism... This blog post is an eye-opener...

The World Next Door

Thank God there are people like this who minister directly to orphanages like these. And thank God Simon will never see the inside of one...

2 comments:

Amy L said...

I am so thankful that Caleb and Elijah will never spend a day in a place like that too. It breaks my heart to think about the precious children sent there and how unfair it is. I watched this video with tears streaming down my face and held onto Caleb extra tight afterward.
Amy

Jane Smith said...

Wow! What a tear jerker! I look at those kids and know that some day they will be whole and sitting at the feet of Jesus! :o)

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