I’ve never thought of orphans as less real than other children, but somehow looking into the eyes of these individual children for the last 2 weeks, holding them, having them reach out to me, hearing them cry… I’m realizing more and more that I’ve never fully understood just how REAL they are. Each one is just as special and unique as my 2 yr old nephew, with the same needs, desires, and longings… We all know it on some level, but somehow we struggle to fully comprehend that, as well as the fact that a simple touch can be the connection and hope that a child needs to get through. One boy, who has now been adopted, actually told me that one of his greatest memories is of sitting next to a volunteer, by a pond, and feeling a connection, a friendship. That gave him hope that there was more to life than institutional living. Little efforts can have such an impact on those who are hurting, and also upon those who are ministering.
12 of the children here are being sponsored by PFO partners. Here are a few of them: Malachi and I, Kathy & Moses, and Jerak doing martial arts. J It has been such a pleasure to meet each of these children. I could go on and on about them. Over 700 have been adopted into forever families.
As I was checking out, many of you were on my mind. The Biblical plan for these kids is that everyone gives a little to help provide for their needs… so many of you are truly doing that. J.
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