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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Living In Trash

Meet Queen...she is 10 years old and lives in Ndola, Zamia
This touches my heart so deeply.  The video below is from Ethiopia.  I know it is best for children to stay and grow up in the culture and country they were born into-in fact its ideal.  But, there are SO many orphans in Ethiopia (4,800,000 orphans JUST in Ethiopia).  This is one reason we are adopting from Ethiopia.  We sponsor a beautiful little girl in Ndola, Zambia named Queen.  
My friend Andrea put it like this, "So while the world says God can't be good to make these people suffer so-really...He did provide.  What if he provided US with plenty in hopes that we would be the vessel to meet their needs?"  Please don't follow this thought with, but I don't have plenty.  Because if you have Internet and are reading this have plenty.  I'll get off my soap box now...

I would like to pray with Drew about sponsoring a child from this area (see video).  $700 is a big chunk of money for a lot of people...for some it is a drop in the bucket in comparison to what they spend on other "needs" we Americans have.  You know, needs like cable, vacations, clothes and shoes for back to school, monthly car payments...oh wait,  those aren't NEEDS you say?  Exactly my point.  If you think those are NEEDS...I will be outspoken enough to tell you you need to get out and see the world a little.  
I am so moved to help with this situation and I pray you will be too!  

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who emailed me after posting this and said she would be willing to put money towards this if some other families might chip in. We would all be the sponsor, taking time to write letters and send pictures. Is there anyone willing to do this with us? If so, how much can you donate?