"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Monday, December 9, 2013

Open Your Eyes

Its hard to say what makes people care about the orphan crisis… some people get it instantly! They know that every child deserves the love of a family no matter what.

Some people think… well as long as the orphans are well taken care of and not abused, then institutional care is probably fine. Its not my problem anyway.

Some people understand how damaging it is for typical children to be orphans, but don’t think those with any type of cognitive or physical disability deserve the same opportunities for a family as a regular kid… Just look at our abortion statistics for children with Down Syndrome… 90% of American parents who receive a diagnosis of Down Syndrome choose to abort their child.

That’s a number that I cannot even fathom. So many people don’t even think children with special needs deserve life.

Or here’s a few other numbers that are difficult for me to fathom.

In Asher and Prince’s country, they will stay in a baby house until they are FOUR, or FIVE, or SIX. A baby house is just another word for orphanage. Some are good, most are not, but its nothing compared to where they are sent when they turn SIX.

This is where little Prince will be sent when he turns SIX! This is a video taken from his country.

I have watched it many times, and I can’t watch it anymore. This is where little six year old boys are sent… adult mental institutions, not orphanages. It’s a place for the criminally insane, not children. Some were left in cribs, and they only had down syndrome! There is no reason for them to be immobile.

How many 6 year old children do you know? Do you think that they deserve to be in a place like this?

The horrifying statistic is that 80% of children transferred will die within the first year. For those with Down Syndrome, that number climbs to 90%!

A death rate of 90% for those with down syndrome, that is a familiar statistic isn’t it? God help us and forgive us for our callous, selfish hearts towards the helpless.

Asher’s country is not much better. I will share his fate with you tomorrow.

Please see my boys! Help them escape this fate that means almost certain death!

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Please donate to Prince HERE or Asher HERE or click on their pictures above or on the side of the blog!

If you donate $5, you will gain entry into our giveaway, with extra entries for each multiple of $5. See below for prizes and rules! ($5 = 1 entry, $25 = 5 entries, etc.)

If you donate $35, you get an ornament in honor of Prince, AND I will ship you a batch of either my REGIONALLY famous brownies or my INTERNATIONALLY famous chip-of-your choice (milk chocolate, semisweet, peanut butter, etc.) cookies… hint, hint my MOTHER taught me how to make them Smile.

THESE ARE OUR PRIZES!!!

$500 to the Reece’s Rainbow Child or Family of YOUR CHOICE!

A Vitamix blender - a $450 value!

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A beautiful handmade scarf!!!

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Earrings - $20 value

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Glass Angel - $5 value

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BIBLIOPLAN E-Book Ancient History - $40 value

BIBLIOPLAN E-BOOK Medieval History - $40 value

BIBLIOPLAN E-BOOK Modern History - $40 value

BIBLIOPLAN Ancient History Craft Book - $12 value

BIBLIOPLAN Medieval History Craft Book - $12 value

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Swavorksi crystal necklace – $80 value

Silver earrings from Peru – $10 value

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Pink faux leather jewelry box - $20 value

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Lovely scarves – $25 each

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Ginger on a Mission tote – $25

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Lovely handmade scarf donated by Scarves and Skirts for Sara – $15 value

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Hobby Lobby gift card – $10, donated by Hannah Sophia Music

Target Gift Card – $25

Visa gift card – $25

A Poppies Blooming blog makeover, blogger or word press format - $75+ value

The Boy From Baby House 10 – $13 value

MORE PRIZES COMING!!!!

*Child of the day will be the lowest child on the Angel Tree as of that morning at 10 AM Central Time. Children will only be featured ONE TIME. If they are the lowest child on the tree more than once, then we will select the next lowest child on the Angel Tree.

2 comments:

  1. Stori,

    Thank you for your passion for orphans! What a blessing you are to the least of these!

    How can people donate?

    Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Elizabeth - all you need is a Paypal account and click on the donate buttons on the side of my blog. Or you can mail a check (if you can) to Reece's Rainbow
    PO Box 4024
    Gaithersburg, MD 20885

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