Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This one too IS our problem!

This post is copied from my dear friend, Adeye's Blog.  Please take the time to read it and pray about your part in saving this little girl's life.  Thank you!

this one too IS our problem!

She's the face of desperation.

"I was hungry and you fed me."

Of injustice.

"I was thirsty and you gave me a drink."

Of horrendous, unfathomable neglect.

"I was homeless and you gave me a room."

And incomprehensible suffering.

"I was shivering and you gave me clothes."

She's another precious child of God so urgently needing to be rescued from her life of hell on earth.

This is Zoey.

A daughter of the Most High King! A darling little angel created in the image of a Father in heaven who never makes mistakes.

A priceless and most valuable TREASURE just waiting to be found.

Zoey is almost SIX years old!

And weighs a mere 10 POUNDS!

She is merely existing in the confines of her crib. She is fed by tube--which clearly is just not enough. Zoey NEEDS a family to rescue her. She needs medical attention and someone to love her passionately and help her to become all that she can be in this life. She needs parents who will become her biggest cheerleaders and advocates.

Zoey needs to be loved. Unconditionally. For who she is--fearfully and wonderfully made!

There are just a few weeks to find a family for this beautiful little girl. The thought of her not being chosen--and being left there to die--is honestly more than my heart can bear. Just like my sweet Hasya (and every other child on the planet!), this one too deserves to be given a chance at LIFE.

Proverbs 24:12 tells us that "Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act."

God holds us all responsible to act!

In his incredible book (that totally turned my life upside down), The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Sterns so accurately said of many of us in the church when faced with dire situations, "Sorry, not my problem!" Of course this little girl IS our problem! "Our," as in all Christians. We're the ones who the Father has commanded to "care for the widow and the orphan" (as it says in the book of James).

The world is not called to care for the fatherless...we are!

We cannot turn a blind eye, walk away, and forget about the atrocious catastrophe that happens to the most innocent of human beings. We simply cannot.

There are times when we are called to rally for the sake of another human being--one who will never be able to pay us back or give us a single thing in return. As John Wooden once said, "You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

Zoey IS our problem, Church! As the body of Christ, we are required to care for, to reach out to, to go to, to feed, to clothe, to give to...and to open our hearts to the 'least of these,' as the Bible calls them.

"Then the King will say to those on his right,
‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father!
Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom.
It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation.
And here’s why:
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes."
~~ Matt 25:35-38 (The Message)

Please, I'm begging you all, if nothing else, would you please be a voice for Zoey today? Would you help us to spread the word on her desperate need for someone to CHOOSE her as their daughter? Time is short! Not even one single day can be wasted.

Zoey's health is critical and she needs OUT of there as soon as is humanly possible.

We are waiting for updated medical information and photos of Zoey. She lives in the same country as our Hasya and Kael. I will share any updates as soon as I get them. For additional information, please contact shele337@gmail.com.

Pray, Church! Pray that this one too WILL BE SAVED!

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Plea for Orphans

In honor of Orphan Sunday, which was last week, I asked my son's permission to post a paper he wrote for school. He said ok as long as I didn't mention which son.  So, here it is:
(I apologize for the crazy formatting--I tried to fix it a few times but it still looks askew.)

A Plea for Orphans

     Do you know how many orphans are in the world? There are roughly 163 million children in
need of a loving family. There are so many orphans who are hanging on to a thin strand of life

waiting for a loving and nurturing family to save them.

      Hasya in Bulgaria is 14 years old and 14 pounds. My sister is the same
age and is 86 pounds. Big difference isn’t there? Many other children are in the same condition

as Hasya and even worse.

      Families all over the world who can’t have children or just want to add more can adopt a
child to have a family. People can have the awesome experience of a family, like children

 running to your bed during a thunderstorm. Or experiencing the deep love a family has for one

     It is our job as the church of Christ to help these orphans. In many scriptures God emphasizes
his love for the fatherless. James 1:27. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,

is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the
world. So if we are Godly people then we should help these children who are waiting for a


      If a Christian family adopted it would shine God’s light to many people
involved. They would be thinking about how the Christians had given up their relaxed lives and

reached out to these children.

     As I strongly say in this paper, we as the Church should step up to the plate and show God’s
love to the orphan. So I beg you, please consider adopting a child or you can at least sponsor

a child. There are many children waiting to be adopted. You make the choice.