Thursday, July 3, 2008

This week we want say Thank You to...

The children in Karakastek receiving their new things!

The Glidewell Family (MO), The Baker Family (MO), The Milton Family (MO), The Strieby Family (CA), The Dewitt Family (OH), The Marcacci Family (CA), and The Kudwa Family (MI). Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, you are all special angels in the lives of the children.

We want to especially recognize Cameron Dewitt (OH). He honored his Daddy's birthday by buying art supplies for the orphans of Kazakhstan! Thank you Cameron (Brent and Buffy)for being so thoughtful and thinking about the children left behind!

Today we (Kim and I) meet with Liz from Hadassah's Hope to see how their service trip was and to receive all of the pictures of the children receiving their "gifts"! Elizabeth did tell me that they are waiting on the orphanage director's to get back to them on how they want to spend the money we sent them. ($5000.00). I can't wait to see how it gets used. She said Taraz is wanting some dental equipment and Karakastek will let them know soon. What a blessing to be able to give the kids "a little bit of hope".

We want you all to know that we think that the most important thing for the children is to find them a loving home with a mommy and daddy to love them and hold them close. You have to be strong to adopt. When you go over there and look at these children and see that where there should be light there is dark. Where they should be laughing they are crying. Underfed and without proper medicine. Wearing the same clothes day after day. When you are outside playing and the toddlers are running up to you asking for hugs and calling you mom and dad all you can do is pray for strength not to cry. No child deserves this.

No child should be without a family to love them and take all their cares away. They are so young and already so burdened by life. We know that it is not possible for everyone to adopt a child or for all of the children to be adopted but we must listen as God whispers his plan and follow our hearts. Listen and act. Act and you can change lives forever.

Our "mission" is to help give hope to the children that are left behind but our main prayer and goal is that we show people how adoption can not only change the child's life but how it will forever change yours! We hope that our story reaches just one family and makes the difference for one more child! If we don't try to save the children, who will?? Enjoy this poem!

The Starfish Poem
Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking
on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along
the shore.
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human
figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
of someone who would
dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster
to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man
and the young man wasn't dancing,
but instead he was reaching
down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
You can't possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea,
past the breaking waves and said-
"It made a difference for that one."

Remember TOGETHER we can make a difference!
July is TOY month, please try to get toys that are not battery operated. We know that once they get to Kazakhstan they will probably not replace battery's. Thank you all for making us who we are today!

1 comment:

Muriel and Jerry said...

I just purchased a raffle ticket and cook book from the raffle on my site. Please put the ticket in Farrah;s name and mail the cook book to:
Name: Farrah Reaver
Address: 285 W Orange St Lake Alfred. Florida, 33850