Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Can you help?

"Their church thinks they don't need more children, plus it is a very
small church, so there is not much help likely to come from there."

This quote comes directly from correspondence between me and a woman desperately seeking funds for a family racing against the clock to bring home a Russian child who will turn 16 in four short months. In addition to this desperate girl, they seek to adopt her 11 year old aunt (yes, aunt) and Yuliana, the HIV+ girl I wrote about recently.
I was contacted to see if I knew of any resources (money) that this family could take advantage of. I suggested a number of grant funds, but I asked if they had approached their church for assistance. I said that unfortunately, the church can be hit or miss, but when it was a hit, it was a beautiful thing.

It did not turn out to be a beautiful thing.

Why?

Why does it seem that the one place that it most definitely should not be about self, reacts in a way that turns a full-on need into some one's frivolous desire?

"Their church thinks they don't need more children... there is not much help likely to come from there."

A child is months from the streets, but this family doesn't "need" more children.

They are right.

This family does not "need" more children, but there are children who sure do NEED this family!!!

Please, I am begging.
IF you have anything you can give, anything at all, please contact me.

THIS GIRL HAS NO TIME.
DOESN'T ANYONE UNDERSTAND?
SHE WILL BE ON THE STREET IN FOUR MONTHS.
SELLING HERSELF TO SURVIVE.
SHE IS AN ORPHAN AND COUNTS FOR NOTHING IN RUSSIA.

but this family doesn't need more children.

My heart is broken.

4 comments:

Welcome to the Lazy J! A "Ranch" where God is at work! said...

I can't help with much, but would like to help with a donation. Please let me know how I can donate. Do they have a paypal account? They are free to sign up for one. Thanks!

traci said...

I am getting paypal info. Thanks so much for your generosity!
Please pray for this famiy.

Mona Hutchins said...

I'm on disability now, however I'm putting a check in the mail to Reece's Rainbow, with the $ directed to the fund for these 2 girls. I wish I could help more. God bless you!

traci said...

Tax deductible funds can be sent to:
Beyond the Cross
C/O Fisrt Assembly of God
1608 N. Oak St
Rolla, MO 65401