Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Children, More Need, More HOPE

Yesterday we visited another orphanage. This orphanage does not house HIV+ children but instead houses children with different labels.

Cerebral Palsy
Amniotic Bands resulting in loss of a foot and finger binding
Severe Brain Damage
Severe Hydrocephalus
Apert Syndrome
Downs Syndrome

And worst of all...

NO MOMA AND PAPA to call their own.

To hold them
and rock them
and comfort them
and take care of them
and teach them
and cherish them
and the list goes on.

Could their be any worse diagnosis?

Sometimes I wonder how I can go on with the eyes of the orphanage directors and doctors full of hope that this woman, me, might find the ear, the HEART, of a mama and papa for these malinkies (little ones).

I tell them I do, I can, I will. (as my heart cries out, "Oh Lord, open their ears, their hearts, send them!)

I have HOPE.

The Lord will not leave them as orphans. He sets the lonely in families.

Dear friends, dear church...




Aislinn said...

Praying for you Traci as you minister to those precious kids!! Can I talk you into a detour so you can check in on a certain special little girl??? :) Hopefully we will be there soon enough to check in on our own :)
Love for you, and prayers on your behalf for this work you do...for His glory....

Carla Dobs said...

Praying every day for all these children...

and my own sweetie in U who we hope will be home by the end of the summer...

Kevin and Sue Krippel said...

Hi Tracie,

I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to say good bye before you left. Holding all of you up in prayer.