Yesterday we visited another orphanage. This orphanage does not house HIV+ children but instead houses children with different labels.
Amniotic Bands resulting in loss of a foot and finger binding
Severe Brain Damage
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...
THE HOPE IS YOU.
THE FAMILIES ARE YOURS.