Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Feeding the Orphans

Our 10 year old has a heart for orphans. I have shared this before, but as we are nearing (I think) our time to bring our sweet children home from Ghana it has become even more evident. Last week, she expressed the desire to help the orphans have food and necessary medical supplies. It burdens her heart to think so many of their illnesses and deaths could be prevented. So she has started her own blog to help them. Check it out, Feeding the Orphans. You can find all of the details there. Her idea, though, is to sell t-shirts (that she designed) to raise money to take to Ghana with her when we travel. She will purchase food and other needs for the children. Once she gets home, she wants to continue this. Right now she is asking for everyone to pray for her to know how God wants her to do that. God has given her this heart, a heart for Him, and a heart for orphans. I know He will lay out the plan He has. Please pass this along to everyone.

Her t-shirt design is at the printer now. We should have the final draft by next week. They are $15 each or buy 3 get 1 free. All of the money will go to provide food, etc. when we travel. She will be taking pictures for everyone, too. As soon as we have more details on the shirt, I will post and so will she. Thanks to everyone for your prayers for God's guidance over this.


outline of Africa

inside: Why should we eat like kings and queens when they have nothing?


Malaria kills more than 2,000 children each day.

More than 2,500 children die each day from water-borne illnesses

20% of Africa’s children die before age 5

33% of children in sub-Saharan Africa are underweight

A child dies every minute of measles in sub-Saharan Africa

There are 15 million HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa

41% of sub-Saharan Africans live on less than $1 per day

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can make a difference.


My life is not my own.