Feb 20, 2012
Brent was born with Down Syndrome, and left in an orphanage not common here but common in his part of the world. This was my wake up call to do something it's no longer about me. It's about the children with special needs who are being left alone with no one to help them. It's about so many needing us to voice their desperate need of someone to love them just as much as we love our own children at home. It brings me to tears every night that I often wonder how he is doing and what he is doing. I see the pictures of these children transferred from baby orphanages to institutions at age 5 and what a big transformation it is. You just simply can not just walk away from them, not after looking at the pictures and faces and looking into their eyes of loneliness and sadness. How long must these children wait? How much do they have to suffer to find a family? for some it's a short time which seems like an eternity. For others it just never comes they age out at 16 no longer eligible for adoption. No Hope, No Family, No Love, just an Adult Mental Institution.
And my fear.... that this sweet face little boy above born with one extra chromosome and got pushed away for it, not be seen by anyone and time goes by and he reaches that age and has to live that life of No Hope, No Family and No Love. But I have Faith....Faith in a God who has been with us always and has promised to never leave us in the midst of our troubles. A God who has stirred so many hearts to defend the orphans and is moving moutains. I believe that Brent is an orphan but has a family out there waiting to find him. I believe that our prayers will be answered and that everyday with every word we speak in his name he is preparing the way for them to come and rescue Brent from the institution he sits in today. Won't you please help spread the word of this little boy who sits and waits for his family. Along with the many other children in desperate need of a family as well. All it takes is one voice, one message, one facebook status, one blog post.....someone will see them.
To read more about Brent you can find him here: http://reecesrainbow.org/831/Brent-35 where you can donate to his grant if able to towards his adoption. Now how did I happen to come across Brent well my blogs of course and they led me here: http://reecesrainbow.org/ so YES!!!!....as simple as clicking on a web page reading and falling in love with the children here I am writing about him. I found it I read it and now I am doing something too. How can we not, WE are called to do so James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. And with everything we do we are helping in some way no matter how small it may seem. Because for these children and for the ones in danger of transfer or all ready in institutions like Brent time is running out.