Friday, November 11, 2011


Proverbs 24:12 tells us that "Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act.

Maybe that's easier said than done .Maybe even after all the posts and the pictures ,and the videos describing the life of a child with Down syndrome in other countries , maybe it still doesn't become believable to people. 
Maybe pictures like this one are not taken seriously?

Maybe some people still don't believe that this is actually happening? 

Maybe because this child is in another country, the problem is passed along. Let her country help her. I hear that a lot. But unfortunately her country did this to her because they see her as useless!  

Look at this picture. These are not babies!  They are boys and young men!  In cribs! Treated with no respect no love and no hope. 

Maybe we, who have lost our hearts to these children have a better understanding because we have heard it from families who have seen these atrocities with their own eyes.  Maybe they have lessened the distance. Brought the reality home with them, if you will.

To me there is no distance between us. God didn't tell us to only help those within walking distance. 
Help only those that "belong" to your country. Let everyone take care of their own. Jesus went out of His way to help people no one else would. He made it perfectly clear that He didn't believe in boundaries when he took a drink from the Samaritan woman. 

When we get to heaven there will be no borders, no lines defining your territory and mine. Why should we let that be an issue now? 

I used to think that way. I used to think , why should I help others who are so far away? But now that I have seen , I know I must. How can I not? And the more I help, the more the distance disappears. These are children. Children who will die if we don't help them. 

When  soldiers get their orders, they go. They don't say"I can't go there, it's too far, I don't know the people there, I  just signed up to help the people around here". 

They go where they are needed. When God calls you to be a soldier, you go. You go where you are needed. Maybe these children need you. Maybe God is calling you to be a soldier for them. 

Maybe Carina has seen things a child should never see, I've never seen such sadness in a child's eyes.Maybe Carina could use a few more warriors in her corner. 
Her Christmas  ornament giveaway is still going on. Please donate to her Angel account from my sidebar. Just click on "Angel Tree" or "donate", and then leave a comment so I know and you will be entered to win all six ornaments.

They will come to you boxed individually so you can keep some and give some a s gifts if you want. View more pictures of the ornaments here

And on this Veterans day, to the soldiers that just GO, to protect us everyday, thank you. Thank you for not hesitating. Thank you for being brave all the time, even when you don't feel like it. Thank you for putting our needs first, No questions asked.


*Overflowing* said...

Sobbing...incredible post my friend...incredible! If only all would see and hear then they would be broken and these precious children would not suffer any longer.

Pallavi said...

Donated.. Actually a friend of mine (you know her- Bhakti) donated thr me..
Let's try to save starfish..

Rochelle said...

Beautiful my friend, truly beautiful! If only everyone heard God's call to help orphans!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

what a stunning post...the pictures ripped out my heart! love you steph! xxx am donating another $25 today. xxxxx ($35 altogether...i wonder if they will send ne atree ornaent to the uk?) xxx

Michelle said...


The VW's said...

changeable! Thanks for all your efforts in helping one cutie at a time! Hugs!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

This was an amazing post my friend. Much like you. Your heart has stayed true to what you have been called to do and you have not wavered for one moment. Your advocacy and love for these children, is inspiring and I am so, so proud of you.

summer said...

Wow - Wow - Wow!!!! AMAZING FRIEND!!! Thank you for all you do!!! I am so BLESSED to know you!!!

MamaPoRuski said...

Great post Stephanie! I linked to it on my blog!

twotwice2 said...

I can't help it -- I just like nice, round numbers!


Stori said...

Amazing. Thank you so much. Do you mind if I use some of these pictures on my blog?

Kathy said...

This is an excellent post! Thank you. I feel the same way.