Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Miss K and Miss C **PLEASE READ**

Miss K.

Miss C.

Jan 1. A couple days after Christmas, I was looking over the Reece's Rainbow site--which I haven't been allowing myself to do too much and for some reason decided to view the older girls. (I usually just look at the boys) My heart has not been the same since. The top two girls listed were "K" and "C"--I'm sure names are changed to protect their privacy--who both have Down syndrome and live in a familiar Eastern European country. The first thing that caught my eye was how beautiful they are; the second thing was a statistic I didn't want to believe--that C who is 6 (will be 7 this month) only weighs 21 pounds. Yes, you read it right: twenty-one pounds. Good grief! my adorable great-nephew is 1 year old and probably weighs more than that. Because neither of these little girls are quite walking they spend most of their lives just laying in their beds and staring at the ceiling and the walls and their hands. As you well know, long-term bedrest does not promote physical health or stimulate development. At least 5 Reece's Rainbow children have already died in this institution. My heart is truly broken.

What are we as God's hands and feet going to do about this? If we are truly disciples of the Master then we do not have the option to do nothing. We cannot pretend that we don't know. Prov 24:11,12 says "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about his," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?" or like The Message puts it "Rescue the perishing; don't hesitate to step in and help. If you say, "hey, that's none of my business," will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know--Someone not impressed with weak excuses."

So are you going to pay for food? Contact Life2Orphans. (I can email you privately the location of the orphanage) Are you going to donate to K and C's adoption funds? See http://www.reecesrainbow.org/ under Waiting Children/Older Girls. Are you going to open your heart and home to them? Contact Andrea at Reece's Rainbow. Are you going to pray earnestly and daily for a mommy and daddy to find them? Contact God; He calls himself the Father of the fatherless. But PLEASE don't just X this post out and forget these tiny, helpless girls.


  1. Thanks for this post Joy. These girls are so beautiful. We are too old to adopt them but after reading your post I will determine to pray for them until God finds them a family. May God bless your family in 2010!
    Mary Ellen

  2. Joy,
    My heart so wants to bring Miss c home.I have always had an attachment to her.The problem we have is we dont meet the countries adoption criteria.It breaks my heart.If i did you bet i would commit to MISS now and bring miss k home too.

  3. It's been a little while since I've stopped by...had to come and play catch up :) I love your heart Joy! These little ladies are indeed beautiful. I tend to be like you & look more at the little guys since it's what's familiar to me. I think it's time I too broden my horizen, I know God has much more out there for me to see :) Blessings my friend.