Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crafts For Orphans

I love it when young people "get it". I don't even know these girls but I'm proud of them. They get it. They see that there is a big world full of big needs beyond their front doors. Many adults don't even get this. They understand there are children in this world without Mommies and Daddies who need a family. They understand that these children are languishing in orphanages and institutions in far away countries. They understand the most of the world has forgotten about them or doesn't even realize they exist in the first place. many people don't even want to acknowledge that they exist because to do so would mean they are now responsible to do something about it.

I have seen the orphan crisis up front and personal. I have been to far away places and seen the babies laying in the cribs with almost no human contact. I have seen their tummies bulging from malnutrition. I have seen the ones that have been there so long that they just stare at the wall with a blank stare on their faces because they know that no one is going to come and really hold them anymore. They have given up on life. Someone has to speak for them. Rachel and Faith are doing just that.

So I had a take a few minutes to share with my readers about what they are doing. I think these girls are fabulous.

Rachel and Faith are twelve year old girls with a heart for orphans. They also are pretty talented and "crafty" girls. Here is their blog Crafts For Orphans.

They are selling items they have made themselves. Most, but not all of the items are made out of duct tape. COOL! My daughter went nuts over the duct tape purse. Obviously alot of love and hard work goes into their items. Please take a look and consider purchasing something.

Here are a few examples of their work.

The proceeds from sales of their items will go towards the adoption funds of these 3 precious children on the Reece's Rainbow website: Harmony, Sasha and Wyatt.

We don't have a photo of Harmony at this time but this is Sasha.

This is Wyatt.

All three of the children have very special needs and so desperately need families able to meet those needs. Adoption is expensive and money should never stand in the way of providing a child with a loving family. What Rachel and Faith are doing is wonderful and I really felt it was important to help them get the word out.

Please don't hesitate to share and tweet this post. Most people just don't know about the global orphan crisis unless someone tells them. Now you know. Please pass this along. Please pray for orphans everywhere. Please pray about what you can do to make a difference in their lives. Check out the Crafts for Orphans blog and make a purchase. Take a look at the Reece's Rainbow website and consider what you might be able to do for one of these precious and vulnerable children. You may think you can't make a difference, but you can. Rachel and Faith are two kids making a difference. I am committed to doing the same.

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