Saturday, February 23, 2013

Church, Wake Up!



Want your heart broken???  Want to see with your own eyes why we have been yelling for so long and WILL NOT STOP. 
 
CHURCH WAKE UP!!! 
 
WAKE UP!!


 
 
Rob and I watched this morning.  We remembered.  We grieved.  We agonized over the LOST ONES across the ocean.  In every country.  In the hidden villages and remote parts of the cities.
 
Our son was given up because he was disabled.
 
HE IS ONLY ONE OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.
 
Please go watch.  Take some time today and watch with your kids.  Watch with your church.  Watch with your friends and family and neighbors. 
 
If you can't decide whether you have the money or the time or the place at your table to adopt....
 
GO WATCH!
 
WAKE UP CHURCH!!! WAKE UP!
 
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for always advocating for the least of these.

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  2. This is the video that led me to Reece's Rainbow! I'm forever glad I watched it, though it broke my heart in a thousand different places. The crisis of institutionalization should be a wake-up call for EVERYONE, regardless of national or religious affiliation. Rise up America, China, Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine! Rise up Christians, Muslims, Jews, pagans, atheists, agnostics! We are ALL responsible for the 'least of these'.

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  3. Tears...what else can I say? Praying and asking the Lord what He wants our family to do.

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  4. Julia, is this a new video? it says it aired feb. 13 of this year but there are parts of it I feel like I have seen before. It is so good that this makes national news. Thank you for sharing it and reminding us of these childrens' desperate needs every day.

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  5. This is the video that God used to open up our eyes and hearts and lead us to Katie and the Pleven orphanage.

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  6. No words, just tears. And hugs for my own 3 IA little ones. Thank you for advocating for these precious children.

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  7. I cried too after reading the list. After 7 years home with my son and 4 years home with my daughter, I sometimes feel like we've moved on from their past. But then I see their behaviors in this list and it brings it all back. I especially am struck by the behaviors that aren't obvious to others that they come from an institutionalized past. Touching too much, talking at the wrong time, being distracted, not managing their own bodies' needs such as thirst, hunger, bathroom needs, being over vigilant. I'm afraid they will always have these "abnormal" behaviors. Both of my kids still rock sometimes and my son is 13, home 7 years.

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  8. Thank you, Julia, for sharing this. Due to limited Internet access at home, I was unable to watch this until last night. It is heart-rending, to say least.

    As I looked at the faces of some of the "older" (well, white-haired, anyway) individuals, I couldn't help but think of my own parents and parents-in-law, the blessing it has been caring for them, and wishing that I could give these people the same kind of care.

    I also couldn't help but think of Emmitt, and all the other "about to age out" physically-handicapped children . . . just a short time . . . and this will be their fate. A few more years, and they will be one of those adults, forever beyond any kaind of rescue.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Kathy

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