Friday, November 6, 2015

Transferred to Die

When they arrived in June 2014 they were in pitiful condition.  Tiny.  Wasting away. 
Everyone there was shocked to see them.
They were both five years old but the size of tiny babies.
The truth: They shouldn't be alive.
The two wee ones in that isolation building.
They should not be alive.
They couldn't feed themselves. They couldn't care for themselves. They needed help sitting up.  They needed help doing anything. They were helpless.  They were completely and totally helpless.
They were transferred to that isolation ward out in the middle of nowhere to do what children in their condition all over that country do when they are transferred.  They were transferred to die.
They were barely hanging on in the baby house where they were fed with bottles a few times a day and left neglected in their cribs all day and all night.
They were transferred to an institute where bottle feeding two babies was a feat two over-worked caretakers of 22 boys could not begin to do.
They were not expected to make it.
They were just throw away babies.
But God had prepared a way for these two throw away babes.

They didn't arrive just to die.
God had opened the door for ministry teams in that far away place long before these two wee ones arrived. Those teams began to move on their behalf almost as soon as they arrived.

The biggest gift to these two wee ones was financial provisions for a nanny to care just for them. 
For 12 hours every day someone tenderly watches over these two lambs.  They are lovingly washed and fed and dressed.  They are the only 2 boys in that entire building who get to go out for walks. 
When they arrived they were quiet and still. They rarely cried.  They had spent five years living in a world of total neglect. After only a few weeks with someone caring just for them they began to respond.  If the nanny had one in her arms the other would fuss. 
With love and care the bigger one, Isaiahu began to put on weight.  The more attention he received, the more his bubbling personality began to emerge. 
The smaller one, Ben, struggled.  Because of severe reflux issues, his stomach could only handle tiny bits of food at a time.
It took a medical team visiting the institute to figure out a formula they could use that Ben could keep down.  Though he has improved from those first days in June 2014, he is the more fragile of the two.
They have been there a little over a year now.  They continue to live in an isolation ward far out in the middle of nowhere. They still have a nanny caring for them 12 hours a day.  The other 12 hours of the day they are locked inside their room to keep them safe from the roaming boys.  Two little boys.  Alone in a room in their cribs for 12 hours of each day.
They are doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances.
Isaiahu is the very definition of joy. 
He soaks in love.

Ben is the solemn one.

Teeny tiny and oh so fragile.

Both wee ones desperately.... desperately in need of families!

Please Dear Mama, come get your boys!!
They may be six in age but in reality they are tiny babes! 
We still have a LONG way to go for their $1,000 matching grants. 
We still need 237 more people willing to give $10.00 to remove a box of love.

When we have revealed all four pictures, I am going to give away four professionally done prints from four of the portraits.  Winners will get to choose which portrait they want printed. 
I just need 237 people willing to donate $10.00 to remove a box of love.
I am more than willing to take people willing to donate MORE than $10.00 to remove even more boxes. 
I'm not picky.
We have $2,367.50 left to raise.
Please give whatever you can and leave me a comment or send me an e-mail ( to let me know you gave.  Those who have given already are already in the drawing for the prints.
MICAH - AGING OUT IN NOVEMBER - He met his match!
 ALEX - AGING OUT IN DECEMBER  - He met his match! 
STEPHAN - HE NEEDS A FAMILY! - He met his match!
AARON - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00 - Still needs 793.00
BEN - 1,000.00 matching grant.  Grant account needs to read 4,363.36 - Still needs 806.50
ISAIAHU - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00 - Still needs 768.00





  1. I just donated $25 to each Ben, Aaron, Isaiahu, and Stephen! I'll share on Facebook tonight.

  2. Today, Isolde was listed as 'Aged out before a family was found'. It doesn't say which child was gifted her grant though. I am so sad.
    I worked in an adult (15+) mental institution and in severe special needs orphanage in India this summer. Ben reminds me of someone very precious from there, so that's 237 minus 1. :)

  3. Donated $10 each to Ben, Aaron and Stephen


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