Friday, August 12, 2011

Fatherless Friday

It's been a hard hard day.

We said goodbye to a very special man.

I considered taking a break from Fatherless Friday.

I did.

But earlier this week someone had posted about a little guy who had caught my attention back in June.
They posted a really neat blogpost with beautiful pictures and his story.  I set the blogpost aside and then promptly lost it.  I was on vacation, what can I say??  I have been unable to find it since then and don't know who wrote it.

The little boy's RR name is Cole.

I posted about him HERE back in June.


Of the four little orphan boys in this picture....

He's the only one who doesn't have a family.

He's the oldest boy - the hardest to place.

For the last few days I have thought about him, prayed for him, worried.

And so this afternoon - I am posting. 

Just one little boy.

Born May 18, 2005
Cole has an impish smile and is very helpful and sweet. He was born HIV+ and turned 6 years old this past spring. He's fortunate to be in a good orphanage, although they'll transfer him this fall if he doesn't find a family.

From a family who met him this past summer: He is the oldest of the boys still there, so the most at risk for being transferred. He seems very smart. He was what I call the "orphanage helper". He was always helping the ladies push the strollers full of laundry back and forth from the laundry house and always helping the groundskeepers sweep and pick up sticks, etc.

From a family who visited with him in spring 2011:

Cole is bright, friendly, engaging, inquisitive, helpful, athletic, and charming! Being the oldest child there, Cole is everyone's "big brother". He helps the caregivers keep track of any of the little ones who wander too far, and coaxes them back to where they belong. He can often be seen carrying bags of sand toys that they bring out to play with. He's learned responsibility from a young age. There are also pictures of him on the walls in traditional clothes of his country, performing in a Children's Day program with the biggest smile on his face! So, he clearly enjoys music and dancing, as well as sports. Whenever he sees me, he smiles and waves and yells, "Mama!" As in "Look! Here I am!". The director said that Cole asked my son if we would take him, too. To which my son answered "Yes! You can come too! My mama and papa will bring all of you!" Ouch.  People are overlooking an absolute gem of a child!

PLEASE PRAY FOR COLE.  PRAY THAT A FAMILY WILL STEP UP AND GET HIM!!  He has been so heavy on my heart.  Please join with me in prayer for him.  He longs for a family to call his own. 

P.S. - I would LOVE a link to the blogpost written about Cole earlier this week.  It touched my heart and called me to prayer.  If anyone read it - please let me know in the Comments and I will link it here!

Click there and you can see even more pictures of Cole. THANK YOU RACHEL!!


  1. Thank you, thank you Julia for sharing about this precious boy!!! Leaving him behind was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I pray for "Cole" (our Sasha) all the time, that God will show his family the way to their new son. He would be such a great son and brother, if only someone would give him that chance! I'm the mom to his friend Kolya, now Gavin. They spent the first 5-6 years of their life together, and I can attest to Gavin's ability to love and bond with a family. He LOVES being someone's kid!!! And Sasha will too. Praying that day will be soon and that he can avoid transfer. Gavin tells me the detsky dom was "no good" and that he "wait and wait" for mommy and daddy. Those kids all want families of their own.

  2. I wrote a blog post about sweet Cole for my Waiting Wednesday post this week. I don't know if mine is the one you're talking about but here it is:

  3. So many little ones left behind. Praying for every child without a home, without a family.


  4. DId you see it!!!??? Little Cole has a family!! I just saw him the "My Family Found Me" page and I shouted for joy!!! Praise the Lord!!


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