Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Can you help?

 If you know our family, you know that we have a passion to help orphans find families. We believe that God weeps and grieves over each and every child that doesn't have a mother or father to kiss them goodnight, to cheer for their successes and share in their disappointments. As Christ followers, his heart should be our heart!

A large portion of orphans in China are severely limited in their options for getting a permanent family because of some kind of health issue. There is a wonderful organization which provides the medical care for these fragile babies to get the medical care they needed. Once they are stable, needed surgery can be performed. Many orphanages will not submit these babies for adoption until they have had surgeries to correct their health issue. One such issue is cleft lip and or palate. There are a large proportion of cleft affected children abandoned in China. 80% of these children will die because they don't have anyone who can take the time to see that they are properly fed. What a travesty! With surgery, these children can live! But, they have to get strong enough to survive the surgery.

Love Without Boundaries has several "Healing Homes", with lower ratio of nannies to babies, along with specialized medical, nutritional and therapeutic care to help them become stable enough for surgery. After surgery or other medical interventions, some of  these kids can be listed for adoption. It's a wonderful thing, but alas, it does cost money! 

That's where you and I come in. Our family, (yup, the kids too),  is participating in a 5 k walk to raise money for Love Without Boundaries Healing Homes. LWB  is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax exempt.  In 2010 they delivered over one million dollars of direct humanitarian aid to children, while maintaining an overhead of less than 10%.  For more information about Love Without Boundaries, visit www.lovewithoutboundaries.com

If you can help by donating any amount, that would be great. You can do so by donating online specifically for us by going to www.TeamLWB.com and click TeamLWB Events , then click the word "donate" under Koka Booth Amphitheater 5k.  Or you may send a check directly to LWB, P.O. Box 25016 Oklahoma City, OK  73125-0016.  Please make the check payable to LWB and note my name (Glenda) and 2013 Walk for Hope and Healing on your check. I don't receive any compensation or awards for the donations we raise, but I'd like to know who's responded. 

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I absolutely detest asking people for money, but for this cause, I will swallow my pride, beg and plead, if it will help an orphan!

Thank you so much for considering ministering to "the least of these"!  


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