Sunday, December 13, 2009
Pajamas for Orphans and Pictures
We handed off the pjs to our friend Christine yesterday. We were able to give her 145 pj bottoms and 48 pj tops. Other church groups and Christine's children also collected and made pjs and through all of these efforts she ended up with enough pjs so that each of the 300 orphans at this orphanage will have 2 pairs. Isn't that so heartwarming?
A special thanks to Shannon, Heidi, Janetta, Sally and Grace and Lynne and Sara for sending pjs to contribute.
Hearing Christine talk was a testimony to the power that one person can have. She's felt overwhelmed many times with the responsibility she feels in her heart for these children but it didn't deter her from trying to make a difference in their lives. And she's still going to help as much as she can. She spoke of visiting these orphans, they live "just about as far north as you can go" and hardly anyone knows that they're there since the disable are considered a stigma to society. She visits and they are all starving for touch and affection. She said she picks one child up and then 30 other faces look to her, wondering why they can't be held as well. When she leaves she described "peeling" the children off of her; they just want to be loved. I'm thankful for the chance to organize this help and pray for Christine for strength in all her efforts and for the orphans.
We are all so blessed.