My heart was forever changed.
Scores of people travel to third world countries on mission trips and return home content to settle back into their comfy lives. And that's OK, I guess. I cannot discern the difference between them and me, but, my broken heart will not leave me alone. I'll never be as satisfied with comfort as I used to be.
When I left Ukraine to return home with my two new sons, I left the ninety-nine once again. I left behind treasured children to whom I sang for 5 weeks. To them I sang, "Jesus Love's Me." I told them that Jesus loves them. Twice a day. Every day.
Then I left.
99% of the children I left behind will never be adopted. They will never have a visitor. No one to teach them about Jesus. They are as alone as a person can be. I can't forget them.
Allow me to introduce Project TLC. Project TLC is the Spirit-led effort of three mothers who adopted children with Down Syndrome from this region of Ukraine. We are dedicated to improving the life of disadvantaged children in Crimean communities and orphanages, serving their spiritual and physical needs with the love of Christ.
Adoption is wonderful and I fully support it. I just cannot forget the ninety-nine I left behind. Do you have a heart for these children, too? Will you support us?
The female inmates of mental institutions, women and girls, are often forced to use cloth pads each month. In addition, they frequently run out of laundry and bar soap. Can you imagine? We plan to make a gift of hygiene items, soap and diapers to one specific institution in July. With the Father's help , we will raise $2000 before the end of June so we can deliver this aid.
Remember, but for the awesome grace of our Father, Theo would be living in a mental institution right now. That is, if he managed to survive another year.
And Carrington. This little one barely escaped the orphanage with her precious life.
I hope that you will support Project TLC for the sake of Theo and Carrington. You may email ProjectTLC@cox.net for more information. And watch this space...more announcements about Project TLC will be coming soon.