Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Praise the Lord!!

Wow what an amazing Blessing and revelation of God's power when ordinary people step up and try to make a difference. 

We have a friend who actually adopted their little boy that was transferred to this orphanage after turning 4 and they have many horrifying memories of the stench and what they saw and experienced when they went to meet their little boy.  Could you imagine never even knowing the basic sanitation of washing your hands?

Check out this link to Read an article of a Mental Institution Where children with special needs are transferred at the age of 4

How sad for those children and praise the Lord for the few who stepped out and began making the difference.

Here's an amazing update of the transformation in 1 years time!!

What an amazing change just 1 year with Love and care has done for the least of these.  God has called us as Christians and followers of Christ to step out and care for the orphans, the weak, and widows.  It's so sad to think of all the many children in this world with out the love of family and just locked away as outcasts hidden from the world.  Imagine the change that could be done if more people said yes!!  Praise the Lord for the change in this orphanage & we pray for the change to continue for them as well as many other orphans in the world!!  We pray for the walls to be broken down for the disabled girls that MTU will be allowed to go be apart of that orphanage & we pray for change for them as well!

What a blessing it is to serve a God where nothing is impossible!

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