Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You know what breaks my heart?


His name is Sasha and he is in an orphanage in Russia.
He is 3 years old.
He has Down Syndrome.

If he is not adopted before he turns 4 in June, he will be institutionalized forever.
At 4 years old.
How old is Ethan?

Thats the way things work there. They don't have therapies and homes and resources to help these kids or their families.
So they lock them away.
They live out their lives,
and die
behind bars.
Without touch,
without stimulation,
without love.

I saw his picture here and immediately felt drawn to pray for him. He's not the only one, there are many many children just like him. But for some reason, I feel drawn to him. I saw his picture and it took my breath away.
Someone I love very much told me I shouldn't be looking at these things, they play on my emotions and I can't get them out of my head.
Amen to that.
And Praise God, because if I don't look then how will I know it exists?
And if I don't know it exists, how can I help?

I found someone else who is praying for him here. How awesome is that? 2 women praying for one little boy thousands of miles away that they have never met.

So here's the deal.
Will you pray for him too? I don't usually do this.
I know this blog is leaning more toward being an adoption/orphan awareness/God-centered blog and less of the funny/witty/full-of-pictures-of-my kids-blog,

but I can't ignore this:

I may not be able to change the world. I may be just one person, just a mom, just a blogger.
But I can pray.

"Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62:8

We can all ask God to find this sweet boy a family in time.
God knows everything about him. He loves him so much.
He is made in the image of the invisible God of the Universe. How awesome!

Will you pray with me?


  1. He is precious and these are the kinds of things we need to be aware of! I will be praying God gives him a family!

  2. I'll be praying. He is precious & beautiful.

  3. Precious. I am now missing a piece of my heart. Perhaps that sounds a bit dramatic, but wow... it's true. I am praying.