Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Please watch... and have your eyes opened... it is hard to watch I warn you.

This was a video we have watched many times here... it is a difficult one to watch. It is reality for lots of children in orphanages. Many people do not like to watch things like this... I take a different perspective and that is why I am sharing it with you. I think the orphans need a voice , they need to be remembered even if it is difficult to think that is how they are being treated by caregivers who are suppose to feed them enough food, gently care for them, and watch over them.... these orphanages can be places of abuse, starvation, no stimulation, no gentleness given, and places where the children die . Paul and I have been in many orphanages from Mexico, Russia , Ukraine and Bulgaria... there have been some that are better than others but none are very good. For whatever reason, children are not valued enough by some gov'ts to even provide food, medical care, or an eduacation. If you look, my older teens made one observation in the videos..... most of the caregivers are heavy... like they are getting enough food to eat... but most of the children look emaciated. This is a very sad orphanage ( one that has since been closed ) but to be honest we saw some of these conditions or our children have mentioned these same experiences as they saw in the video. I personally do not know how one can watch and not have an emotional as well as spiritual reaction to the plight of these orphans... these children need us... many are dying even without someone shedding any tears for them....imagine how it must feel to just give up and give in to the constant boredom that these poor children experience... we would all go crazy . I have no doubt that the 2 little girls beside Dancho will become unresponsive, emaciated and deathlike in just a few years...... just like he was when we first met him.....no one seems to care for these little ones.... and we all must. I love this verse in the Bible.....Proverbs 24:12 Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT. Consider this .... your eyes are now open and you can't pretend not to know how these precious ones are living...... ACT

1 comment:

soontobemomof9 said...

no words can express the emotions such conditions bring to mind...

My girls are supposed to be doing pretty good... though their weight and development say otherwise. I just don't know what to expect.

To tell the truth, there is a large part of me that is dreading going because I know that part of me wont' be coming home. :( And I know I will be forever haunted by who is left behind....

But you are right. This is REALITY for so many children. We have no right to forget for even one second those that are suffering and waiting!