Project James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

5:28 AM

Child Of The Week

Posted by Project James 1:27

This week I want you to meet a little girl named Mindy. Those of you that were at church this weekend heard Joe and LeaAnn talk about their precious daughter they are bringing home soon that has down syndrome. I thought in honor of them I would do our child of the week on a little girl that is about to face the same thing their daughter would have if her family wouldn't have found her.

This weekend Mindy celebrated her 4th birthday. I have two 4 year olds so I know what a birthday celebration looks like for a 4 year olds. I also know that 4 is when they see themselves as BIG and they look forward to what the future holds for them.

Mindy and many other children with down sydrome though don't get such a celebration on their 4th birthdays. Mindy lives in a country that as soon as she turns 4 she is just waiting to be transferred anyday to a mental institution where 90% of the children die in the first year because it is so bad.

I'm not a pastor but I bet I could give a sermon on children with special needs. Believe it or not a lot of Christians don't understand people adopting kids with special needs. I could go on for hours on this subject but I won't, I will leave it at what the Bible says. Genesis 1:27 says So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and femal he created them. If you read that closely you will see first of all that all of us our made in God's image. God didn't say that only healthy, beautiful children were made in his image. Every male and female was created in his image. Look at Mindy again....she is made in the image of God.

Mindy only has a few short weeks, maybe even days to have someone step forward to be her family or she will be transferred to a horrible place. Please pray for Mindy, pray that God helps her find her family before it's too late. Mindy and the other 147 million orphans in the world deserve to have a family.

If you want to find out more about Mindy or want to help her find a family you can click here and scroll down until you find her beautiful face.

http://www.reecesrainbow.com/ is a ministry that fights very hard for children with down sydrome, other special needs, and children affected with HIV. If God is speaking to you about adopting or helping others adopt by placing grant money on children you can click here to see the many, many waiting children just waiting for a safe place to call home.

Situations like this don't only happen in other countries. Many, many children are waiting in the foster care system right here in the US and not all of them have good, loving homes. We are not able to post pictures of children waiting in the US but we have left links on the right sidebar that will direct you to children waiting in the US. Good, Christian foster homes are also a big need in the US. Do you have an extra bed in your home? Maybe an extra chair at your dinner table?

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