Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Friday, December 12, 2008

We are orphans no longer

Jesus tells us in John 14:18

"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you."

God has adopted us into his family! We are so blessed
to be a part of God's family and to be His sons and
daughters! We now have hope in that we will be with
God forever when we have gone home! We have
eternal life through Jesus when He died on the cross
for our sins!
God is amazing! Have a great weekend! God bless!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Education in the midst of Poverty

Many people in different countries do not have the
assets that we have in America. I recently got
some pictures of a few little children and a little
brief on their backgrounds. Many of their families
make about one US dollar a day! One little boy's
widowed mother stuggles to provide for her six
children earning 36 cents a day! Many parents
in different countries cannot afford to pay for
their children's education. Through Compassion
and other orginizations, families are provided
with money so that their children nourishing food,
and the education they need. In some communities,
one out of every four children will never attend
school! That is a very shocking statistic! To find out
more about Compassion international, click here!
God bless you!


Q and A with Tasya

I interviewed my little sister Tasya and talked
to her about being adopted. Here's a few quick
things about Tasya...
favorite animal: monkey
favorite color: pink
favorite season: summer
favorite sport: softball
favorite pastime: play with dolls
favorite Holiday: Christmas

Q. What do you like about being adopted?

A. I like that I can play with my sisters and it
is so nice to have a family.

Q. When you first came, where you more
scared, or excited?

A. Both, because I didn't know what anyone
was saying or doing.

Q. What are you most thankful for?

A. For having a family and that God saved
me and brought me to my family.

Q. Who are a few of your role models?

A. My mama and papa and my sisters.

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A. a babysitter and a hairstylest. Ask me what
my favorite foods are.

Q. ok, what are your favorite foods?

A. basically, mac and cheese, corn dogs, roman
noodles, pizza, yogurt, strawberrys, waffles,

Q. Thanks for talking with me and answering my

A. You're welcome!


Friday, October 31, 2008


Kevin is the little boy I sponsor through
Compassion. He is ten years old and is a
little sweet heart! I absolutely love him!
He wants to be a lawyer when he grows
up and loves to draw and play soccer! He
loves dogs and just got a puppy that he
named Tarzan! Kevin has a love for God
and is always praying for me and my
family! Kevin has a love for life and through
sponsoring him, I have learned not to
take anything for granted! Sponsoring
Kevin is a gift from God that I am SO
thankful for each and every day!
God bless!


Friday, October 17, 2008


Abortion is a major topic in today's world. Pro-choice advocates
believe that if a woman gets pregnant, she should decide if she
wants the baby or if she want's to abort it. Pro-life advocates on
the other hand believe that a baby in the womb is a living human
being and has a right to live.

Those for pro-choice believe that a woman is in control of her
body. They believe that a fetus is not a living human being but a
mass of tissue. They believe that abortion is quick and safer than
childbirth. They argue that every child should be a wanted child
and that if the child is not wanted, it could be abused or
neglected. Pro-choice advocates believe that a woman is in
control of her own body and if she is pregnant, she should be
able to deal with the baby how she wants. Many believe that
abortion is wrong but that a woman should have her rights even
if it means the death of her baby.

Roughly 4,000 babies are aborted every day. Pro-life
proponents want to dramatically reduce this statistic and make
it so there are no statistics. Abortion, plain and simple, is the
taking of a life. It is a decision that a woman lives with for the
rest of her life. When young girls get pregnant, and choose to
give their baby a chance for life, they then have to choose between
raising the child or putting the child up for adoption. Some who
choose to raise their baby are still in school. To raise a child,
money is needed to purchase things the child needs such as clothes,
diapers, food, medications, toys, etc. To get the money, some of
the girls must drop out of school to get a job to support themselves
and the baby. Even then, it still isn’t always enough. A good
alternative is to place the baby up for adoption. Young mothers
may realize that they realistically cannot provide the best for their
baby so they choose to give the child to a loving family who can.
In pro-life, mothers know that they are doing what is best for their

I believe that choosing life is by far the better choice for both the
child and mother. with abortion, the baby is not given a chance for
life and the mother must live with her decision for the rest of her life.
In choosing life for the baby, by either raising the baby or through
adoption, the mother is putting her baby first, accepting responsibilty
for her decision, and making a difficult, but loving choice.

God bless!

Friday, September 19, 2008


While I was in Jamaica, my mom and I
went to the school run by Robin's Nest
that is for the younger children who
are at the orphanage and a few of the
kids in the neighborhood! Anyway...
it's a great school, and my mom and I
got to go watch the kids get ready for
school! They started out by some playtime
and then they sang some songs together,
read a story, and recited stuff like the
days of the week and the months of the
year. The teacher called on Tamara (she's
three and lives at the nest) to recite the
days of the week. Tamara gets up and
says them while ticking them off on her

Tamara: "The days of the week are Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurday,
Teacher: " TAMARA! Noooo! The days of the
week are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thurday, FRIDAY!!!!, Saturday!"

Tamara stands back up and tries again...

Tamara: "The days of the week are Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurday,

On and on it goes! she couldn't remember
Friday! Later in the week I heard her
practicing and she was still forgetting Friday!
It was too cute! God bless!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


The Love of Christ Ministries (TLC) is a Christian
orphanage in South Africa. It was established by
the Jarvis family in 1993. TLC rescues babies,
many of which are HIV-AIDS victims. TLC has
helped more than 600 babies in the course of
fifteen years! TLC wants to make a difference
in the lives of orphans in Africa. Their goal
is to find forever families for the children or
reuniting the babies with their biological
families. God bless!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More Pics!

Here are some more pictures from Robin's Nest!
Enjoy and God bless!

Chavar (left) and Shaquille were two mischief makers!
They were so cute and sweet at times also!
Chavar previously lived on the streets which was
really eye opening to see first hand a little boy
who had gone through what he has!

Here are Avalee and Dean! They were so cute playing together
on the beach! Sweethearts!

Here is little Donte! He was an adorable happy little boy!
He was almost always in my mom's arms!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Robin's Nest

Little Ricardo (above) came to the 'Nest' while we were there.
He was a cutie pie weighing only 8 lbs. at 2 months.

Matthew came to the nest malnourished. Now he is doing much

Keishmar-he was really funny and loved playing peek-a-boo!

Ian was a little boy with CP! He has the sweetest smile!

In April, I was blessed to be able to go to a
Christian run orphanage in Jamaica called
Robin's Nest with my mom. There I met
about 30 adorable children who I fell in
love with! Enjoy the pictures! I have more coming!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Here is a link to another orphanage.
It is called The Love of Christ Ministries
and is located in South Africa. TLC takes
in babies, many of which have special
needs or are HIV AIDS positive. Most
babies come from the Hospital or from
surrounding Areas!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Compassion International is a Christian ministry that helps
children around the world. It releases children from spiritual,
economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion finds
sponsors for children. These sponsors pay $32 a month and
the money goes for the child's education, health and most
importantly, they get to learn about Jesus! I sponsor a little
nine year old boy named Kevin! He is a great little guy who
loves art and soccer! We correspond through letters! Sponsoring
a child is a blessing to both you and the child you sponsor!
To sponsor a child, or learn more about Compassion, click
here. God bless!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Beautiful Shantara

I recently went to Jamaica to an orphanage called Robin's Nest.
There I met an amazing little girl named Shantara!
Shantara had CB and couldn't talk or control her body but
the look of joy in her eyes was amazing! She had such joy even
though she had been abandoned by her parents and she was
trapped in her little body! I recently found out that Shantara
graduated to Heaven! She had the flu and she died peacefully in
her sleep! She is now playing and running with Jesus in Heaven!
I saw Jesus in beautiful beautiful Shantara when I first looked in
her eyes!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Saving Levi

Here's a link to a video
about a little Chinese orphan named Levi.
He was abandoned a field when he was only a few days old.
He was severely burned and hungry. He was found by
a Christian couple who were working at an orphanage
that they started. They eventually adopted him.
After he was brought back to China, he recovered quickly and
was adopted by a wonderful christian missionary family!
He is now five years old! His adopted mom, wrote a book called
"Saving Levi". It tells about the whole journey from the field, into
his forever family. The family that adopted him also run an orphanage.
Click here to go
the site. The picture is of levi at four years old in the field where he was
abandoned as an infant! God bless!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Here are some heartbreaking statistics...

-there are over 143,210,000,000 orphans in the world
-5,760 children are orphaned every day
-there are over 43.4 million orphans in sub-saharan Africa
-there are over 12.4 million orphans in India
-every 15 seconds, a child in Africa is orphaned from aids
-every 20 seconds, a child dies from leprosy
-every year 7 million children age out of orphanages without
a family to go to
-every 14 seconds a child is orphaned


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Define orphan

Define an orphan...

If you asked me that a few years ago
the first thing that would pop into my
head is an adorable little three year old
who eventually gets adopted and lives
happily ever after! Now that is not the case.
Unfortunately, many orphans don't get adopted.
Even if they are adopted... that isn't the end of
the story. Most orphans have attachment disorders
and other things like that. Many are special needs
that can never be adopted. In Russia, at the age of
16, the children are kicked out of the orphanage.
10% of them commit suicide after leaving.
In Russia, there are over 700,000 orphans
in orphanages. There are 1.2 million others on
the streets! That is just in russia! It is amazing
to think that while we are sitting in America,
there are children all over the world with no place
to sit and no family to love!
Please pray for these children! I know we
can't help every orphan but we can pray
that God will be with them and save them!

My adopted sister Tasya

This is a picture of me and her when she was here for the summer! SO CUTE!
My family adopted a six year old Russian girl through a Christian adoption agency
called ECAS. Tasya came to our house during the summer for a month with a group
of other orphans ages five to thirteen. After the month was up all of them had to
go back to Russia untill we finished the paperwork. After nine months of waiting,
my parents went to russia to pick up Tasya. Tasya is now eleven and is a wonderful
little sister! She is always trying to serve others and loves to play with us! There are
times when it is very difficult but adopting is very rewarding! God has blessed us
with Tasya!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Hi! Here are a few links to orphanages 
and Christian websites!



Hello! I am a Christian teen who has a burden for orphans and the poor in the World.
Here is a brief intro to this blog!
In this blog, I want to...
  1. Bring Glory to God
  2. Inform the world about orphans and poverty
  3. Make a difference in my generation
I pray that God will give me the words to speak
and make a difference in the lives of children throughout
the world.