Lily's kids

Lily's kids

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.