Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The orphanage

Last night we went to visit the kids at our local school-orphanage. We haven't been allowed to have Bible lessons there for over a year now. We're praying that they'll let us meet with the kids in another location this year.

It was really good to be back, but it was hard. So many of the children we knew well before have grown up and now look like tough teenagers. I guess when we were going there four times a week, I kind of got used to the sadness, but it really hit me hard again last night. As I walked home with my own two babies, I just wished I could have brought all those other children home with me to love them, too.

Please do pray that we'll be able to have more contact with the kids from the orphanage this year!


Anonymous said...

How your hearts must hurt for those precious young people when just reading your post stirs memories that bring me nearly to tears. We pray that you be able to have continued contact with them.

Cling to the Lord, and hug Jaan and Raia. We love you.

Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking. :(

I remember vividly my visits to Russian orphanages. Lord have mercy!

BabaJulie said...

Yes, I am remembering those sweet children we visited in the orphanage in Moscow. It is heartbreaking. We will certainly be praying that you all can again minister to them. That may the brightest spot in their lives - the times when you all visit. In His Love, Julie