Today I wanted to share an example of what FIG sponsors are doing to advocate for FIG children. Two of the children on our list, Sasha and Nickolai, are advocated for by a wonderful woman named Alisha. Read the blog she created to shout for these children here.
This is what we hope to see all of our FIG sponsors do. Pour their hearts into changing the lives of all of these deserving children.
Could one of these boys be yours?
I am writing this “time out Tuesday” on Wednesday. Between snow storms and schooling, blog posts tend to get bumped a bit.
When I consider the amount of snow that has blanketed the mid-west overnight, I compare it to the amount of children who are waiting. In addition to snow, yesterday 6 new children were sent to Project HOPEFUL hoping for assistance in finding them a family. Three brief emails equaled 6 more precious little ones buried under the hopelessness of their position. The position of being HIV+ in an eastern European country that is ill-equipped to care for them. One little girl has down’s syndrome. Her HIV+ status is not yet confirmed, but she was born to an HIV+ mother. It will be a few more months before we will know for sure if she is positive. I received a video of another little boy living in a very impoverished area. He does not have HIV however the fact that he has some diagnosis is certain. These children would thrive with the proper intervention. Even the mildest of infirmaties blossom into permanent disabilities when left unaddressed in an institution.
Look for these new children to appear very soon on our waiting child list. They wait for a family and a FIG member to commit to advocate for them while their family is being found. Please visit our waiting child list and commit to stand in the gap for one of them. Contact me at email@example.com to become a FIG member for someone today.
I trust you all have been blessed by folowing Davids’ story. I know I have been. I hope it has helped you to understand how very important it is for every child to have a family. Tears streamed down my face when I saw the picture of Davids, his arms raised in victorious praise. With your help, we can make this happen for countless orphans who dream this very dream.
Today I want to tell you about some teens in Texas who sincerely want to see this happen. Shortly before Christmas I received an email from a girl named Abby Jo. In her email she told me how excited she was about the FIG program. She was eager to be involved, only as a teen, she had no real way to meet the financial commitment. She asked if there was anything she could do, would it be okay if she prayed for the kids? Not only that, but she had many friends who wanted to pray and advocate too. She organized her team and each of them chose some children to pray for. Since then, I have received a steady stream of emails from girls introducing themselves and informing me which child she was praying for.
Through this contact, the Junior FIG program was born. If you or a teen you know would be interested in becoming a part of the Junior FIG program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the program outline along with a parental consent form to be signed and returned to me.
As seen through Davids’ story, prayer changes things.
Psalm 66:19-20 But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God who has not turned away my prayer nor His lovingkindness from me.