The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Sunday, March 8, 2009


There are approximately 143-210 million orphans in the world.
Everyday 5,760 more children become orphans. 
Many live in the street.
Each day 38,493 orphans "age out" of their orphanage as teens.
Suicide, AIDS, homelessness, crime and prostitution is their future almost certainly.
Highest numbers in Africa, China, Russia, Ukraine and many more.
1.4 million orphans in Thailand.     UNICEF

  In Thailand, among other countries, numerous children are sold into prostitution and slave labor.  They are forced to work until they are no longer physically able.  This is not something that we can possibly close our eyes to anymore in today's society.  It's not like when we were children and we "heard stories" about what happens in far away places.  It is time, in this day of technology and travel, where we can't ignore the facts anymore.  We can't act like we don't know what is going on, you can read it, see it, everywhere. Sometimes I see a photo or video of a lonely or starving child and I imagine one of my childrens' faces in his or her place.  Abandoned, completely without protection, afraid, hungry.  Just try it sometime, imagine your child or one close to you, and see if your heart doesn't just break in a million pieces!  
Proverbs 31:8-9  Open your mouth for the dumb, for the rights of all who are left desolate.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, maintain the rights of the poor and needy.

1 comment:

  1. I am incredibly proud of you all and excited to see where this journey takes you! Please know that you are in our prayers and the prayers of our faithful church friends!


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo