A week or so ago, i was wondering if i should carry on with my posts for special needs orphans. i wasn’t really considering stopping, it was just a stray thought which entered my brains, making me wonder…
God set me straight – i opened my email that morning and this was the first thing i read:
Light your candle again, and thank God that his light can reach into the darkest places. Pray for children who are abused or neglected and do not know love.
God is good. All the time. Amen.
1 John 3:21 – 23 says:
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
That day’s Bible reading goes on to talk about how the Christian Faith is Love! To love because God first loved us and gave His Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins that we might have live and a personal relationship with Him.
So with renewed assurance that God will shine His Light and with God’s love in my heart, i would like you to get to know little Benji.
Benji is 2 years old and has Down Syndrome. He does not have a family who will care for him and provide him the opportunity to thrive. He lives in an orphanage at the moment. However, in his home country, because of his Down Syndrome, he will be transferred to an adult mental institution at the age of 4; in 2 years time!
Benji does not belong in an institution. He belongs with a mummy and a daddy who loves him and can help him live a fulfilling life. He is so full of potential. His file says he is kind, affectionate and curious, just like any other little boy. He can roll over and has started to crawl. He can focus on a moving toy and grab it and hold on for some time. And he is also making sounds.
There are so many things he can do. But it seems that he has been judged by the things he can not do. That’s just not a fair or complete way of seeing a child.
He needs a caring family who would see his good points and help him work on where he might be lacking. Could you be that family? If your heart is saying yes, then do consider making him part of your family. This is a great age to include him into a family. Please contact Reece’s Rainbow for details.
If you are not called to adopt (not everyone is), then there are other ways to help Benji. Please share his story so that his forever family can find him. Please do pray for him; pray for his daily needs and most of all, pray for a family to bring him home.
You can also donate to his adoption grant so that his forever family can reach him faster. Click on his name or picture to go to his profile page to donate.
Thank you for your kind attention and every effort to help Benji is greatly appreciated.