Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Forgotten Ones (aka The Lost Boys)

Alyona and Slavik heard about these boys. They are in the beginning stages of finding ways to help these boys. Please, won't you help?

Somewhere, about 200 kilometers away from Odessa, Ukraine, lives a bunch of boys from the ages of 5 to 18. I use the word 'live' but I don't think they really do live much at all. They aren't quite up to snuff---they are special needs boys.  They sit.  They sit all day. Then they go to bed.  They get up.  They sit.  They sit all day.

Oh, I forgot.  They do get some stimulation.  Every once in a while someone turns some music on so they have a little time to use their brain.

That's it. That's all they do.  And, they do it in squalid conditions.

Somewhere, a long way from Odessa, Ukraine, lives a bunch of Christians who go to church. They sing with musical instruments in pretty buildings.  They get into nice cars and go home to nice houses.   They look at their to-do list and wonder how to get it all done.

Oh, I forgot.  They do give some things away. They give their tithes and offerings and attend the annual Crises Pregnancy Banquet.

That's it.  That's all they do.  And, they do it in the very best of conditions.

If the forgotten ones are ever to be 'not forgotten' anymore, it's going to take more than giving our tithes and offerings.

It's going to take more.

A lot more.

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