Friday, July 26, 2013

Remembering Hanson

Today is a day of Remembrance.  A little boy with cherub cheeks and sparkling eyes, has died.  Hanson, one of the Lost Boys from the Mulligan Stew fundraisers is now in the arms of Jesus Christ.  This is his baby picture.  I don't know if he was "adoptable" when the first picture was taken, but for years, he was overlooked as he lay in his pink shirt and overalls.


Dear Hanson, and so many other died alone and waiting.

Each of these children, and one more that we know of since, has died, waiting and alone, just this year.    Some were beloved and had families striving to come as soon as humanly possible, some did not. There are see the rest we are aware of, visit the Memorial Page of Reece's Rainbow.  There are many, many other children in institutions around the globe who pass without ever being listed or loved. Only Christ knows them all.  

This is why we advocate. This is why we yell.  This is why we grieve when families struggle, why we fundraise all the time and why we celebrate when they finally reach their homes.  This work we do is life saving.

As we remember Hanson.....

.....let us not become weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9).

Remembrances can be made to the funds of other Lost Boys, for whom it is not yet too late.

DagmarPearsonGrady and Porter

Click their names to see their precious faces and drop a few dollars into their ransom funds.  In Christ's name, please pray for these boys as they survive each day. Pray that they, too, would be chosen and spared a death alone and unloved.

God sets the solitary in families;
He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a dry land. Psalm 68:6

1 comment:

I love comments! Please feel free to leave kind words, new ideas, requests for recipes, even gentle criticism if needed in the spirit of Proverbs 16:24.

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."