Monday, July 06, 2009

I'm in love

with a little girl named Rachel. She lives in Sarah's Covenant Home in Ongole, India. Go here to see the amazing work Sarah is doing.

Sarah was led by the Lord to open homes in India for children with disabilities who were neglected in the regular state run facilities. Earlier this year she gained custody of Rachel. Rachel was born with a deformity of her lower left leg, which had been operated on in an attempt to repair it. When Sarah got Rachel, the cast on her leg was in bad shape, but what they found inside the cast was way, way worse. Warning: the photo is very graphic. When I saw this, I broke down in tears. This beautiful, beautiful child must have been in agony. The tissue was necrotic, the skin infected, the leg mangled.

Poor Rachel was so scared of doctors and all things medical, but who could blame her? She had the sad, vacant eyes of a wounded animal.

But soon, very soon, the spirit of this small girl began to shine through. My husband and I sent money to pay for school for her. Real school. With 'normal' kids. Rachel was thrilled and had her very first day of school last week. 
Isn't she beautiful? 
The human spirit is amazing, and the power of God's love even more so. The light in this child's eyes brings me to tears, but this time it's tears of joy.

Sarah can always use all the support she can get. Go read her blog and you can see what miracles she is working. Her work will move you in ways you won't believe!


Barb said...

Hello! I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it! Thanks for sharing this story!

Vanessa said...

It's so sad to see these sweet children fall through the cracks! I visited a special needs orphanage during my last trip to Guatemala and it was truly heart breaking!!