Why the need for another children’s home?
After looking for a good option for the children we were rescuing from child trafficking, we could no longer stand to see how no institution was willing to help these children. We decided to open a children’s home that serves as a refuge for minors that are rescued from this environment, and to give them the opportunity to know God, his love, restoration, and hope.
The Starfish Story
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!” - Loren Eiseley
Can we really make a difference?
The number of starfish in need was far more than what the one boy was able to meet. However, his inability to help every single one did not stop him from helping the ones he could. That reality is ours as well. The number of children in need is far more than what we can assist with ourselves, yet we have the responsibility to help those that we can. But we cannot do this alone.
Every single day thousands of children die waiting for some one to rescue them. We can make a difference in their lives by praying, but we also must be involved by showing our faith through our work.
Our Lord Jesus gave his life on the cross for our rescue. For those of us that know God is the only truth, the way, and the life, we cannot be mere spectators, but we must to come to the rescue of these little starfish!
Our mission is not just to rescue them from child trafficking, but also to show them that God loves them and that they can grow loving God as well. Would you consider becoming a rescuer for these kids? Through your prayers and financial support, that’s exactly what you will be to the many children that God will bring across our path!