Friday, April 1, 2011

All of us have regrets... one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't 'get it' at a younger age.

So much time I wasted!!! I am always so touched by the young ones who are so on fire for the Lord and for making the world a better place just by being in it. I love it when they are not afraid to tackle a project and do whatever it takes to bring change to the least of these.

For many of us some of our favorite moments with our children are snuggling up with them reading them their favorite story. It break my heart to think of these children not only with no parent to read to them- but not any books to read at all!

Read below what my sweet young friend Laura is doing and let's help her get these orphans from India some BOOKS. :)

I have been blessed to be involved with a very special orphanage in Central India for the past two years. I am very excited to be able to return this summer and spend a month working with the children there for the month of July. One of my projects while I am there is to set up a small library for the children in the girls' dorm. Right now there are 75 boys and girls living in this orphanage and they are constantly growing.

These kids have big dreams for their lives. They want to be doctors, nurses, engineers, teachers, and pastors. They refuse to believe that because they are orphans, then their lives have no value. They know that God has big plans for their lives and they are going to change India for Him. But, in order for any of their dreams to come true, these kids NEED a good education. They are already typically behind in school and they need to get caught up. Unfortunately, the school that they go to right now is AWFUL. They don't learn there. They go to a poor school, it is most likely extremely over-crowded and they are just not learning what they need to be. This kills me to know.

I am in college right now, but when I graduate, I am going to move to India and teach at a school specifically for these children. Until I am able to go to be in India permanently, I am excited to be able to do what I can to help these children learn. I believe that having access to books will help these children so much. Having the ability to read outside of school will help them to catch up and learn what they are not getting at school. We will be able to buy them books both in Hindi and in English, so they will also be able to practice their English, a crucial skill for these children.

Will you help me make this happen?

Will you help me buy books for these precious children? I need to raise at least $150 in order to by a large cabinet for the books, but I want to raise so much more. I want to bless these children above and beyond what they would ever imagine. I want them to know that people across the world who have never met them care about them and love them. Would you give $5 to help me buy books for these children? Just $5. It will add up fast and we will be able to buy so many wonderful books for them to enjoy. Would you ask your friends and co-workers to give $5? I'm going to be asking just about everyone that I know to give just a little bit. I would really appreciate your help!

If you want to give, send me an e-mail at and I will give you the info about where to send it.
If you want to know more about the orphanage that I work with, check out my blog.

Thank you so much- Laura

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Intentional Living Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing this glad to help.


Katie said...

I LOVE LOVE Laura and am so pleased that the Lord is using her for this amazing work and inspiring others and encouraging them in our church. Thank you so much for sharing her story and helping her serve the least of these!

Courtney said...

We A.D.O.R.E. Laura and are so blessed to have her in our life. I have two small boys and love that she pours into them. Thanks for sharing her heart.

Shonni said...

What a precious spirit this girl has!!!
I feel like you do...regret that I didn’t get it soon. It makes me more determined to live it big for HIM now until it’s time to go Home.
Loves to you friend!!!