Thursday, December 22, 2011

Guest Post: To Love the Unloved

"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.”
Have you ever felt the desire to do something that is going to effect a whole lot of people? The thought of your life making a difference to so many more....

But then you realize you are just one. You can not make a difference.

We have all had those feeling. It is how you choose to take those feelings and act, that shapes who you are, and your purpose in this world.

We are just three teenage girls.

We have a passion.

We have a love.

We have a hope.

We have a vision.

And, we have chosen to act.

Sunny is 20. She has a 19 year old brother who has Down syndrome. She lives in London.

Savana is 20. She has a 3 year old sister who has Down syndrome. She lives in America.

I, Taylah, and 16. I have a 3 year old cousin who has Down syndrome. I live in Australia.

Each of us have an intense love for someone with Down syndrome. We see them in a way most of the world choses not too.

Did you know that 90% of babies with Down syndrome are aborted before they get to enter this world?
9 out of 10! Their lives are taken because they have a disability. It just doesn't seem right, does it?

Did you know that in Eastern Europe, children with disabilities, such as Down syndrome, are left orphaned at birth.They live in an orphanage until they are 5 years old. Once they turn 5 they are placed in an adults mental institution where conditions are so horrible most don't survive a year.

With adoption costing over 30,000 it is likely that most of these children wont ever see outside the walls of a crib. When we were given the facts we decided that it was too devastating to just sit back. We decided to ACT!

'To love the unloved' was founded in December, 2010. Since then, we have helped fund the adoption of 13 precious children! Each month we host giveaways for a child or family from Reece's Rainbow (an adoption ministry that helps find homes for orphans with Down syndrome) on our blog!

There are so many ways that you can help 'To love the unloved' out! Firstly, you can give a donation and enter the give away! Secondly, you can drop by and leave a message of encouragement and support! Finally, please keep us, and these precious babies in your thoughts and prayers!

Christmas is an incredibly important time of year for us and many of you! It is the time of year that many of us celebrate the birth our Saviour Jesus Christ. It's a time of Love, Kindness and Giving, a holiday where we appreciate all that we are lucky enough to have. We hope you will join our cause this Christmas and enjoy the time you spend with us, as we 'change the world one orphan at a time'

Visit our website: www.tolovetheunloved.weebly.com

Our blog: www.tolovetheunlovedblog.blogspot.com

Our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tolovetheunloved

Or emails us: tolovetheunloved@gmail.com

Thank you so much!

Love,

Tay, Savana and Sunny!

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