A Lost Boy Chosen and an Orphan Voice in the News

I wrote about watching “The Lost Boys” documentary in my second blog entry.  It was special to read today that one of those lost boys, a 6yr. old at the time of fleeing Sudan, is chosen to carry the American flag at the Olympic Games.  Lopez Lomong is 23 yrs. old now and a middle distance runner who became a U.S. citizen back in 2007.  Read the story:  Former ‘Lost Boy’ to lead U.S. Olympians in Beijing

I was moved to write the following poem back on March 14, 2005 about the Darfur, Sudan situation:

        

 

Darfur, Sudan

A Storm of violence arises

A form of silence demises

The trek of refugees seek a refuge now

The wreck in degrees seen, – a huge town

Walking against the wind blown with sand

Stalking tense toward men, women, and children honed to be

banned

Forced to move on without food, water, or home

Course through desert clout, rude and hotter from which to roam

So uncertain the destination, leapt for rope of some intervention

No pertinent information except for hope of freedom mentioned

Christians, God’s own, to reach them with love in deed shown

Mission, Jesus alone, to teach them in Word inspired from

above to be sown

Far more, to the Lamb

 

(Approximately 2.5 million people have been forced away from their homes and an estimated 300,000 have died during the conflict in Darfur.)

 

I then read about Steven Curtis Chapman, who is interviewed by Larry King and can be seen tonight,  concerning orphans, the tragedy of their daughter, and adoption.  Read the story:  Our Tragedy and God’s Love for Orphans

How precious is their family who seek to honor God and bring Him glory.  They are truly being a voice for orphans in promoting God’s heart for orphans to be loved, provided for, and ultimately adopted into His family through His Son JESUS…  Learn more about their ministry:  Shaohannah’s Hope

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About beavoicefororphans

We have been married for seventeen years and have seven children, two of which were miscarried and carried to Heaven. We met working as residential care counselors in an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children. We both love Jesus Christ, and have a passion for others to know Him and His saving grace, as well as a passion to reach the orphan.

Posted on August 8, 2008, in adoption, Darfur Sudan, Family, orphan ministry, orphans, voice for orphans and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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