Friday, March 27, 2009

what connects us

20km from where i live and about 15 km from the main city [abuja] is a special isolated piece of


.....why special?

this piece of land accommodates orphans. Few people have discovered these peaceful but

isolated land that limitless potentials inhabit, souls that have dreams and hope.

because of what connects us in life and binds us together as human beings, the tendency to

share, give and love .

i employ you to to search around you for the nearest orphanage home and be of assistance..

* whoever lends to the 'poor' lends to the lord..!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

aNcienTs words that are true . . .

Train up children in the waY they should gRoW!
When then grow, they won't depart from that waY!

Let the young learn to grow from the old,
Let the old learn to grow from the aged,
Let the aged tell the ancients, "we showed the young and the old the waY. . ."

To instruct, teach and counsel is the nature of a mentoring,
ancients words lonG preserved for a prosperous walk in this life resounds in
the mouth of trusted counsellors.
Its our duty to pass down these ancient words to our children that they
would receive strength,hope and guidiance for a bright future.
a fuTure So bright, we'Ve have to weAr sunGlasses to see it.
Remember, theses worDs are ever true, changing me and changing yOu

Sunday, August 17, 2008

tHe nEEd of

As we live everyday,orphan children live each day alone without the support and protection of parents or the love of a family environment.

As the orphans grow up in this environment they add to the crumbling family values because they have never learned parenting skills from their own mothers or fathers. They will find it difficult to be parents themselves.

The long-term repercussions of huge populations of orphans in our country will cause the very fabric of society to disappear and vast socio-economic devastation.

Children who are raising themselves will not go through the normal healthy development process but will lack food, shelter, education, nurturing, and health care.

In addition, most of the orphans live where the typical family faces poverty, malnutrition, as well as lack of safe water, sanitation, and basic health and education services.

The reasons why children continue to suffer are complex and include poverty, GREED, discrimination, lack of education, gross inequality and war. In addition, the nature of children, their age and often their dependence on adults make them especially vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

These children are left especially defenseless. With few resources or laws in place that will protect their interests they are often left to fend for themselves. Older children become the caregivers of younger siblings, forcing them from their schooling and keeping them from a promising future.

UNICEF estimates the number of orphans at 210 million in the world today. 86 million orphans in India 44 million orphans in Africa by 2010 10 million orphans in Mexico 35,000 children die everyday from hunger and malnutrition

This is why we nEEd menTors that would raise orphans and show them the promising future ahead.

This why we your nEEd LOVE.

Your loVe gives hope and hOPe is priceLess..
nc for the orphans

Thursday, August 14, 2008

some ONE

LoKa wakes up and he strolls to the bathroom reluctantly to find his toothbrush he knows won't change unless a miracle takes place.He brushes and doesn't care to look at the mirror because there's no one he thinks.

Loka doesn't need to guess what he's about to inhale cos he's being doing that for since he started growing his milk teeth. It's breakfast, same old baked bread for him and the other kids at HOME (orphanage)

Loka continues from where he stopped yesterday before falling asleep, yes he remembers without showing emotions. WHY ?

Why do i feel this way?
Why am i sad?
Is every like me ?
What is going to happen tomorrow and the next and the next.........(continues)?
Is there no ONE to give me answers?

Loka is convinced from within that there's really some ONE out there who can give him answers, some ONE that can change his brush, some one that can make him see himself in the mirror and smile.

Just some ONE that he can't wait to see on weekends !
It's time for lunch, Loka is interrupted.

YOU COULD be a some ONE to loka.

[Loka stands for all the lonely orphans in nigeria still clinging unto the strand of hope God has given them to wait patiently till YOU happen to them]

Pls remember the orphans closest to you today.
Visit LINKACHILD.ORG to find out the closest orphanage near you.


Monday, August 11, 2008

BEMA HOMES [Benevolence Management Education Association]

Patricia,Naomi,Gloria,Christopher,Enoch,Jacob,Friday,Thankgod,Tarma,'loka',Atiku, Zephaniah,Ezekiel and finally petra (she pee'd on my white pants during a visit...) are the lovely kids we met at the orphanage at BEMA HOMES run by the lovely Mrs Benedicta Jereka and her husband who have kids of their own but run this home...she spends most of the time with these kids [96% of the day if u ask me].

BEMA is located after Apo new mechanic village...ABUJA
If u want to pay a visit you can call job at 08135949184
Mrs Benedicta Jereke's contacts are:
-0805 274 6710
-0808 661 3107

Pressing needs:
- Bore hole for water supply
- Fencing of HOME for security

Thursday, August 7, 2008

leave it 4 the orphans

This is what you must do when you're harvesting wheat in your field. If you forget to bring in one of the bundles of wheat, don't go back to get it.
Leave it there for foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
Deu 24:20 When you harvest olives from your trees, never knock down all of them. Leave some for foreigners, orphans, and widows.
Deu 24:21 When you pick the grapes in your vineyard, don't pick all of them. Leave some for foreigners, orphans, and widows.
Deu 24:22 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. So I'm commanding you to do this.
[It's amaazing when you find yourself in the field of the Fatherless,
While helping (as well as doing what tickles the heart of the Father),
There's a peace you explain but experience.]

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bernard speaks (Genocide survivor)

I don't have any photos of my family.
I couldn't find any souvenirs of my parents or my brothers and sisters.
I like volley ball and films.
These two things give courage.
I also like to read autobiography books about people who have suffered in their lives.
It is a consolation to me.
Prayer is also important to me.

Bernard, 16