Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feeding the Orphans

 This is the question, asked by 10 year old Sydney, that initiated the start of the Feeding the Orphans organization. 

At the age of 7, Sydney began asking God to give her a sister.  Even though she was so young, she already had a burden for orphans and would spend much of her spare time reading blogs and watching videos of orphaned children. In 2009, her mom and dad adopted two children from Ghana. One boy, one girl. Sydney had her sister and an even deeper passion for orphans.

Her “WHY SHOULD WE EAT LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS WHEN THEY HAVE NOTHING?" question came from a heart broken by the realization that her baby sister had spent so much of her life without the basic necessities and the pure injustice of the millions of children that still lived that way.

Her childlike faith led her to design a t-shirt. The goal was to raise $500 to provide medical care, food and clean water for the orphans of Ghana. Her initial goal was met quickly. Sydney used those funds to purchase supplies for the children in the orphanage where her brother and sister had lived. When she came back to the states, she knew that her first trip was just the beginning.

The ministry Sydney began out of simple obedience has become her whole family's passion. Sydney's example is stunning. Here is how she describes her mission-- "God has continued to break my heart for the orphans and I just want to follow Him."  

So, what can you do to help?

You can remember these great tees, bags, key chains, jewelry and other products the next time you need a gift.

You can sponsor a child through Feeding the Orphans.  



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