Guest Post from our TM Partners in Bulgaria.
Read the original here, on Caring for the Fatherless.
This is Lina. When this picture was taken, she was 5 and 1/2 years old and weighed only 12 pounds. She was in an orphanage where abuse and neglect happened every single day.
A new director is now in charge of this orphanage, and she cares deeply for the children. But poverty in Bulgaria is still affecting the children in this place. There is NOT enough Bulgarian money to provide adequate care for the almost 100 special needs children who are in this orphanage.
Our ministry just received the exciting news that the Bulgarian court has approved our non-profit NGO status! This is HUGE because it has given us an open door into this orphanage. This is THE orphanage I have asked God to give our ministry. I have prayed for 2 years for THIS place – for THESE children. The orphanage director wants and needs our help.
We need to raise $17,000 in a very short time. I will go to this orphanage in October, and I desperately want to be able to provide basic needs for these children. We need $6,000 to pay the salaries for 5 nannies for one year. We need $6,000 to provide basic medical care (a doctor and 2 therapists) for these children who all have severe special needs. We need $3,000 for medical tests for the children (MRI’s and other tests that the government won’t provide). We need $2,000 to provide nutritional supplements. The children are underweight and need more food than they are receiving now.
I am also looking for a medical person with a feeding specialist background to go to Bulgaria with me in October or January. The director is very willing to receive feeding training for herself and the nannies.
Can you help? Can you pray or give? Every dollar given through our ministry will go through our non-profit in Bulgaria and directly to the nannies and medical personnel. Every dollar given will directly impact the lives of children who desperately need us. We need you.
Here is a picture of Lina today. Isn’t she beautiful? God’s love heals broken hearts and sets the lonely in families.