If that point hasn't come across to you, then I'm telling you flat out right now that special needs children are being degraded and even tortured in many parts of the world just because.
Because they're different.
I've had a few people tell me that it's infuriating and that they just don't really know what to do to help. They can't donate financially, and they don't know what else to do.
Well, I've got an answer now.
Become a Prayer Warrior.
This isn't just some stupid thing I made up to get people interested. This was created by Reece's Rainbow, the organization that's helping us bring Evan home.
You can become a Prayer Warrior for a specific child. It can be your child. There is absolutely no cost. You will be assigned a child randomly, although you can choose if you would like to pray for a child with Down syndrome or a child with a different special need. You will receive an e-mail anytime that something happens with your child. You will also receive e-mail updates about children who have found a home or children who are at significant risk of being sent to an institution. Plus, you get a free bookmark. All they ask, is that you pray for a child every day until they are home. They ask for a FULL prayer commitment until that child is home with their family, so don't commit if you don't mean it.
I strongly encourage each of you to take a child to pray for, to be your child. Or your family's child. Hey, get the whole family in on it.
If you do, indeed, want to become a Prayer Warrior for a little boy or girl who needs your prayers, you can e-mail Charissa Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll set you up. Just say in the e-mail what you'd like to do. Please, please, PLEASE consider this. All they're asking is prayers. And we can give those free of charge.
"... The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
- James 5:16