Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Africa...

Part two is coming I promise....

I have been working on a project about African adoption and it has been keeping me up late every night and taking every spare minute of the day!! Part two is on its way.

In the meantime...if you want to read a few really amazing stories about the people who started the programs that I work with and why they did it, here are a few links. Very interesting and moving stuff.

Loosing Rogerio. This is the story of a young man in Africa that was supporting his family after his parents died of AIDS. He served a mission and helped the program start. He was the reason that the Packard's started the charity Care for Life.
http://www.meridianmagazine.com/exstories/040126losing.html

Some of the interesting things that Care for Life is doing. Plus the story of Linda Packard..a 6 year old adoptee from Mozambique--the first ever from the country. It is reading these kinds of articles that fuel the question...should I do more?

http://www.meridianmagazine.com/exstories/031106road.html

http://www.meridianmagazine.com/exstories/031212road.html

I'll be back in a few days.....
R

3 comments:

more caffeine, please said...

Bek,

I'm crying my eyes out right now, especially since my little brother is in Zimbabwe and the reality of the dire situation over there is just overwhelming. I told my little brother to find me a baby and then I researched it and found out that ONE orphan in Zimbabwe has been adopted

How can we get involved?

Bek said...

MCP,

I think about your brother a lot. I have several ways to help. I didn't mean to be a downer, but I forget that most of the rest of the world doesn't do things the way we do. I didn't mean to be a downer....I still cry when I read that story. I have a very great Part 2 of the Rogerio story.....

I bet your brother has some amazing stories already. It turns out that I am not going to Zimbabwe after all this trip, but I will be close. I can still see what I can do in terms of getting him something.

My next post...which has been brewing....has some insight and some possible answers. The first step is to be aware, the second step is action. I am glad that I am not the only one that cries when I read those. Instead of making me feel sad, it makes me feel inspired to DO SOMETHING

Julie said...

Thanks for posting those. I remember the first one, but not the second and third.