Sunday, May 17, 2015

Orphanage Children in Nepal



Children in Nepal


The earthquake hit.

Lives were lost. Families were separated. Many children died but many were sheltered and saved by the seen and unseen angels on this earth.

Miraculously none of the orphanage children were killed in the earthquake despite what happened to their sleeping area...






The 44 orphanage children in Katmandu are now sleeping in a tent outside. 


The same night I received word about the situation of the Orphanage children in Nepal, was the same night my children had asked to camp outside (in our yard) in a tent.

Due to our yard lacking a fence, and how people will sometimes cut through our yard to avoid going around the entire block, I was too worried about the kids being out there (I didn't want to sleep outside either) due to the possibility of some crazy person trying to hurt or kidnap us. 

I chose to allow my children to camp INSIDE our warm house.

We put up the tent, we inflated the air mattresses, we got out their warm sleeping bags. 

We roasted marshmallows over the stove and made smores. 

We opened the doors and windows of the tent. I opened the windows to let the cool night breeze in and we looked at the night sky through the large glass window in our family room. 

That night as I thought about the children in Nepal, my heart ached for them. At the time I didn't even know about the fence that had been built years prior to keep the tigers out...
I just knew little children were without their mothers, they were outside, they were in a temporary shelter, and they must be scared, uncomfortable and lonely. 

I would be terrified myself, sleeping outside in a tent - especially knowing tigers have made an appearance in the past.

Here is a video Dr. Clint Rogers and his brother Gerald Rogers put together to explain what the situation was, what they were doing and how people could help... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAoi1emeqQo


Dr. Clint Rogers, who was in Nepal just days before the earthquake hit, was contacted by the orphanage to see what he could do to help. He contacted his brother Gerald and the work began...

In one day $11,000 was raised by Gerald's friends...

The fundraiser efforts continued...

We emailed, called, distributed, forwarded, printed, prayed and hit the pavement and asked others to do so also...



We called, and emailed again... and again...

A Radio station interviewed us...


Gerald Rogers (pictured above) was the one who recruited and organized the 
"Nepal Orphanage Seva (Service) Miracle Team”

Dr. Rogers was interviewed by the media...


Incredible Musicians and Magicians volunteered their time and their talents...




We were greatly blessed by those who participated and who attended the event...


Nepali friends came to support us also...


$7800 was raised in one night. $28,000 total had been donated so far.

The word IS getting out about the needs of one particular orphanage and the children who live there. 
The need is still so great.

Please go to www.helpnepalorphanage.com to sign up to be notified on the progress of the fundraiser and to make a donation if you are able. 

Namaste
(The Goddess in me recognizes the God or Goddess in you)


With much love, 


- Steffanie

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