Two boys reunited at the farm after being apart for 10 years.
If we only knew the life that these boys have lead. They were friends 10 years ago in the Tokmok orphanage, but both of them had a tough go of it when they aged out of the orphanage.
An orphanage kid if very vulnerable , and those they are at the greatest risk from are the ones that are supposed to protect them. What happens is that when a child is out of the orphanage and does not have a strong support network, they become the blame target for the authorities. I think with the very first time they step out of line they are on the watch list. Then when the crimes in a region start to build up, they are picked up and charged with all outstanding crimes , that way the police are able to clear a hole log of crimes and pat them selves on the back while the real criminals are out there continuing to commit crimes . This was the case for both of these boys and many others that we have worked with ..
Since these boys last met 10 years ago, they have done a combined total of 8 yeas in prison. Even when one of them was eventually proven to be innocent and released, the police continued to harass he and his brother until finally we were able to get help to intervene.
Now along with dealing with the damage done by orphanage life and abandonment issues, we will also be dealing with what was caused by the prison system and those who are being paid to protect the kids in the first place.
We pray that some how God is able to restore these boys and show them his Love, Mercy and Grace.
I say it often, but please know that we are so sincere when we say Thank You to everyone who has invested in the farm so that boys like this can have a fresh start at life, this time with the care and nurturing that was kept from them the first time around.