One of the orphanages that we visit regularly has gone through a little turmoil recently. This is a small orphanage with only about a dozen kids. This is the first stop where the police bring kids that they find on the street. The orphanage is very well run, and there are lots of workers to help the kids. Food is not really an issue for them, however they do love the variety of food that we cook for them once a week. No matter how hard you try to help them with the physical needs, no matter how much you provide, it does not protect them from the reality around them.
Last week a couple of the kids went back to their families , and two new kids arrived. Talk about a change in the pecking order. This orphanage has gone from a quiet peaceful place to a hostile, volatile environment. Regularly , the kids physicaly and emotionally beat each other up.
.... please take a few minutes and pray for these poor children.