As we sit here in the mountain village of Central Asia, we are filled with emotions. When we first took on this position of Simple Dreams correspondent, we thought it would be fun and exciting. In fact it has taken us to places and situations that you just do not want to go. Things that seem so small to us , more of a bother or a temporary set back , are insurmountable mountains that people face each day... when you live on $40 a month , something as basic and life sustaining as food is just not in your budget. Before we can present their needs, it is necessary to evaluate the situation and determine what it will take to help. Shinning a light on their need, many times brings people to a place of being forced to acknowledge the total and utter devastating reality of their situation.... Take for example yesterday when we brought a beautiful 18 year old girl for glasses, how do you sit back quietly as she was sent away from the eye doctor's appointment with no glasses, believing that she will be blind in a few months because she has no way of raising the $300 dollars she needs for the operation that will save her sight..... I GUESS THE ANSWER IS YOU DON'T...You take a deep breath and step up to the plate. She will be receiving this operation next week..... With in a couple hours of getting back home last night, I had one person guaranteeing the funds and another fronting the money until the funds arrive. We used to kind of joke about how God provides at the 11th hour....... Time stands still here in Central Asia..... it's always 11:00. Next week, we will be launching the Simple Dreams web sight, where you will find hundreds of needs like the one I have mentioned here , ranging from $5 to $500, and every one of them spotlighting the heartbreaking realities that people face each day. As the needs are met followup emails and posts will be sent out so you can see first hand the impact that you have made. You will find it located at http://www.simpledreams.tv/
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