Sunday, October 14, 2012

Prayers and Assistance Needed

Friends, remember when I told you about the Anuak Angels?  The family with the two little girls from Eli's tribe in Gambella who offered to put together a list of Anuak words to help Brad and me communicate with Eli?  They also invited Brad and me into their home for Ahbie's birthday party, and shared their family's adoption experience with us.  We learned so much from them.

And it's not just us who have been helped by this family.  Others from our agency have stories of how this family reached out to them during their adoption.

They are always there, willing to help, however they can.  And now they need our help.

Those who live in the Denver area likely saw the coverage on Friday of the house that was leveled from the natural gas explosion.

Friends, this is their house now:

See more photos by clicking here.  Brad and I were at their home just a few months ago, before we brought Eli home.  It's surreal to see it now, just a pile of rubble.

The mom and four of their children, who were adopted from Ethiopia, were all inside when the house exploded.  And they all made it out ALIVE.  Can you believe it?  The hand of God was definitely on this family.

But their house?  Their clothes?  Their treasured family photos?  The childrens' toys?

All gone.  In the flash of an explosion.

These four kids went through so much trauma and loss before they came to America, and now they've lost almost everything again.  They still have each other, but they need our help to rebuild their lives.  Again.

A fund has been established to help this family:

The Martinez Family Fund
Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union
700 West 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216

Will you please consider sending a check in any amount?  And please keep this family in your prayers.  Trust me when I say, if we were the family in need, the Martinez family would be the first on the scene to offer assistance in any way they could.

Because they are that family, the family that gives to the entire world.

1 comment:

  1. I work for a natural gas company and these tragedies are devastating all around. Thank GOD everyone got out alive.