Friday, February 27, 2009
This letter was sent to me by friends with Compasio working on the Thai/Burmese border...please read, pray and help if you can...
Subject: Prison Baby Campaign
I just wanted to let you know about an immediate and urgent need that came up here in Mae Sot with Compasio!
A couple weeks ago when Sia was taking some of our children to visit their parents in jail, one of the prison guards approached her and asked why the children were with her. She explained that we have a safe house for children that have been abused, neglected, abandoned or were at risk and formerly living on the streets. Some prison officials were very interested and said, we have some babies here that were born in the prison, can you take them too?
Well we are faced with a dilemma, we were asked to help children, that are obviously in a bad situation, surrounded by criminals, and they have never even seen the outside world. But we do not have a place or staff at the moment to meet this need. We were told that we had until the 5th of March, and then to come pick up the toddlers if we wanted to help. There are five babies from ages 2-3, three boys and two girls. What will we do? Well our motto has always been, Risk on the side of love. And we're believing in faith that the needs will be met and taken care of. We've said Yes, okay, we'll take them!!!
The challenge is this: We have 10 days to find a home, caregivers, and funding to take care of these five toddlers!
Please pray for us to find safe loving staff to care for the children, for us to find a house to rent, get it cleaned, stocked and prepared with diapers, beds, and bottles.
Look for more information on our Website: Compasio.org over the next few days, and to donate to this cause specify that your donation is for: The Prison Babies Project.
Compasio, Mae Sot