-I also saw a boy with a severely disfigured face. It looked as if he had been badly burned or had acid thrown at him. Whether it happened by accident or purposely by someone who then expected the boy sit on the streets and beg, garnering sympathy and money from passersby, I will probably never know. But the Father knows. He sees. And He cares.
-After I took the photo below, one of the boys who knew English fairly well was looking back through the photos on my camera and pointed out the boy in the plaid shirt.
"He is hungry," he said. "He does not have a father or a mother and he is hungry. He wants to come to America." Again, my heart broke in two. I found out that the boy's name is Daniel, and he is probably 10 or 11 years old. Ashton is 10 and Adrian is 11. What if my boys were in this situation? Dear reader, could you stop whatever you're doing right now and say a prayer for Daniel? And to you mommas...when you tuck your children into bed tonight, can you give them an extra tuck for Daniel? When you give your children kisses and hugs, can you give them extra ones for Daniel? Because, you see, he has no one to do these things for him. No one to cook him meals, no one to pay for him to go to school. And he is only one of 163,000,000 orphans in the world. 163 million!!!
I know that the Father knows, sees, and cares, and I am praying that He will comfort and provide for the least of these as only He can.