Friday, January 7, 2011

This is why....

Our heart breaks for the Democratic Republic of Congo-

This is common.  And it's not reported often in the U.S.  But an extended article yesterday named the DRC, the "Rape Capital of the World." 

Here is an overview of the situation in the DRC since 2000- About Congo

So, why the Congo?  These babies are born into a country where they are already fighting for survival the minute they arrive.  If they manage to survive malnourishment; then the chances are great that they will either live on the streets, be abducted to fight in the rebel army, or abducted as a sex slave for the rebels.  For many, the future is grim.

That is why we have chosen the Congo.  Yes, we want to adopt.  BUT we also want to build into this country, not just take a child out of it.  The DRC doesn't need all of its children removed.  It needs leadership, redemption, and hope.  We would love for you to pray with us and for us as we decide how to pour back into the country. 

1 comment:

  1. We will definitely be praying for you guys, and praying for the women in the Congo. Thank you for sharing this post, Leslie.