This morning I received permission to tell you…
The child in danger is Liliana, eleven years old, tinier and in worse condition than Katie was when we picked her up.
Our oldest son told us that every time he sees a photo of Liliana, it makes him boiling mad.
The other little girl that Steven and Jenny Sousa-Brown are adopting is Sophia, fifteen-and-a-half years old and also tiny and unhealthy, as you can see from her photo.
These precious girls are the next two children to be adopted from the top floor of Katie’s orphanage.
The “hopeless” floor.
The floor where they keep the “disposable” children.
I saw these two girls with my own eyes, and I look at their photos now through tears. Both girls were already in very poor condition, but they are going downhill.
The Sousa-Browns are also adopting Butler who is waiting on a lower floor.
Choosing my words carefully…
Existing on a lower floor of this orphanage does not necessarily mean better care or treatment, especially if the child does not have a baba, or the baba is not one of the good ones. And always remember that Katie had an affectionate baba for over two years, and although this undoubtedly saved Katie’s life, she was still in an extremely poor condition.
Please believe me when I say that I am leaving out far more of this story than I am putting in.
But this situation is not too much for God! He is continuing to work, and here, my friends, is more evidence!
The following is what I may say about the miracle that God has worked on behalf of the Sousa-Brown’s three children:
“The MOJ, the governmental child protection agency, and Tokuda Hospital have organized the children’s treatment for free for at least ten days. They will be thoroughly tested, re-fed very carefully and stabilized.”
Praise the Name of the LORD!!! Oh the tears of relief and rejoicing! This is the beginning of exactly what so many of us have been pleading with Him to do! We know from our experience with Katie that these three little ones will be kindly and competently cared for at Tokuda!
There is so much more going on behind the scenes, so much more. All of it looks like…well…remember when I said that the unmentionable enemy wouldn’t give up these children without a fight? It looks like war. It is war. He’s fighting mad and fighting back. But He who is with us is greater than he who is with them!!!
PRAY that these three children actually get to the Tokuda Hospital this coming Monday. It hasn’t happened until it has happened! There are several barriers in the way that need to be overcome, the least of which is the wintry road conditions.
PRAY that God will use the hospitalization of these three children to open the door even wider for the other waiting children. Look at what He has already done! He can do this!
PRAY that nothing stops the Tokuda team from visiting the orphanage as they have arranged to do on March 6th and 7th, and that they are allowed access to every child who needs medical attention. Pray this as earnestly as if there were those who want to stop the Tokuda doctors from seeing the children who need it most.
From Susan, another mom who is adopting from Bulgaria~
“…let’s all fast and pray this Tuesday, February 14th. That will be an easy date to remember, and it will be for the sake of our precious little valentines across the ocean. Anyone who wants to join, please do! Pray, fast, partial fast, whatever form of prayerful communion you would like to offer. Let’s join hearts in asking our Heavenly Father to release these children swiftly, and not allow anything to stand in the way any longer. Pray that the MOJ inexplicably shifts into high gear and moves every scrap of paper along in its process of completion. And that the children will have supernatural protection from even the slightest ill effect of their surroundings until they can be placed safely in our waiting arms. Nothing can stand before our mighty deliverer!
Ugh! Enough is enough! Let’s storm heaven to set the captives free!”
Just like He set this one free~