Firefighting Astronaut

27 May

Firefighting Astronaut

Three sweet girls from Mt. Carmel Orphanage in Haiti

Firefighting Astronaut

Dare to dream the impossible for orphaned children

Dear Friends,

What do you want to be when you grow up? is a familiar question to most of us. We often hear (or said) things like a firefighter so I can save lives or an astronaut so I can explore space. (Ask enough children and you’ll probably get one that says firefighting astronaut!) Almost always the answers are fanciful, or extend far beyond the likely reach of that child—or so we think.

Children are willing to dream the impossible, however. That’s one reason why Jesus commands us to have the faith of a child.

The orphaned children we support through Orphan’s Tear dream as well. They often come from very sad, dark situations, but they hope for brighter futures. They look beyond the realities that have been dealt to them, and they see a realm of possibility that seems impossible to many. Dreams that once may have been impossible become possible, however, and hopes that seemed unrealistic at one time become realized through the generosity of their sponsors.

When did we stop dreaming? I encourage you: dream again. Dream like these children for their hopes to become realities. Aspire to extend the love of Christ through any means possible. Live to bring hope to the “least of these.”

The following children from Orphan’s Tear-supported orphanages in Haiti have not stopped dreaming. Be encouraged to dream again as you look into their eyes and read of their child-like faith.

At left, Melina, whose father died in the January 12, 2010 earthquake, and her mother was too poor to be able to care for her, aspires to become a seamstress to make a better life for herself and her family; at center, Jude, whose parents died of tuberculosis, hopes to become a preacher one day so that he can tell others of his Heavenly Father’s love; at right, Edwige, whose parents died of unknown causes, wants to become a nurse so that she can help others

Dream with these children. Sponsor a child today at

For the children,

Jesse Walker
Administrative Assistant for Orphan’s Tear

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