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"My spirit is so weak and burdened. This has been the hardest experience I've ever had. I've posted videos of a positive boy, but the realities are harsh. You cannot see his tooth decay or smell the urine. His body is twisted and covered in scars. The surroundings are a white-washed tomb. A coat of paint placed over death and sin. I was asked the first day why I would want such a child, as he is broken, not valuable. I learned that they were looking to transfer him soon to an institution, but this adoption has secured him in this facility. My family and friends, I wish to give you the truth. To share the horror of this situation. This sweet boy whom we are naming Judah lives in the "Section of Abnormalities". Yes, it is called this and it is a hallway for deformed children people don't want to look at. Children laying in cribs hour after hour in sweltering heat and sadness. Bed sores, sickness and pungent smells were what I witnessed today. No mommies or daddies, no hope. In a very uncharacteristic move, the orphanage director allowed me to see other children. I sat on the floor and a sweet girl crawled into my lap. She has a cleft palate. She stroked my face and whenever I looked down and smiled at her, she hid her mouth with her hand. Her large brown eyes held sorrow and such knowing. This sweet 2 year old was hiding her deformity. I gently pulled her fingers away from her face and kissed her directly on her mouth. I stroked her misshapen lips and told her she was beautiful. My son Joel has never covered his deformities and certainly didn't even care at the age of 2. This baby girl needs your prayers for a family, she has no future.
Thank you to all who have helped raise the ransom to rescue this boy, Judah. When you meet him you will see a light in his eyes and hope in his spirit. He is still alive although he's been raised in a tomb."