Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Minus One....

Remember the donations that several of you helped collect for Hannah's Hope? Remember praying for the Johnson family as they brought Lucy Lane home? Well get your tissues, Lucy Lane is home & this is her gotcha day video.
There are 147 million orphans in the world...now that is minus one!

Below are some facts about Ethiopia, numbers & stats that bring tears to my eyes. Join me in praying for the millions of orphans & dare to ask the question: what can I do, how can I be used?

*There are approximately 5 million orphans in a country less than twice the size of the state of Texas.
*Between 60-150 million kids live on the streets
*One in six children die before their fifth birthday.
*One in ten children die before their first birthday.
*Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school; 88% will never attend secondary school
*In the 1980's one million Ethiopians died of starvation
*Some areas still practice female circumcision
*82% of the population survives on less than 1 dollar a day
*Only 24% of households have access to safe drinking water
*Ethiopia’s doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000
*Children and family are honored above all else
*1 in 3 people are HIV+, the average life expectancy is 37

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