Yup, changing it up this week - Waiting Thursday. ;)
Allen is 3 years old, and is not doing well as you can see from his pictures. He's soo tiny, so pale. He has Down syndrome, and because of that extra chromosome, he is in an orphanage, where he probably isn't getting the best care.
He is at great risk, he may not make it much longer. As hard as that is to hear, it's the cold truth.
Some info about him....
Matthew 25:31-46 says:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Will we feed the hungry, bring water to the thirsty, clothe those without, and look after the sick? Take care of the window, and take care of/bring home the orphan??
Let's be sheep, not goats.
Allen's life depends on it.
My friend Rachel has also fallen in love with Allen, and she wrote posts (that you should go read) about him here and here.