It was actually the NOT SO glamorous facts and videos.
(Please don't stop here where the ugly truth begins; KEEP reading)
-There is over 143,000,000 orphans in the world today!
-Every 15 seconds, another child becomes an AIDS orphan in Africa.
-Every day 5,760 more children become orphans.
-Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but...
-Every YEAR 14,050,000 children still grow up as orphans and AGE OUT of the system.
-Every DAY 38,493 children AGE OUT.
-Every 2.2 SECONDS, another orphan child AGES OUT with no family to belong to and no place to call home.
-Many children who age out of an orphanage commit suicide before age 18.
-60% of the girls are lured into prostitution. 70% of the boys become hardened criminals.
Many of these children accept job offers that ultimately result in their being sold as slaves. Millions of girls are sex slaves today, simply because they were unfortunate enough to grow up as orphans.
The disastrous outcomes of most children who age out of institutional care is evidence that these children don't know the meaning of love, and are unable to comprehend God's love. Receiving Jesus Christ makes no sense and too many of them will never have a chance to become adopted children of God.
These numbers make me sick to my stomach but not as sick as this NEXT one.
-If only 6% of the church would break out of their comfort zones and adopt one of these children, every adoptable orphan would have a home.
Okay, so God took those facts and this following video and changed our hearts and lives forever. I don't even know how I came across this video (actually my 9 year old found it) but it would forever change our family. It's not a cutie pie "gotcha video" but it was GOD'S "gotcha video" for our family. It definitely "GOT US". I pray that it "gets YOU".
Please stop my music at the bottom of this page, you definitely want to hear this.