We visited Precious Gift Home today. The home is run by Mr Albert Morris and his wife and has 19 children with various backgrounds. Some are abandoned kids who roam the streets, some are abused by their parents, some are from broken families, etc. Every kid has a story behind them and handling them is definitely a challenge. Besides giving them a shelter, Mr Morris with the help from his wife and daughters, have to cook for them, discipline them, send them all to school every morning during school days, bring them to see doctor, haircut, etc… If you think your one or two kids are hard to handle, you have seen nothing yet. Just spending those 5 hours with the kids from different background, it was madness… they may be kids, but because of what they have gone through, they tend to be on defense mode most of the time. Hence they will break into a fight if you do not keep a close eye on their body language or behaviors.
We had experienced it today and understood the difficulties running a home like this. It takes a lot of courage, love and dedication to opt for a life like this. What our members in CGG are doing is just a teeny weeny fraction of the bigger picture. But if more people start doing what we do, there will be more hope for these kids in this tough environment that we live in. No, this is NOT a recruitment bid for our friends in CGG… like I’ve mentioned before in my previous blogs, you can always do something about it in your own choice of charity, at your own pace, with your own companions. As long as you start now, do it and stop giving excuses.
We will be visiting 2 homes tomorrow in one location. They are related brother and sister homes with a total of 33 kids. A bigger challenge definitely, but bring it on, our members are ready.
For those who would like to contribute directly to Precious Gift Home, please contact them directly at +605-528 7484 or +6016-5459554. Pictures of our visit can be seen here –> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=268144&id=189459588186