I have an amazing sister. And she has an amazing mission. Here's a letter from her that will explain what she's doing.
(April Joy being kissed by one of my other amazing sisters, Anna Rose:)
Dear brother or sister in Christ,
My name is April Holland, I am 17 years old and I live in Mims, I am
also a Christian. I have recently decided to help the Cornish family who is
in need of a lot of prayer and money. I was not sure how I could help them,
but I believe God has showed me where I’m supposed to be and what to do. I
believe it is to organize a 5K fundraiser. Meanwhile, I believe God wants
me to go to different churches and youth groups all over Titusville etc. and
share about this family and ask others to pray for them and ask them for
The Cornish family I am trying to help is a great Christian family
who has taught me a lot over my life. Their family has reached out to
others as well as me. They adopted 3 children with a disability, namely
Down syndrome. They already had a little boy named Kristopher (age 6) and
a little girl named Brianna who happens to have down syndrome (age 4) and
another cute girl named Lynae (age 1). Two of the three they adopted whose
names are Micah (age 4) and Emma (age 7) were from an orphanage in Ukraine.
And the other sweet heart was from the USA whose name is James (age 4).
They now have recently planned to adopt another little boy soon that they're
going to name Wesley (age 5) who also has special needs and is from Ukraine.
Also this situation touches my heart because I have a little sister who
happens to have Down syndrome.
What I need prayer about is that before the Cornish’s adopted the 2
children from Ukraine, they tried to adopt a little girl named Aleksa who
was 5 years old, had brown hair and happened to have Down syndrome. Sadly, they
were never able to adopt her because at around age 5 the kids with
intellectual disabilities get transferred to a mental institution. The
director of the institution did not allow the little girl to get adopted by
this family because he didn’t know why anyone would want her, so he thought
she would be better off in an institution than a family. This little girl
has been in a not-so- good institution for about 2 ½ to 3 years.
Only by God’s grace, a missionary that was visiting an institution
in Ukraine saw this little girl, she was alive! The person had heard of a
family (the Cornish’s) who has already adopted other children with
disabilities. The person then told the director of the institution about
this family who has already adopted and would love to adopt the girl. He
never said if he would or would not allow them to adopt her, but he said
that he would talk to them about her if they came.
This crisis with the Cornish family is in need of a lot of
prayer,-prayer for the little girl, prayer for the Cornish family and prayer
for the director, that he would have a change of heart, and let this little
girl go live with a family who will love her.
I also ask that you will allow me to come to your church and tell
others about this story and ask them to help and help me gather money for
this little brown haired girl who is now around 8 who is without a family to
If you would like to donate money to help the Cornish family in their adoption journey, PLEASE let me know. You can also follow their blog and learn about their beautiful family here: http://cornishadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/