We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world. To particpate, or find more bloggers spreading the Light, go to the WATWB website. Thanks!

Apologies, I was unable to participate in this blogfest in May and June. I made a better effort this month to find a news story worth sharing, and schedule it! I googled “good news” and after a bit of scrolling around found this story on the Neema Village in Tanzania. Michael and Dorris Fortson founded a home for abandoned and orphaned babies in 2012. They had spent time in Tanzania as missionaries in the 1960’s and 70’s, before the AIDS epidemic hit. Two of their children were born there. When they returned in 2008 to visit the country, they were shocked at all the abandoned children. They needed to do something. They found a house, raised money, and moved back to Tanzania to care for the children and try to find them permanent homes. They don’t take any income from the orphanage. The only workers who are paid are Tanzanian. 


It’s a sweet story and touched my heartstrings. It breaks my heart that children are abandoned, orphaned, and left for dead because no one can take care of them. God Bless the Fortson’s in the mission. 

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Journaling Prompt: Do you know anyone who has worked in an orphanage, or adopted a child from another country? What are some things we could do to help mothers and infants around the world?