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13 February 2013, 07:26 AM
The Drop Box
This is story of Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak who built a wooden drop box on the side of his house in 2009 to save the lives of unwanted babies after seeing so many discarded in the streets.

This is the 3-minute preview.

In America, we legalize the killing of babies in the womb for whatever reason, but feel more justified if they have disabilities. We call it our 'Constitutional right.' We have the medical technology to detect some of those problems while the child is in the womb. That child ends up in the garbage, in pieces.

In poorer countries, they just leave these babies in the streets to die. Mother Teresa reportedly picked them out of the garbage.

From Phil's "Message of the Day," here's a great quote to begin Lent.

It is not necessary to always be meditating, not to consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no matter how nice this would be. What matters is being with Him, living with Him, in His will. To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to love the poor, is a twenty four hour prayer.
- Mother Teresa -

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13 February 2013, 07:33 PM
What an amazing story, Shasha. And a good idea: a baby drop box. So sad that this is needed, however.

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13 February 2013, 08:34 PM
According to this website, 40 states have adopted a safe haven program for mothers who want to confidentially get rid of their babies.

It's called the "Secret Safe Place for Newborns." It began after many dead babies were found in dumpsters in Alabama.

The mother simply brings her unharmed newborn baby into a designated emergency room stating that she wants to make use of the Secret Safe Place Program. Medical services are offered to the mother, but she is under no obligation to accept them and is free to leave without providing her name. The baby is given a physical check-up and is provided with any medical care or medication it may need...
14 February 2013, 12:46 AM
We have two boxes (that I know of) in my city Johannesburg. Both were opened by Christian women. The first was a Baptist (woman) pastor in the suburb of Hillbrow. The suburb is known for its' rampant crime, drugs and general social degeneration. The other is 5 minutes from my home in Johannesburg North and feeds into an orphanage on the same property. My wife and children volunteer there once a week. Here the boxes are known as Moses baskets.

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14 February 2013, 09:12 AM

That is so wonderful that you show your boys this kind of giving! What better model of Christ's love can we give our children than walking out what we proclaim? Whatever ways you and your wife will inevitably fail as parents will be more than covered by your humble intentions to be the hands and feet of a merciful and loving God.
15 February 2013, 08:46 AM
Thanks Shasha, we really are trying to raise our boys to understand that life is about more than our own personal realities - love must extend beyond our own lives.
15 February 2013, 09:15 PM
Blessings to your sweet boys!