Kaz Photo Blog: Karakastek

 May 11, 2013

On our last day in Kaz our team traveled an hour an a half south to the Karakastek orphanage. We only got to spend a short time there but were happy to have a chance to love on these sweet children. These are the oldest children living here.

We had the privledge of delivering toys and other donations sent by a sweet young girl who herself was adopted from this baby house. She recently had a birthday and in lieu of gifts for herself asked her friends to bring gifts for the children living in the Karakastek orphanage.  Amazing!

We played with the kids and broke in all their new toys.  We then fed them bananas and cookies and gave them as many hugs and kisses as we could get in during the short time we were given.

After visiting many orphanages in Kazakhstan I must say this place is the worst I've seen and I'm sickened to think about the places they wont let us see.

At one point I asked our team to be quiet. We had 20 toddlers in the room and there was complete and utter silence...which said it all. These sweet babies are expressionless, broken in spirit and desperately in need of love.

Please say a little extra prayer for all of these sweet babies.

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