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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Seven Wandering Children

In all of the news coverage I had not heard this one.
-- In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of refugees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.

They were holding hands. Three of the children were about 2 years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A 3-year-old girl, who wore colorful barrettes on the ends of her braids, had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he told rescuers his name was Deamonte Love.

This is from the Charleston Daily Mail. It is an AP story. If it is real, it is stunning. Imagine, a six year old taking care of 6 other children. Where were the adults? Was there nobody to ask them who they belong to? 100's of adults must have seen them and walked on by.

OH MY ! You can read the whole story here.


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