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May 9, 2014

Girl continues to help Indian orphanage

Orphanage leader praises charitable bracelet drive

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John went on to say the funds will be used for the orphans’ educational programs and materials. He said the orphanage has about 50 boys and girls ages 7 and up who are the children of criminals or children whose families have abandoned them.

John presented Abby with a gift as well last Sunday— a painting from his home country.

”It was one of the most fantastic pictures I have ever seen,” Abby said. My mom just brought it to be framed and I can’t wait to hang it in my house as a reminder of the good deed I helped God accomplish.”

Abby’s mom, Kristen Williamson, said she was “filled with joy” watching her daughter take on the task of making the bracelets and raising the funds.

”Normally kids her age still believe the world revolves around them and she was willing to look outside of herself and give to those in need,” Williamson said. “I hope that someday she looks back on the painting and realizes what a huge accomplishment she achieved. I thank our church, New Life Alliance, for opening our eyes to those who need us on the other side of the world.”

Williamson went on to cite Philippians 4:13, which reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Reach Mitchell Kirk at mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5130

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