Most people in our country don’t know the name of an orphan. We hear about orphans, we see commercials, or pictures on Facebook. Because it’s not personal, we are able to keep it in a category that doesn’t impact our every day lives. Two orphans in particular are why we started this organization. We introduce you to brothers Samuel and Platini. Sammy and Platini are orphans. We didn’t find their names on a website or see their faces on Facebook. We hear their names almost every day. Sammy and Platini aren’t just random orphans to us. Sammy loves to play soccer and once was the caregiver to his little sister, Marina. Platini and his brother, Exauce, used to be best friends. You see, Sammy and Platini are the biological brothers of our adopted children, Exauce and Marina.
Eric and I spent many nights thinking, talking, debating and praying about what to do for these boys. Then the conversation moved to what to do about the other children that we’ve seen grow up in pictures in their orphanage through our adoption process. We want to give them a future and a hope. There are so many things we could do to help. Over the past few years it’s been overwhelming to see all of the needs and know that we cannot meet them all. It’s been difficult to know where to start, but we knew we had to start somewhere.
With all of this, we decided to launch our non-profit organization The Elikya Project. Thank you for checking out our website and supporting our mission. We are honored to have so many people partner with us on this journey.
- Sandi Glidewell