• Doug Brendel

Thrown-away children

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

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The children are beautiful at Rudensk.

130 orphans with mental disabilities.

Each one either abandoned or abused by their parents.

They live at the Rudensk boarding school year-round.


You can meet them in my photo report, here.

I think these children will make you smile like they made me smile.

And I hope you can help them.


Crazy as it may sound, they need chairs.

They have a big auditorium where they put on concerts, plays, and other events, just like the kids in any school.

But the chairs are literally falling apart.


(If you take a look at my photo report, you’ll see how the staff have done their best to keep them cobbled together and looking nice.)


Here’s why this is so important:

When you put a mentally disabled child onstage, to sing or recite or dance or play a part, they grow.

It’s an experience that speaks to them. It says,

“You’re not ’slow.’ You’re not inferior. You’re good. You’re great.”

This is a message these kids really need to hear.


I want them to be able to look out at their audience, seated in sturdy new chairs, and see your love.

A beautiful brand-new auditorium chair costs $65.

Maybe you could give enough for 1 chair, or more.

Or give a smaller gift, and I’ll combine your gift with someone else’s to provide 1 chair.


I’m hoping our New Thing family can provide 30 chairs, a total of $1,950.

So anything you can give today will be a real help.


Thanks for journeying with us!

More photos to come.

Much love,

Doug Brendel

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