Dedicated to feeding the souls of those who care for the orphaned, the vulnerable…the least of these.
Kim de Blecourt

 

The Crimea Orphan Crisis

April 4th, 2014

It was March 3, 2014. After a busy morning of getting the husband off to work and kids on the school bus, I was able to fix myself some coffee....

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