Little Lambs International
Little Lambs International was founded for the purpose of caring for orphaned, abused, and neglected children around the world. Each one of these children are Little Lambs, and in need of a Shepherd to care for them, as they are unable to care for themselves.
LLI was founded in January 2006 by Randy Questad, Alvar Helmes, and Ryan Ruotsala. In November of 2005 the need for an orphanage was realized after Dr. Syam Kumar (who works with the Apostolic Lutheran Church of America) expressed his concern to Alvar for the orphans in his area and in the churches he works with. The Dr. said that there were over 300 orphans in the churches in and around Rajahmundry, and most of them had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. He said that they were currently sleeping on the concrete floors in the churches, with the pastor's giving them what little food and clothes they could afford. Alvar then contacted Randy and Ryan, asking if they could be in charge of founding it, and doing the fundraising for it. Both readily agreed, and after a month of planning and fundraising, we went there in January to open the orphanage!
It is our prayer that God will use us as a shepherd to these children, to help them through these tough times in their lives. We want to provide them with love and care, and help them with their natural, physical and spiritual needs!
Visit Little Lambs International website.