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Winding down

The purpose of our trip has come to a close, but the impact of this trip will go on for years in our own hearts and hopefully in the hearts of so many in this land that we love. This … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and promises

Today was a full day and there will be many stories to share after some rest.  Our emotions are drained and our hearts are full.  We experienced a beautiful program presented by a local organization at the orphanage today followed … Continue reading

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Celebrations

Today, we celebrated a man who we have all grown to love and respect immensely.  He would not want recognition because he is so humble, but we celebrated his birthday last night with a surprise cake and lots of laughs … Continue reading

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Desires of our heart

Most adoptive parents who have had someone else love and care for their child for the first few years of his or her life would love to have the opportunity to meet that person and thank them.  That rarely happens; … Continue reading

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Speak up

If you pray, He promises to hear.  We are so grateful that He answered our prayers about taking photos, but we have to be careful about posting them on social media until given further information.  I can however, post some … Continue reading

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Pictures in my heart

Our first day at the orphanage was a beautiful and emotionally draining day. We loved with abandon as we shed tears at the magnitude of the orphan crisis. We experienced the presences of Jesus and felt the touch of His … Continue reading

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Reflections

As the sun rises over a place in which my heart feels so at home I eagerly anticipate the day ahead and the new memories we will make.  His rainbow for us last night is such a reminder of our … Continue reading

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City on a hill

 The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3After a good night’s sleep and a wonderful breakfast we traveled to a portion of the Great Wall of China that many of us have never … Continue reading

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The team’s all here

Our team arrived safely around 6 pm and checked into their rooms.  They had 15 min. to put bags away and be on the bus headed for dinner.  We had a wonderful Chinese dinner and some great conversation  getting to … Continue reading

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Making memories

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Today, while we were awaiting the others arrival in Beijing, my daughter, Tia, … Continue reading

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