the winners. and a request.

Have chosen the the God Is Love tee winners and will post those later today. First things first... I am asking y'all to lift up David Bompart in prayer. Many of you already know about him and are praying hard for his recovery. Keep on praying! But for those who don't know, David and his wife, Nicolle, run a charity - Eyes Wide Open International - that we have partnered up with through Wild Olive. These folks are rock stars in all they do and have done for "the least of these" in Haiti. David was shot in the chest and abdomen while working to build an orphanage … [Read more...]

dear xiaoyun,


We hope you feel better soon. Our mom told us that you are in the hospital for a long time. And that you will have many surgeries to fix your back. So we made these cards for you. We hope they make you smile. oxoxox, Sophie, Isabelle, Jude, Shepherd, Vivienne and Poppy I learned about Xiaoyun from my friend, Annie. Annie also shared a link to a video that made me cry like a baby in which Xiaoyun shares her thoughts on being an orphan, and what we can do to help those left behind. Xiaoyun was adopted just days before she was to age out. … [Read more...]

Help us fill their stockings


We are so excited to share a way for you to be part of a wonderful - and fun - opportunity this Christmas. We hope to make a difference in the lives of some very special children Christmas season: orphans in China under the care of Half the Sky, An Orphan’s Wish and Pearl River Outreach. And we need your help to do it! WHO: Lisa, Diana and Stefanie WHAT: We will be hosting 12 Days of Giveaways... for a total of 36 prizes to be given away just in time for Christmas giving (or keeping!) WHEN: Between November 25th and December 21st WHERE: Our blogs - … [Read more...]

summer wishing


Today marks the halfway mark in our Summer Wish campaign. And we are 48 sponsors short of realizing our wish. To fully fund the available sponsorships at An Orphan's Wish. Individual child sponsorships are available. For kiddos like Ellira. Who has made huge strides since arriving into our Clubfoot Unit. And Landon. Who has a heart defect, but he doesn't let it stop him from loving life. And the occasional ice cream cone. And Amy. Who lives in our Residential/CP Unit. And is just the cutest thing. AOW General Child … [Read more...]

a summer wish

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Today is June 1st, Children's Day in China. And to celebrate the very special children in our care at An Orphan's Wish, we are launching A Summer Wish, our summer sponsorship campaign. Our wish is to find 65 new sponsors. Enough to fully fund the remaining sponsorships needed at the House of Love. Which really would be a dream come true. Hope you will visit the AOW site to check it out. And yes, there is a super cool t-shirt involved. … [Read more...]

thank you

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... Amanda. The blankets for Poppy and Esther are just beautiful. I will definitely be taking Poppy's to China. And Esther's? I'll definitely be snuggling up with. Tonight. And to y'all who have prayed for us, lifted us up during this time, and reached out to us - by card, comment or FB post - thank you. I have read each one and been so encouraged, so wrapped in your love and support. Thank you. … [Read more...]

a very special birthday


My sweet friend, Laine, and I go back a ways. Several years ago our families got the chance to meet up in person - it was as if we'd known each other forever. I just love them so very much. And God used her family, and their story, in a big way on our journey to Esther. When they brought home Kevin just over a year ago - a precious little boy with a very serious heart defect - well... Chris and I were just blown away. At their faith, their courage, their focus on following God instead of the 'world'. You see, Kevin's special need was serious. So very serious … [Read more...]

celebrating Love


One of our amazing volunteers at An Orphan's Wish has created these gorgeous Czech glass bead bracelets.With a ruby red center heart.As a special thank-you for your gift of any amount to AOW, we will send you one of these gorgeous, handmade bracelets. Now, through the end of February.Your bracelet will arrive in an organza bag, perfect for gift-giving.Or keeping.And will serve as a special reminder of your love for precious orphaned children in China.To see all the ways you can help support our efforts at AOW, visit here. … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: {147 million}


Today was a good day.We had lunch at a pretty cool place.But even better than the fajitas, was the company.And that's sayin' something... because the fajitas? Were amazing.Y'all might recognize these two.And if you don't, you should.Suzanne and Gwen from 147 Million Orphans.Be sure to check out all the incredible stuff those two are doing.All to help feed orphans.P.S. Anyone wanna guess how many kiddos are represented by these 5 mamas?35. 16 biological and 19 adopted.So far.*********************************************** When you're ready with your Sunday Snapshot, … [Read more...]

giving hope


It's the day after Thanksgiving.And my belly is still full.I am warm. I am safe. I am loved.From this abundance of blessings my heart overflows. I remember that I have been given much. And not just to keep to myself, but in order to give much.This is a lesson I am in the process of learning. Thank goodness that God is patient with me and allows me to try and fail at this many, many times. But I am getting it, even if just a little at a time.We're trying to teach our children to "get it" as well. We talk about our blessings. We talk about others who have less. Much … [Read more...]