I guess Adam and I truly truly love China . . . because last night when we were sharing with a group of volunteers coming to camp for the summer, I cried. He almost cried. And for him that's basically the same thing.
Charlie's father had very little money and when he was at a restaurant one day, he decided to trade Charlie's sister for a bowl of rice. Not long after that, the father was once again in a place where he didn't have the money he needed to pay for something. As he began to ask if he could trade Charlie for payment, the police were called.
Charlies' father went to jail.
Charlie was sent the an orphanage.
He said he felt like he went to jail too.
As we shared stories from the summers we have spent in China over the last six years working at a summer camp for orphans, our hearts began stirring again. We truly believe that God has a plan for us that involves more trips to China. Maybe even someday moving there for an extended time.
Currently though, we are excited to announce that in about two months, we will be returning to Kunming, China for two weeks of the summer camps!! We are so so excited out of our minds.
China is where our lives were individually changed by precious orphans.
China is where God changed our hearts and future.
China is where we fell in love.
China is where we love to do ministry.
China is where we hope to live someday.
So it only makes sense to take some time this summer to go back and see where God might be leading us. But here's the scary part. Airline tickets are freakishly high this year. Just travel expenses along will be around $4000. Despite my doubts and fears of such a big bill, I feel God quietly reminding me. Nicole, if I want you in China this summer it is not hard for me to provide.
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Watch this video so you can be informed on the needs in China
We truly love China. We love the people. We love the children. We look forward to someday bringing home our own Asian baby into our family. We love what God is doing in that massive country.
Will you join us in making a difference?! Please email me if you are interested in supporting in anyway. I will be happy to email you all the info.
All the love in the world to you.