Family picture

Family picture

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Philip Bao

Last Monday was a wonderful little boy's seventh birthday!

Happy Birthday Philip Bao!

Can you really be that old?

Wow!  It seems like just yesterday we were stepping out of a van at Shepherd's Field Children's Village in Tianjin, China, and seeing your sweet, round, little face for the first time!

It has been a wonderfully wild and joyful time since that first glimpse of you!

What an amazingly happy and full life we have with all of you!

Love, love, love it!!

Love, love, love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

God loves the orphan

Oh how God loves the orphan!

Last night it came through loud and clear as our team who will travel to China this coming June to serve at Shepherd's Field Children's Village in Tianjin held an auction and dinner to benefit the orphaned children with special needs who call the village home.

What an evening it was!

Kathy busy at work in the afternoon

Justin and Ted pausing a moment to pose

Amanda, Ted, Kelli, and Danny ready for action

A mommy and her China treasures ready for an evening of fun
to benefit precious orphaned children half a world away

Oh, did I mention we served an Italian dinner on
an Irish holiday (St. Paddy's Day) to benefit
children in China - truly an international affair!

Some of Philip's China travel group was there as well,
and we can never resist a picture of our children.
Sorry Ted, you didn't make it into this picture!

So many details had to come together to make this event a success, and God handled each and every one from the company who catered the event, to the prizes donated, to the family business who said they would work for free to provide us with online bidding, to all of the generous folks who attended to support children they have never met. 

Only God

Giving Him all the praise and glory for a very successful night!