Yesterday our meeting with the team for the new heart home was amazing. We all were so full of hope on how we could help heart children. We brainstormed on a location, budget, care . . . it is very promising. It is so humbling to be a part of a team that has the same vision as us that wants to help orphans, the ones considered hopeless.
Today we traveled by train to Shanxi. As we arrived to our hotel , we could not believe it. It was the same hotel we stayed at 3 years ago to adopt Teresa. It was very hard walking into the lobby. All the memories, photos and hope for a future together came flooding back. It seemed like we had just been here. Three years gone in the blink of an eye. Its funny how things go in a complete circle. Here we were, standing in the same spot that three years ago held so much joy and hope, and now we were here without Teresa trying to give hope to other children like her.
After unpacking we visited a local orphanage. We have visited many orphanages in China. Some good, some not so good, but nothing compared to what we saw today. We were asked not to post any photos. I have no words to describe what we saw . . . only tears. And I ask God WHY? How can this be His Will for these children?
We also visited The Little Flower Home in Taiyuan. It is an amazing place that provides so much love and care. We provided them with some medical training on care for infants and they were very grateful. These young women work so hard to take care of the children.
The world needs to know there is an orphan CRISIS in the world. Not just China or Africa or India, but the world.It is everyone's responsibility to care for the orphans. Please open your hearts to adoption. If you can't adopt then help someone who can. Everyone can pray for a family that is adopting or financially help them or offer support in another way. But we can not turn our back on the most vulnerable. The Bible tells us ALL to help the widows and ORPHANS.