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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Zhu ni sheng ri kuai le (Happy Birthday) Tristan!



On November 1st 2007, this special little boy was born! God made no mistakes in creating him, and God KNOWS the plans He has for him. This little one has a hope and a future in Christ!

I posted this tonight because it is already Tristan's birthday in China (they are about 13 hours ahead of us.)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lyric Friday

Orphans Of God
By Avalon

Who here among us has not been broken
Who here among us is without guilt or pain
So oft’ abandoned by our transgressions
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

Come ye unwanted and find affection
Come all ye weary, come and lay down your head
Come ye unworthy, you are my brother
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

O blessed Father, look down upon us
We are Your children, we need Your love
We run before Your throne of mercy
And seek Your face to rise above

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Orphan Sunday November 8th



Orphan Sunday is just around the corner.
If you want to learn more about it and how it got
started click here. There will be a live event
in Nashville with music from Steven Curtis
If you have a heart for orphans you will not
want to miss this. If you can't make it to Nashville,
it will be available to view on live webcast. Here is
the link to the live event page. It will take place Sunday
November 8th, 2009, from 4-6pm CST, 5-7pm EST.

Click on the following link for more info:
http://www.orphansunday.org/media/documents/
(It may take a few minutes to open).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Pictures









I found these pictures on facebook from Jessica McTyier Walters. She was part of a team that visited SFCV from 10/15 to 10/25.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lyric Friday

Every Friday I will post the lyrics to a song, and if I can find a video or the track to listen to I will post that with it. At first I wasn't sure about committing myself to anything weekly, but I will give it a try. For me the lyrics of songs can be really powerful, and can speak to any situation I am going through at the time. They have a way of answering questions and making me think. I don't know if it is the same for everyone else or not? But, I want to share a song this week that I heard last night on the radio. It is called "This Could Be Our Day" by Addison Road:

What we do here is just the beginning
New life is starting at every ending
We are a part of the story unfolding
This is the weight of the world we are holding
this could be our day
this could be our day (3rd& 4th time)

Clearly it's time to make a change
Or i could keep sitting and waste all day
I know that it's time for me to move
I've been given this minute to use
And given this moment to prove that

Chorus

I was holding back
Now I've come undone
I want to touch the world
Heal the broken ones
Ending the cycle has just begun
We've been given this minute to use
And given this life to prove

Chorus

To give ourselves away
For something beautiful
a million miles away
to the one who's hungry, and thirsty
And needs some hope
To the people that are weary and
broken and left alone
I'm giving myself away
I've giving myself away

Chorus

What I see in the message of this song, is that we no longer waste our life, but instead we help others with the time that we would use just sitting and doing nothing that is of importance. I hope this song gets everyone thinking what they can do to help people who are in need.

Here is the song from Youtube.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Supplies Needed for Special Needs Orphans In China

Dawn Choate is making a trip to the Philip Hayden Foundation in China. Visit the Healing Hanna Blog to find out more about her work. She is leaving in 2 weeks and still needs the following donations to bring to the children. If you would like to help out, please ship her the items by October 27th.



"These are the items we need to carry over to help the special needs orphans living in China. Please ship them to me at:

Dawn Choate
475 Calvert Dr.
Paducah, KY 42003

If you would prefer to donate money and we will do the shopping, you can do so on the blog. Thank you for your help!!

Medical Requests:
Tylenol suspension or the generic acetaminophen suspension 160mg/5ml
Robitussin liquid cough medicine
(Bring about 6-8 bottles of each - buy the generic store brands to save
money in places like Costco, Walmart, etc.)
Pack of size 'C' batteries
Infared forehead thermometer - available at Walmart 'Mabis Redi Scan
Infared Thermometer' cost $70 (need 5 total)
Calcium,Vitamin C, A & D tablets for kids
Children's Cold & Allergy Elixir (found at Costco as 'equate' brand)
Hydrocortisone cream 1%
Blood glucose monitor and strips
Prescription items available from health care workers:
Antibiotics - augmentin, cefixime, cefaclor, azithromycin (Zithromax),
amoxicillin, etc. Best in either powder suspension or chewable tabs.
(Tablet forms of amoxicillin, augmentin and Zithromax are fine also.)
Others: prednisolone or Prelone liquid 2mg/5ml or other steroid liquid.
Eye and ear topical antibiotics very helpful.

House Requests:
Powdered infant formula--any brand
Soy powdered infant formula
Wet wipe refills--Any brand
Long underwear shirts and pants-sizes1-2 year old; sizes 3-4 year old; sizes 6-14 year olds; both boys/girls
Baby lotions
Ajax or Comet cleanser
Large bottles of hand sanitizer, 2 liter size (need 4 bottles)
Christmas Candy; like candy canes in fruit flavors
Christmas decorations for houses
Small Christmas toys to stuff in stockings, most specifically girl items"



Friday, October 16, 2009

Animoto.com

The pictures in this video were taken by a team that visited Shepherd's Field Children's Village this summer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Living out James 1:27

Looking for a way to to put your faith into action? What better way to do so than to help some of the
orphans of China?
Check out the link from the Philip Hayden
Foundation to see what you can do to help
these precious children. They are more than
statistics, they are real children, with real stories,
and they need our help!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Together for Adoption Conference Audio Downloads

If you didn't get a chance to see the live version of the Together for Adoption Conference, then you can download the audio and listen to all of the main sessions. Click here for the links. The ones I did get to watch live were really good, and I would strongly suggest listening to them. They aren't just for people who are adopting, anyone can get something out of these messages.

NOTE: When you click on the link and it takes you to the Together for Adoption website, right click on the message you want to hear and click on "download linked file", as opposed to just clicking on it.

Together 4 Adoption E-Book

Here is a link to the Together 4 Adoption e-book. The title is Our Adoption In Christ: What It Means For Us And For Orphans. Here is a description of the book from the Together for Adoption Website: "This book was written to equip churches theologically in the areas of orphan care and earthly adoption. We believe that robust theology produces robust action. So, our writing objective was to put the gospel at the center of the global orphan crisis. If the church is to be mobilized to care for 143 million orphaned and vulnerable children, then the gospel must be the main thing. Our prayer is that God will use this brief book to equip and empower churches to serve orphans."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Love Without Boundaries

Love Without Boundaries is giving away a free "Love's Journey 2: The Red Thread". All you have to do is pay the shipping cost ($5). For details on how to get your free copy go to: http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001yvlFSMZOmwAuPX-7_bMC1FjghpCRFU5za6P0-ZyjvqAghc5raj2Yez79iK47U084LBpJZxsD7ysDNZdwiXXq5ZsLH25FuukpkSelbG0CyNk%3D

Friday, October 2, 2009