Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In Case You Didn't Know...

‎::32 million people live in Uganda.::
::50% of the population is under 15. That means 16 million are under 15. WOW. 16 MILLION!?::
::Only 30% of the children attend school::
::1/3 people don't have access to clean water::
::8 doctors for every 100,000 people. 100,000 people?!::
::in 2006, at least 36% of Ugandans were living on less than a $1 a day::
::Uganda is roughly the same size as Oregon::
::There are at least 2.5 MILLION orphans::

So why Uganda???


How could I say "No" to that face? 

(Photo by: Hayley)

I don't even what to think of all that I would have missed!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Check out this great giveaway by a family who is in the process of bringing two boys home from China. Share on your blog or facebook to get an entry.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Uganda Video #2

Uganda Video #2 from Sharon Burick on Vimeo.
May-June 2010 trip to Uganda, Africa

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lyric Friday

What It Means to Love
Meredith Andrews

How could I forget Your face
When all it took was just one day
For me to see it wasn't ordinary
I could never be the same

You took my hand and led the way
I didn't even know Your name
But something happened deep inside me
And I knew life would have to change

So how could I go back to life as usual
And how could I return to who I once was
I just want to take your story to the world
‘Cause you have shown me what it means to love

You healed the sick, You calmed the sea
But Your heart was for the least of these
You came to love the lost and broken
Your cross has set the captive free

Now I no longer live for myself
Your words are so clear
Help me live it loud enough so they can hear

Even though this is video from Haiti, it still reminds me of Uganda, and looks very similar to what I saw.

These lyrics sum up what I have been feeling ever since I got back from Uganda. Going there,has shown me what it means to love. And I will never be the same! Loving on the children of Uganda was such an incredible experience, and I am so thankful God allowed me to take part in it.

Some of the families that have been matched with their babies (from the baby home we visited) are in Uganda now, about to appear for their court dates. Please keep them in your prayers, and may God's will be done. Hopefully very soon they will be able to bring their children home forever!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Help Bring an Orphan Home

You can help bring a little girl, named Kasidi Joy, home from China by participating in one or more of the fundraisers that Connie has started. Head on over to this family's blog for details. 

"So lets not grow tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." - Galatians 6:9

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Art Auction to Help Shepherd's Field

As some of you may know Shepherd's Field could really use our help in providing for the orphans they care for at this time. Please check out this Art Auction on Charlene's blog. These paintings are straight from the SF gift shop and all the proceeds go directly to them.
Also take a look at the other great fundraisers on the blog, to see if there is something you can purchase to help them out in their time of need. Everything goes to help the precious little ones that live at this amazing place, including my favorite little guy, Tristan.

(July 2010)

Friday, September 3, 2010

T-Shirt Giveaway!

Mandie is starting a t-shirt sale to help bring her daughter Sophia home from 
China. There will also be a t-shirt giveaway that anyone can take part in. 

For every 50 entries another t-shirt will be added to the giveaway. Find 
out how to enter here:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Adoption Film

Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You Mommy) is an amazing film about an older child adoption from China. It shows the different emotions that both the child and the family face as they begin their new life together. It is sad at points, but also exciting to see all that the child is able to work through. It follows the family before the adoption all the way until the child has been home a year. I can now say that I understand at least a little bit more about what they all go through and how they all grow closer to each other as they experience life as a family.

Well, I'm going to have to watch it again it was so good!

Follow this link to watch online: