We were excited to receive an update from this week's One Orphan Storyteller China team. Read below to see what they have been up to!
Our first day at the orphanage was a beautiful and emotionally draining day. We loved with abandon as we shed tears at the magnitude of the orphan crisis. We experienced the presence of Jesus and felt the touch of His hand. We watched as our team loved, cared for, and spoke words of worth into each precious child. We held children who will likely never sit on their own or have a family to love them. We sang songs and tickled little tummys. This team….THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST! Only God could have placed this group together-from a 14 year old to a 69 year old and every age and gender in between. We have not only ministered to the people of China, but to each other as well.
The children we saw needed sensory stimulation so we filled small bottles with water and beads and bright colors and they loved it!
During our “rest time” we walked the nearby streets and visited with the school children. We reminded them how beautiful they were and as we encouraged them, they also encouraged us.
And now…we go again to the place that so fills our hearts. Would you please pray that our team would be able obtain helpful information on the children in the orphanage? We know that the God who loves these children wants them in families and many times new information & photos brought back can speak volumes. We will always carry pictures in our heart, but we want you to see these beautiful faces as well! Thank you for your prayers!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.