Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"One Hundred Good Wishes"

     To welcome and celebrate a new life, it is a Chinese tradition to make a "Bai Jia Bei" (100 Good Wishes quilt).  It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby.  Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and the other part of the cloth can go into a memory book with the wish for the child.  The quilt is supposed to contain the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the family and friends who contributed a piece of fabric.  The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation. 
      Several weeks ago, while searching for fundraising ideas, I came across a really neat site called...(you guessed it) "100 Good Wishes."  This website is not only a tool that we can use to raise financial support, but it also gives us a way to share about our adoption journey and gather good wishes for our sweet baby-to-be!
     Our pastor just recently preached on "True Generosity."  One point that really stood out for me was that God meets needs and answers prayer through generous people...

                      "And my God shall supply all your needs."  Philippians 4:19  

Our human side worries - worries about the thousands of more dollars we will need to pay for this adoption, and the extra expense of a third child.  But we know, without a doubt, that our needs will be supplied :-)
     To check out our "100 Good Wishes" page or make a donation, click on the link located on the right side of this page.  In your generosity, God is meeting the needs and prayers of sweet Anna Li, our baby to be!  To sum up Sunday's sermon...
                              "We are never more like Jesus than when we give."

Thank You!
Nathan, Aimee, Henley, and Griffin