Thursday, April 28, 2016

Meet Jiao Jiao

 It's easy to become numb when you hear the statistics...

"Over 153 million orphans in the world..."
"Every day over 5,000 children become orphans..."
"Every day over 38,000 children age out of the care provided to them
because no family has stepped forward for them..."
"Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out
with no family to belong to and no place to call home..."
"Studies show that over 60% of the girls become prostitutes
and 70% of the boys become criminals..."

And the list could go on and on.  But did you know that there is an amazing adoption community who is praying, hoping, fighting to help children find families?  It was through this community that I "met" this precious girl...

Meet Jiao Jiao.  She is not just a number.  She is not just a statistic.  This little girl is compassionate, smart, resilient, and a true friend.   And now she will also be a precious DAUGHTER and SISTER to her new family who is running the race to bring her home.

And God has blessed me with a front row seat to see how He makes beauty from ashes.  She will have opportunities here that would never be available to her in China - school, therapy, the support and love of a FAMILY.  Best of all, she will have the chance to know the God of the universe who has loved her and been by her side through all that she has been through...things that no child should ever have to go through.  

Are we all called to adopt?  No.  But can we all do SOMETHING?  YES! 

Jiao Jiao's family, whom I have been given the privilege to know, are needing help in raising the funds for her adoption.  PLEASE take a moment and read their amazing story of heartache turned to hope here...

Please join me in sharing her story.  Join me in prayer for this precious child and her waiting family.  And please consider if you can GIVE to help bring her HOME.
Together, we can ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!