Thursday, July 26, 2012

Can You Pray?

Many of you may have heard of the terrible flooding and subsequent damage in the Fangshan district of Beijing city over the last weekend. If you haven't, check out this link for details:

The Gang and I are asking that you please, please join us in prayer for the many who have been affected. This region is particularly close to our hearts. The sister organization of our adoption agency, called Living Hope International runs one of their two homes there in Fangshan. You've read here numerous times of our love and passion for the work of LHI. (Like, HERE or HERE and more recently, HERE, for example!) We are proud sponsors of the young lady below, named Lois.

They are truly changing lives and doing the work of God in the communities of Fangshan and Fuzhou. And with the wide-spread devastation that these storms and flooding have left behind, they really need our prayers and our support like never before.

I've been in touch with the contacts for LHI here in the States and right now, the best thing we can do is pray for safety, for minimal losses, and for health for those working in the rescue and clean up process. You can bet that when I know what else they need, I'll be sharing the information with you all here.

On the Living Hope International home page, you'll notice a section about the China Angels. This is a dance troupe of students from the Fangshan and Fuzhou homes that is currently touring here in the States, all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Their purpose in coming is to raise awareness of the ministry of Living Hope International, as well as raise support and funding for the children who live in these two homes.

If you click HERE, you'll be able to see if there is a performance scheduled near your home. We took the kids last weekend and it was such a wonderful experience for all of us. There are always beautiful souvenirs for sale and opportunities to interact with the staff who travel with the kids. The Boss picked up a snazzy tie, since his new job requires a suit and tie every day now.

Please, keep Living Hope International and all of its leadership team and workers and students in your prayers. Keep our sweet Lois in your prayers. Our hearts are heavy for those sweet people who care so deeply for the children in their community.

Thank you.

1 comment:

Aus said...

Prayers offered GM -

hugs - aus and co.