Wednesday, November 23, 2011

3rd Referral anniversary

Can you believe its been 3 years since LynnMarie ChunAi became a part of our family? Not physically, but the day before Thanksgiving 3 years ago, I got a call that forever changed my life and you can read that amazing story here.
It was truly one of the best days of my life as I experienced God in a way that I had rarely heard before so this day will forever be etched in my mind and heart.

Lu Chun Ai was her given name 2008

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book Review and contest for The House of Hope

Contest info located at bottom of the post!!
I was blessed to be given the opportunity to read a book that touched my heart. Now I knew going in it was going to do that, as it has to do with Chinese orphans, but this beautiful family's act of obedience had me pouring tears. Most of the readers of my blog are adoptive families and there are some who are just touched by adoption. I wish I could give every one of you a copy of this book. I read it in one day! I think what I loved most about this book is the fact that this act of obedience helped make a world of difference to those who need it most.
This book shares the honest fear that sometimes comes with stepping out in faith. Sometimes they didn't know where the next dollar was going to come from, but God always provided. How wonderful to have faith like that. This book will encourage your walk, will motivate you to take that extra step and also to encourage others.

I strongly recommend buying this book as 100% of the proceeds are going to help this wonderful couple and their ministry!

Don't forget to fb or tweet the info located at the bottom of this post!

About the Book:

One couple’s powerful ministry to some of China’s most vulnerable children
Robin and Joyce Hill lived in a gated community in Beijing. Their family’s life was marked by luxury and the security of Robin’s job as an engineer. Then one day, as members of their church, they had a chance to tour a state-run orphanage. Haunted by the needs of the children they saw there, for the next four years they tried to help the institute in meaningful ways.

In 1998 the Hills planned to leave China, but instead felt a sudden call from God on their lives. They left their gated community–reserved for only non-Chinese residents–moved their family into a small apartment miles outside of Beijing and immediately began to take in foster children.

They took in any child, but especially those that needed extra care—terminally ill children that couldn’t receive care elsewhere, and those that needed complicated and expensive surgeries that the Hills soon began to coordinate and sometimes pay for out of their own savings.

What began as Hope Foster Home is now New Hope Foundation. As they continue their work, the Hills enjoy support from major corporations and high-profile philanthropists as well as the trust of the Chinese authorities. The Hills’ story is an inspiring example of God’s care and provision for those whom society does not value. Learn more about Hope Foster Homes here:

“I strongly support Robin and Joyce Hill’s New Hope Foundation which is saving so many orphan lives in China. Read this amazing story of God’s grace and accept the challenge to make a difference!”
–Steven Curtis Chapman

“I had the privilege of going to China and witnessing the work that God is doing through Robin and Joyce Hill. They are wonderful servants of God who lovingly care for the ‘least of these.’ I hope that many will read this book and consider their example.”
–Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love
About the Author:
Elisabeth Gifford is a journalist who has written for the London Times and the Independent Newspapers. She lives in Kingston, England, and teaches children with dyslexia.

**I was given a copy of this book in order to provide my review from Litfuse Publicity, no other compensation was given.

Contest Information

(do not enter on my blog)
The publisher is sponsoring a $50 “GET / GIVE” GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for themselves AND $50 will be given in the winner’s name to Hope Foster Home.

To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using #HFH) about The House of Hope or share about it on Facebook!
If you tweet we’ll capture your entry when you use #HFH. If you share it on Facebook or your blog, just email us and let us know ( Easy.
Not sure what to tweet/post? Here’s an idea:
TWEET THIS: Couple gives all to rescue babies in China! 100% proceeds go to #HopeFosterHome RT 4 $50 to @amazon & $50 to #HFH