A glimpse of China… more to come….

My arrival back was just over a week ago from China. And it was another wonderful trip… There is lots to share, but one of the most important things was the work we continue to do with the Special Needs Orphanages.

The orphanages are special places to me, the Lord deposited the love for the children in my heart. In China, any child with a disability or deformity is not considered a “completely functional person”. Meaning, they are very discriminated against and when the children are born, they are abandoned. But the Lord, He has a plan for each of those children.

On this trip, we brought a young girl who had a disability. She was such an encouragement as I called her a “bulldozer” as she smashed down the ideas in the heads of those there that people with disabilities cannot do things. It was wonderful!!!!!

Our commitment and faithfulness to the Lord in reaching out consistently to one of the Special Needs Orphanages, caught the attention of the local communist officials. They were overwhelmed by the sincerity of the Love we have for the children. So much so, that they invited us to go to a school for the children and allow us to take pictures. Their invitation was truly favor with man. And the Word says, The hearts of wicked kings are like water in the hand of the Lord. Yes indeed. The Lord opened the door so we could touch more of the lives of the children.

Highlight from Dinner… truly why I was there….

The highlight for me was not the meal itself, but rather one beautiful 12 year old (or so) girl who kept coming my way and playing “hide and seek” with me. She was enamored with my blond hair. She would sneak up behind me to touch my hair and then flee away. I was trying to get her photo and she would “duck” out of site. It was quite fun. Finally, I “caught” her and was able to have a photo taken of the two of us….
I gave her a hug and kiss which just tickled her. Thank you Lord for allowing me to demonstrate your Love to this precious girl.

After dinner we walked the street shops and were able to share with many as they wanted to practice English and finding an interperter was easy.
Interacting with the people was so wonderful… It was too bad that the group was so tired from our 12 hour train journey into Kaifeng. My Spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak (very tired)… none the less, many received Him Who sent us…

A Dinner to Remember….

A transformation takes place at night, the streets go from cars to tables, and these little “food stations” are pushed out and set up.
It is an amazing site to see set up. They string lights across the “dinner tables”. and hook them on the “power pole” with what is a jumper cable clip.
Makes you say.. OSHA approval.. no way…. But it is all apart of the experience…..

Dinner is served under the stars.. Our guide for the evening (who did not speak much English at all) picked out our food courses. It was definately an adventure. Some of the dishes looked…. well, see photos below.. but all in all, I had one truly amazing quite tasty meal.

Kaifeng Nightime Cafe:
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Going to back to Asia…..Orient express

Wow, departures and arrivals come so quickly…. I guess that is why we are told that we are running a race!

Ok, so it’s back to Asia, but this time NE Asia ~ back to China…. . Our ministry schedule, like usual, is not firmly set. We have an “outline” of what we can be doing, but that is all subject to change once we land in Beijing. None the less, I am really excited about the trip. Tentative schedule includes a return to Hayden ~ the special needs orphanage I share often about. The place has my heart. After a few days, off to Kaifeng.. the overnight train journey to visit the Chinese Jews and see the orphanage we were at two years ago. It is time to go back and I am really stirred about that…. After Kaifeng, well we’ll see if it is on another train….
All subject to change as the spirit leads. Since the Olympics, there has been a huge crackdown on the Christians, so our plans will just flow!!!

Prayer request as we do this next journey… I can not thank you enough for standing alongside of me as we venture out….

1. For the plan and purpose of the trip to be accomplished.. by the team and individuals on the team
2. For the Holy Spirit to operate freely through us (no hindrances)
3. For the gifts in all the individuals to be pulled upon at a new level.
4. For the places we are to go and stay… for those places have been prepared and all we need to do is step into them
5. For the people who are being persecuted to be encouraged and strengthened from heaven
6. For the Children at Hayden and Kaifeng and all the orphanages to have their adoptions approved and completed (most adoptions are on hold and have been so for some time)
7. For the protection of the team, spirit, soul and body.
8. For safe food, transportation, ministry and conversation
9. For all the connections for the team as we travel to be without hindrance and delay
10. For the Katherine, who we will be leaving in China (missionary being assigned), to have a smooth transition into Chinese life and ministry
11. For the people to experience the Love of God in a way that further strengthens their grip on the Lord and allows them to see Him in His beauty and majesty.

My prayers for you are:
For the Lord to strengthen each and every one of you spirit, soul and body. For the peace of God to garrison about your minds, hearts and body. For all the eyes to remain firmly fixed upward on the Lord and His ability to do the seemingly impossible things ~ because with God, all things are possible. For those who need assistance during this time of worldly uncertainty to come to know that in heaven the markets and economy is fixed and stable. That it is Your desire, Father God, to bring heaven here to earth so that it will truly be a demonstration of “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven!” Thank you Lord that your treasuries are abounding and not at risk of “being bankrupted”, for your provision is always more than enough. Lord, most importantly, I think you for taking my faith family and using them to reach the lost and dying world. That each one of them continues to bring others into fellowship with the Lord through sharing His Son Jesus Christ. Lord, drop your presence upon each and every one, and a measure of your anointing to take them to another level, where as they encounter people, they are bringing heaven to earth and touching hearts and changing others eternal lives…. In Jesus name. Amen!