Sep 29, 2009

Overwhelmed (in many ways)

Head still spinning.

Overwhelmed by the number of people who would love to support me in the next adventure, people who share a similar vision and a lifelong dream of running an orphanage.

Overwhelmed by the amount of work that has to be done.

Overwhelmed by the amount of money that has to be raised.

But also overwhelmed by the God who is granting a lifelong dream ... and it landed in my lap.

This March, when in China ... we could tell things were being built. Things were coming together.  Bridges were being built.  But we didn't know what for or when or what it looked like.  Yesterday, that began to come into focus.

Friday I had been lamenting the fact that I wanted to help kids, really help them in something sustainable.  I even used this one particular group of kids as example of the type of kids I was wanting to help.  Wouldn't you know ... less than 72 hours later, THOSE kids were offered to me to care for ... not kids "like" them .. but THEM.  (insert Twilight Zone theme song here).

So don't be shocked at me asking strange questions and having odd requests over the next few months.

I'm thinking of some working models - like New Day Foster home in Beijing.  Wouldn't it be awesome to be like that someday?  But we also can't forget that we are starting at the beginning and we need to take baby steps.

Meanwhile, if you would like to be involved in some way ... let me know what you feel you could do/would want to do.  We need everything!   Welcome to the rollercoaster ride.


  1. How amazing! I have been trying to get Troy to move to China and work with the children, but so far no luck... even 6 months on, six off...but no go. It sounds like a dream come true!

    God is so awesome, I know he will provide all the plans, people, finances, and more. We'll be praying for you!

  2. Something really strange is that Sunday night exactly, I was overcome by imaginings of life in China. That day exactly, Lauren and I had discussed sending Jillian to live with her and I said that I could come too, and while we were at it, we could all come.
    God takes those things that most people think couldn't happen in a thousand years and makes them seem logical and doable.
    And if you didn't already know...... I want to help in any way I possibly can.