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Friday
Apr262019

Our Seventh Three-Legged Charity Walk

Last month, over 800 men, women and children joined us in walking to change the lives of the children we serve in Qinghai and Hong Kong. Despite the rainy day, everyone enjoyed the event. And the rain didn't come down until the end!

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Saturday
Apr202019

The Promise of New Life

The coming Easter holiday reminds Christians everywhere of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of new life for all who believe in him. His sacrificial death has been the driving force behind our mission in Qinghai as we have helped find forever families for the children in Xining Children's Home.

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Saturday
Apr202019

The Promise of New Life

The coming Easter holiday reminds Christians everywhere of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of new life for all who believe in him. His sacrificial death has been the driving force behind our mission in Qinghai as we have helped find forever families for the children in Xining Children's Home.

Today, I am introducing you to one of those children, He Jun Jie, whose name is now Reid. He lives with the Naser family in Wisconsin, USA. A few months ago, his parents took him on a trip to Qinghai for his tenth birthday. It was a touching and powerful experience for everyone involved as he met the very people who took care of him during the first few months of his life.

I want to share with you the letter that Lisa wrote to me about Reid.

He Jun Jie was born in November 2006 with a rather large unilateral cleft lip and palate and brought to Xining Children's Home. He spent the first 14 months of his life loved by his foster Mom, Dad, and brother. In January of 2007, he became Reid and a part of our family from Wisconsin, USA. Before Reid left for Wisconsin, we were able to meet his foster family. His foster Mom brought a gift of his favourite yogurt and snacks to the meeting.

10 years later, Reid and our family were able to return to China. Christian Action was instrumental in showing us what Reid's China life had looked like. We met the orphanage director who gave us a tour of the orphanage, arranged a meeting with Reid's foster family, and took us to his finding place.

As I write this, my heart is full. To know that my beautiful boy who is now a teen was so well cared for and loved is a gift and then to meet his foster family 10 years later is a miracle. To be standing in Reid's finding place and to hear what life was like in this area of China 10 years ago is incredible.

I read Siew Mei's blog regularly, especially about all the children CA cares for. I knew that when I adopted Reid, the care he had received was exceptional. To return and see that exceptional care continues speaks to the dedication Christian Action and Siew Mei has for the people of Xining and surrounding communities.

Thank you Siew Mei and Christian Action for loving my son, for providing and giving him a great start at life. Thank you for welcoming us back and for providing us an experience that reinforces Reid's Chinese heritage. There are not words big enough in the English language to describe the emotions associated with this trip nor the depth of gratitude we feel.

Sincerely,
Jeramie, Lisa, Olivia, and Reid Naser

I'm so thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to touch the lives of these young children through CA. Hearing stories and testimonies from the families of our adoptees gives us fuel to power our continuing mission.

I pray that the resurrection of our Lord Jesus will remind us that love is important. May we all continue sharing His love and blessings to everyone, especially those in need.

Thursday
Apr112019

Off to New Horizons

Saying goodbye is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is often necessary when we face a new season in our lives. Gratitude for the past and welcoming the future is how I feel as we move out of our New Horizons building. For over 30 years, it has been Christian Action's home as well as a place that offered a beacon of hope for the people we served. Now that our time here is almost over, I am deeply grateful to God for helping us to fulfil His mission in this amazing building.

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Thursday
Apr042019

Advocating Servant Leadership

It is my personal belief that leadership in the 21st Century should be all about serving. History has often left the impression that leadership is about having power. In fact, a great leader is a person who leads meaningfully with their whole heart, and who puts the people he or she serves first-in fact, a servant leader.

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