"After finding out that we cannot open a foster home, we decided to step back for a season to regain some perspective...
Ultimately, Hope Station is
all about family.
This past season really helped us to see that more clearly. We want to do whatever we can to bring family into kids’ lives. Family is everything (Eph. 3:14-15, 4:4-6). And giving the gift of family can look lots of different ways—from advocating for kids to be adopted, to giving an orphan a hug to show him somebody loves him...
...The one thing that will never change is this: We will always champion the orphan and give the gift of family wherever we can."
Blog excerpt from September 2016
In the fall of 2016, we started a new pilot therapy program in the orphanage. Hannah is our first kiddo to participate. The local hospital hasn't been able to give her a proper diagnosis, but we can see she has a lot of gaps in her development, especially social, speech, and motor skills. Rebekah spends time with Hannah each week working on improving her skills in these areas.
Another highlight in 2016 was having Board Member Deanna visit us in China! As a Speech Pathologist, Deanna was able to offer a lot of insight into Hannah's needs and how to encourage her development.
Little Finn arrived at the orphanage at just 5 months old. He's got a very serious countenance, but when we can get him to laugh it's the absolute best. He was born with Syphilis, a blood disease that can be managed with the right medication, and we are praying that a local family will step up and ask to adopt him.
Here's to 2017 adoptions!
THANK YOU to all who supported, encouraged, donated, prayed, and thought of us in 2016. The Lord has been faithful to us and to the children we serve. And we are forever grateful.