Monday, November 26, 2012

Buddhist Temple Outing & Give1Save1ASIA!

I have NO IDEA what happened to ALL the photos on this blog! I am heading to bed and going to say a PRAYER that they are back when I wake up - because my God is WAY bigger than ALL the crazy internet/electronic issues I have suffered through while in China! Can I get an "amen"?!

We have been BLESSED once again by being chosen as the family of the week by Give1Save1 ASIA!

From their website:
"Every Monday I’m going to ask you for a dollar. I’m going to tell you who it’s going to and what it’s being used for. We’re mostly funding adoption for the people, by the people. We’re just going to rain down a crazy blessing on a family, organization, orphanage, or project and we’re going to do it every week. We’re going to get huge. And the world will be changed for lots of people because of your generosity. That sounds ex

citing, doesn’t it?! Let’s do it."

"And your dollar will be saving and restoring lives in all kinds of ways. Removing a child from an orphanage gives that child a family and a future, something everyone needs. It also frees up a bed in an orphanage for another orphan. Your dollar will change lives and save lives in ways you may never know."

You can visit their website at:

Starting November 25 our family will be featured and can receive donations.

Just to add a little fun:
We will draw a name for a giveaway - a chopstick set from CHINA! You need to leave a comment on either this FB event or the Give1Save1 Facebook page letting us know you donated or shared our story on your own blog or FB page.

It is soooo awesome how ONE DOLLAR can make a difference! Just like ONE FAMILY can make a difference to ONE ORPHAN!!

A friend posted this picture on face book today and tagged me.

"Praying for/ laying hands on China ... for all to know Jesus!"

We spent an hour this morning touring a Buddhist Temple

I think our guide said it was called the "Six Banyan Tree Temple". Apparently it once had six Banyan trees on it's property...but now there is only one left!

It was a "real live temple" as worshipers were coming and going while we were there.

It was built in the 500's...making it over 1500 years old!!

I just had to risk waking this cutie up by taking his picture (THANKFULLY he didn't wake up!). Darren Xiangzi still wears his shoes 24/7. The only time they are off is when he is in the bath AND when I take them off once he is asleep. Apparently this is VERY common and often disappears after a looooong plane ride home makes it clear orphanage life is a thing of the past!

Also note the handful of match box cars :) They are NEVER far from his side.

One more note before I head to bed:

Darren Xiangzi can VERY clearly say "McDonalds"....yep, you guessed it...we have been there WAY too much!!

Blessings from China, Sandy

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh internet if you don't have enough going on!! Love the shoes!! One day that will be a precious, long ago memory. You are almost home dear friend!! Hold on...let me say that again cuz I know that sounded nice to you. YOU ARE ALMOST HOME DEAR FRIEND!!! When's cardio workup begin?