It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have a little fun while giving thanks for all you do! This year we have lots of little turkeys whose lives have been changed thanks to your support, and our entire team is saying “gobble gobble” with true gratitude!
None of our life-changing work is possible without your generosity and kindness. Today we give thanks for every person who has given their time, their hearts, and their gifts to children in need.
May you have a blessed holiday surrounded by those you hold dear!
Many of you have followed the story of Tim, a wonderful young man who grew up in the Kaifeng orphanage in Henan province. When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He became part of our education program, and we learned very quickly just what a wonderful student he was.
Tim in 2006
When Henry first came to our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last year, he was too young and not ready for the classroom.
What a difference a year can make! Thanks to a little growing up time and his loving teachers, Henry is now a classroom star. Read more.
Each year, our friends and supporters help us select our favorite photos of the past year. The votes are in, and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos that YOU have helped to choose as your Top Ten Photos of 2015.
Be sure to visit our website to see which photos were voted as YOUR favorites!
Last month we learned about a baby from southern China with complex heart issues. Her orphanage had arranged for her to be seen in Beijing, but the surgeons there felt the little girl was inoperable, and so with that very sad diagnosis, they sent her back home.
LWB is fortunate to partner regularly with the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, and so we offered to have Luna seen by the expert heart surgeons there. She arrived to the hospital extremely weak, struggling to feed because even that simple act would exhaust her. Read more.
Despite the misconception that Chinese orphanages are filled with girls, approximately 75% of the orphaned children in China waiting for families are boys.
We think so highly of the boys in our programs and want to share those who continue to wait to be chosen by a family. Some of these boys have been waiting for years. Read more.
The dictionary says that a snack is a small portion of food eaten between meals. Here in the U.S., we often think of a snack as a pleasant treat – cookies or chips – something we enjoy but don’t really need.
Do you work with children with special educational needs? If so, we would love to have your best tips, suggestions, and ideas for helping these incredible kids reach their fullest potential!
Special Education is not readily available in China, and we want to help teachers like those in our Believe in Me orphanage schools who work with children of all levels and abilities have a multitude of ideas and inspiration at their fingertips. Within the next few weeks, LWB will be launching our new Education Resource website in China. Read more.