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Grace’s Determination

Have you ever thought about what the real meaning of determination is, especially when it comes to a child? I actually looked it up in the dictionary last week, and when I saw these words — RESOLVE, WILLPOWER, and STRENGTH OF CHARACTER — the very first face that came into my mind was Grace from Uganda. If you follow our work you already know Grace’s story, of a young girl growing up in a remote village whose stomach began to grow rapidly many years ago.  It grew to a point where she found it difficult to sit or even breathe, and her failing health caused her to drop out of school…an absolute tragedy for a girl with such an insightful, curious, and intelligent mind.

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Sending Life-Changing Wheelchairs To Kids In Uganda

We were recently able to deliver four wheelchairs to children with special needs in Uganda. Although it took over a year to get them there, their arrival has been truly life-changing for a couple of the children in particular at the Mukono Healing Home. Andre has been so excited to be able to get around quickly. He can push himself a bit, but he truly loves to be pushed around.

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Beginning Foster Care in Uganda

All of us at LWB believe so strongly that every child deserves to experience life in a family, so today we’re excited to share more about our new foster care program in Uganda. LWB has a long history of running foster care in China and then more recently in Cambodia, so we were eager to bring this expertise to Uganda and help provide children with family-based care. Traditionally, many families in Africa have readily provided informal fostering for relatives’ children or people close to them, but providing full-time foster care to a child whose parents and background are unknown is a very new concept to many in Uganda.

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Progress at the Sokhem Sibling School

We wanted to share some photos today from our Sokhem Sibling School in rural Cambodia because we’re so excited by the progress being made with this innovative program. First though, we want to share again just WHY this project is so important and why we believe it’s so critical that the Sibling School continues.

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Healing Home Hero of the Week: Terrific Tula

Ever since Tula arrived at our Heartbridge Healing Home, she’s been dazzling her caregivers with her boundless energy, bright smile, and sweet demeanor. Most babies are shy at first, but Tula has shown her bubbliness from the get-go. Like most babies, Tula entered Heartbridge with some delayed development. Since her arrival, she has been making great progress with learning new things. She enjoys choosing her own toys and creating sound effects with them.

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Bekah’s Watermelon Run 2018

One of our favorite fundraisers of the year is coming up in less than a month:  Bekah’s 4th annual Watermelon Run!  Bekah’s Watermelon Run+Walk+Roll is a 5K race in Colorado that welcomes participants to run, walk, wheel or enjoy a stroller ride along the accessible 5K / 3.1 mile course to raise funds for Love Without Boundaries Foundation and Biblia Global.

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Life Skills Camp: Navigating The Streets Of Beijing And Farewell

The final day of Life Skills Camp 2018 brought an exciting challenge as the teens set out on a journey through the streets of Beijing. There will come a day when these teens will need to be able to find their way around their cities on their own, and this exercise was a fun way to test their independence.

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Life Skills Camp: First Day At The Beach

Each year during Life Skills camp, we dedicate one day to taking all the teens to a beach. Since these teens have grown up in orphanages, it is the first time that any of them have seen the sea. Beach day is always a highlight, and this year’s campers made the most of this exciting “first”!

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Life Skills Camp: Singing In The Rain

Day four of our Life Skills Camp for orphaned teens was a real adventure. Their day began with a field trip to the Summer Palace in Beijing, perhaps the most famous imperial garden in the world — in a torrential downpour. Fortunately, our fearless China director Cindy made sure everyone had matching ponchos!

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Life Skills Camp: The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and More Fun

The teens at our Life Skills Camp are really starting to relax as they get to know each other better! On the first day of camp, we purposefully put them into groups where they do not know anyone so that they can branch out and make friends from other orphanages. As you will see from these photos, the fun has really begun. Today was the third day of Life Skills Camp, and the field trip for the morning began at The Forbidden City.

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