One Less Orphan, One More Sanders…

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We had traditional Korean bread for lunch on the way to the airport

A lunch of traditional Korean bread on the way to the airport.

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A parting photo…

Leaving Incheon International Airport.

Leaving Incheon International Airport for Changsha, Hunan, China.

Loyal Teddy riding in a cart at the airport.

Loyal Teddy waits in a cart with our carry-on baggage, etc.

Since we were seated at the back of the plane, we were nearly last to disembark. This meant most all the passengers were watching from the tram as Lovey carefully (but independently) descended the steps with her cane. May God grant both our girls grace to be gentle ambassadors for positive attitude change wherever they go.

Our seats were at the back of the plane, so we were nearly last to disembark. This meant most all the passengers were watching from the tram as Lovey carefully (but independently) descended the steps with her cane. May God grant both our girls grace to be gentle ambassadors for positive attitude change wherever they go. And may He give us grace, as parents, to continue to smile at the 400,000th gaping stare of the day. I’m thinking this will be to the nth degree more difficult with little Hope, but I’m determined not to let it rob me of my present joy!

 

 

 


We flew into China from Seoul on Saturday evening around 6:30 pm. Our guide, Wendy Wang, was waiting at the airport with a driver. We loaded our luggage and rode about 45 minutes to the Huatian (why-tee’-in) Hotel in Changsha (Chang-sha’) and fell into bed, exhausted. God is so good! We have felt the presence of angels several times since we left home. One had the face of a young Chinese girl chasing after us with a passport we must’ve dropped on our way out of the airport. Carrying a sleeping 5 year-old while managing heaps of luggage is not our favorite way to go through immigration and customs. I have to admit, more than once since we left home I’ve agreed with many of our friends that we must be

completely.

out.

of.

our.

minds.

How did we ever think we could do this?

And yet, inexplicably, I have a song in my heart and peace in the deepest places of my soul as we proceed forth with great eagerness. Very soon there will be one less orphan in the world.

ONE LESS!

And one more little Sanders to love.

Wendy had a few pictures on her phone since she was also the guide who accompanied several WACAP agency representatives to visit our little one’s orphanage last week. When I saw those pictures, my spirit was renewed and I remembered this one is ours – she was always meant to be in our family and we can hardly wait to woo her and make her our own little daughter.

Here she is with the assistant director of the orphanage.

Here she is with the assistant director of the orphanage. Be still my heart!

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart.” Jeremiah 1:5

Please join us in asking God for a miracle. There is nothing He cannot do. We probably need a series of miracles to heal her broken heart and quiet her countless fears as she is transferred to our care. So sad that you have to break her heart to give her the blessing of family but so glad she has been loved up to this point. He is able!

It won’t be long now…

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