A much needed rest day

It was a good day. We were able to stay in the hotel and spend quite a bit of time with the girls today. We received the paperwork back from the different cities that we have spent the last couple of days running to – we will take it with us to Guangzhou on Saturday. One of the items that we received is the … Read More A much needed rest day

Ni hao!

April writes: Today has been a MUCH better day!  Thank you all so much for your prayers!  🙂 After a good night’s sleep, we got up early this morning (6 a.m.) to start our day.  The girls ate breakfast well and we were packed up and ready to leave for Luohe by 8.  We had mentioned to our CCAI Rep Yisha about our tramautic … Read More Ni hao!


What a day. Not much commentary, just pictures. The Lord has been, as He always is, superabundant in His mercy and grace toward us. The girls have been wonderful. Faith is a ham, Hope is quiet and petite – very much used to getting her way. I anticipate posting more later but April and I want to thank all of you who have prayed … Read More GOTCHA DAY!

Last night as a family of nine!

We arrived in Zhengzhou, tired and worn but excited about what the Lord has in store for us in the next 15 hours. We received updated reports on our girls on the bus ride from the airport to our hotel. I have included pictures of the reports if you would like to read and use them to inform your prayers. A few of the … Read More Last night as a family of nine!

Great Wall

It is Sunday morning, 4:42 a.m. here in Beijing. We had a packed day yesterday. We went to the Great Wall and spent 90 minutes there or so. It was cold once again so we hiked a bit up and down and then went to the coffee shop located at the base of the Wall. The steps were quite steep and snow covered, so … Read More Great Wall

Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

It snowed for the first time this winter in Beijing today. I guess we brought the weather with us! We spent a couple of hours touring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It was quite cold as you can see from the pictures. We also went on a Hutong (the part of town we were in) Tour – we were driven (?) on bicycle … Read More Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City


Wed, Feb 5 Leave U.S. for Beijing. Depart Louisville to Detroit on Delta flight 5730 (8:01-9:29). Depart Detroit to Beijing on Delta flight 189, (12:25-15:10 Thursday) 13 hour 45 min flight time. Prayer Requests: Travel safety. For our children and the different families they’re staying with (please apply and repeat daily! 🙂 ) Thurs, Feb 6 Arrive in Beijing 3:10 p.m. Staying at Sunworld … Read More TRAVEL ITINERARY AND PRAYER REQUEST GUIDE

Made it to Beijing!

Thank you for your prayers, we made it! We are all pretty tired – none of us slept on the plane. The hotel is nice but the two beds are twins so someone’s going to be on the floor. And seeing how Graceann is already sacked out in one of them, it looks like that’s going to be me. Here are a couple of … Read More Made it to Beijing!