Last year, our family had a prayerful goal to feed 1000 children for a month through Feed the Hungry. I believed we would finish this by this spring. In God's mercies, we were able to meet that goal in October of last year. Through a series of events, Jess from feed the hungry stopped by yesterday to meet us. What a God sized appointment it was for all of us as we shared our hearts with one another. Such a connection. It turns out that she was in fostercare/adoption before her work with feed the hungry. She has a personal story that resonates with ours. I am reading a book she left for me, The dark hole World Hunger. Page 46 "In the final analysis, world hunger comes down to the question: Who shall starve? Who shall survive?" Each day 251,000 children are feed through Feed the Hungry! We are in the process of our next 1000 children. This is in our hearts in honor of Jessie's journey and request to feed hungry children, "because I was hungry." We do this from the sales of the girls art that we have turned into jewelry, Each sale feed a child for a month. It is God working though our broken. www.shopourroyalcourt.com
WOW, how could I have missed updating this blog with all that God has done. Please forgive me.
We were able to complete the air purifiers and also the air conditioners for the Xinhua orphanage back in Sept of 2018 WHAT a long awaited completion of a project.
God is so good! He has used our efforts through our sales to support orphan care around the world. Today, we have finished purchasing 4 air conditioners units and 2 air purifiers for Jessie's old Xinhua orphanage in China. We are so excited to be a part of this blessing for these special and wonderful waiting children. They will forever have a special place in our hearts. If you are looking to buy some gifts with special meaning, please check out "Our Royal Court." We give $10.00 from every $24.99 sale! 100% goes to our current project. Our new goal is to feed 1000 children for a month! It cost $6.00 to feed 1 child for a month. The girls want to feed 1,000 Children! Shop here https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurRoyalCourt
So many improvements to this orphanage from 7 years ago when I was there. I am so happy about those answered prayers.
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Our goal was to feed 1000 children for a month. I calculated that we would finish that project in the late Spring of 2019. BUT we finished in Oct. of 2018. So the girls have asked to feed another 1000 children. We are working on that goal now. If you need gifts and want to help. Check out our site at www.shopourroyalcourt.com
We are so excited at how well Gloria's line is still doing. We have expanded her line to include a Born in Your Heart Snowflake Ornament. First, because I wanted one for myself and on our family tree! And then we thought you might like one too.
We are passionate about orphan care ( https://borninyourheart.blogspot.com/) I would have never imagined that something could have grabbed my heart this hard and held on so tight. But, it has!
I am so taken in by our "HOPE" that I need to channel my energy ( because I am going to explode). Some people write songs, books, carpentry, and more. Our talents is in jewelry making. We decided to continue our efforts in orphan care by making a, "Hope LINE" dedicated to our "Hope" Because of how we feel about her and the "all of it, " we are so VERY inspired, "AND we have not even meant her yet!" Our first creation is what I needed for myself. A visual reminder of why she has come. I will wear mine endlessly until she is home with her forever family. You can learn more about this on our website, http://goo.gl/CpmzMY I am not really sure what God is doing with all of this just yet, but I know it is going to be GREAT! Real Great!
The exciting thing about this line is we may have something we can use for fundraising for families for a variety of reason while supporting our passion for orphan care at the same time. A win-win.
I am going to LOVE telling people WHY I am wearing this bracelet. You just never know what can happen when Hope meets Faith!
We are in the process of unveiling a wonderful ministry that has been "Born in our Hearts," One that I did not see coming, but fits perfectly into our world. Stay tuned.
We are still working on the last two- well one air purifying systems for the SWI orphanage in China. We have the money for one and are still working on the money for the other. We are about $2500.00 short.
But in the meantime.
We have been hand forging a few designs. Have a look at these,
have taken our then 5 Year Old Gloria's Born in Your heart design and put in into a very special "Family" Charm Bracelet. You can Make one for yourself and a matching for a child. We wanted a way to embrace "family". I chose to put the birthstones for my husband and myself on one side, and our precious children on the other for my personal bracelet. We each have one matching..see below photo. The charm bracelet finishes with a family/Hope tag.
Great for a Grandmother, Mother, Family, friend. Just simply one to treasure.
This 316L stainless Steel bracelet is adjustable to any link and will not tarnish. You can wear it in water and all the time. I love the wear. You can also add charms as you go or grow your family.
If you are familiar with the center pendant,"Born in Your Heart," then you already know about the healing and beauty that our amazing child's drawing has given to our family and the world. She was only five years old and new to our family when she would be carrying a burden too heavy for herself. She had questions that I could not satisfy with my answers. I believe that God gave her a visual gift and then she drew her Born in Your Heart from that gift. It certainly is a beautiful and masterful drawing that has touched many deeply. She had defined our love , Motherhood. and FAMILY You can read more about our story and the projects that are being funded atwww.borninyourheart.com.
We added a circle around the hearts to represent eternity. Our hope is NOT with earthly things, it goes beyond. We love that you can build your own Family charm bracelet just the way you want; it becomes your story. A beautiful and personal memory of your family. One that you will delight in sharing and passing down. We hope that you will enjoy the awe, beauty, and passion of her Born in Your Heart, family bracelet.
A Mother's heart journeys through a lifetime of experiencing joys and sorrows along the way. We carry the banner of love, understanding, wisdom gained, and a hope. What more can this Mother of three beautiful treasured daughters write about this special design? If you are familiar with the center pendant,"Born in Your Heart," then you already know about the healing and beauty that our amazing child's drawing has given to our family and the world. She was only five years old and new to our family when she would be carrying a burden too heavy for herself. She had questions that I could not satisfy with my answers. I believe that God gave her a visual gift and then she drew her Born in Your Heart from that gift. It certainly is a beautiful and masterful drawing that has touched many deeply. She had defined our love and "Motherhood." You can read more about our story and the projects that are being funded at www.borninyourheart.com.
We added a circle around the hearts to represent eternity. Our hope is NOT with earthly things, it goes beyond. We love that you can build your own Mother's Heart just the way you want; it becomes your story. A beautiful and personal memory of your family. One that you will delight in sharing and passing down. We hope that you will enjoy the awe, beauty, and passion of her Born in Your Heart, " A Mother's Heart Collection."
But that is not all! We added inspirational words that will remind you to pray,have patience, and treasure your family.Each oval tag has a saying on each side. Three oval tags reading: Faith/Dream, Love/Born in Your Heart tm, and Hope/Family. We also added a wee Trinity knot to represent God.
AND now let's add your birthstones. You pick what months you want to add below and we will add them for you. I chose to do a bracelet for me and then one for each of our daughters as a "Family bracelet." So,please make it your own.
Thank you to all of you that were involved! Nine pieces of life improving equipment is in use. God lead us to this project. He provided through your generous gifts and our Born in Your heart Jewelry sales. MUCH can be done when we say YES! Our sacrifices are NOTHING compared to the victory of this equipment going through those gate. The very same gates that each lonely child first walks through when life CHANGES. Also the mountains that this must speak to the directors and workers. "When Love shows up...everything changes." Trust, faith and hope are being carried through these gates.
These children are so precious.....they deserve attention and a voice.
Lord I pray that this equipment strengthens them and that good loving families come SOON!
Because so many care so deeply for what is HIS....things are changing in this place.....
But they are cold, and wanting...and in deeper need. It gets very cold there about now. We made our trip 4 years ago at this time. It is a "see your breath cold inside the facility."