Amy Carmichael wrote, “But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed.”
Over the past few months New Day North has been busy. They have thirteen children in their care right now, and eleven nannies working busily to care for the little ones. It’s a lot of love, a lot of therapy, and bottles and bottles of warm milk for so many precious children.
One of the interesting things about New Day North is that they work primarily within local orphanages. This means that the scope of their work is so much bigger than the thirteen children and eleven nannies… it expands throughout the entire orphanage. Every new child that comes in, every big event, every adoption and surgery and education plan… the work is very much on the front lines.
So what does this mean? It means that the needs are just that more visible. The urgency to see orphans in families – whether their birth families, a foster family, domestic adoption or international adoption, is strong. The hope to watch children who have been given up on reach their full potential is never-ending.
Because of this, New Day North has rented a new apartment and is in the beginning stages of hiring staff and setting it up to care for more children!
They threw a Housewarming Party last month, inviting people to “come” and “bring something” for the foster home. And guess what? There are still some very needed things that you can bring, if you’d like.
Stephanie and her soon-to-be-adopting family are throwing a Baby Shower for the new foster home, and for the current needs of the kiddos at New Day North.
Here’s how it works… just go to Amazon.com, purchase something off of the registry, and then it will be shipped straight to Stephanie. Is that cute or what!? Send a care package to orphans in China without having to pay international shipping? I mean… what’s better than that!?
So this is your formal invitation to a baby shower half-a-world away. Stephanie keeps telling me to watch the “wish list” and add more needed items to it if the list runs low. I keep telling her to warn me if her bags start looking too full.