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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Little About Erin

I thought I'd tell you a little about Erin. We've been together almost a week now, and her personality is emerging. It is obvious that music is a vital part of who she is. She is constantly singing or humming. We had uploaded the Frozen CD onto the iPod, and she is already singing "Do you want to build a snowman?" She spends hours listening to music and books on tape. She spells English words all the time, and is a sponge for learning new things. She is bit of a picky eater, and isn't a fan of trying new things. She does like noodles, yogurt, eggs, and rice. So far I haven't had much success getting her to eat too many vegetables, or even fruit. Pizza, chicken, fries and hamburgers are also on her good list.

Erin is fixated on being young. She says she is 11, instead of 12, and was very offended when we said she was 12. She wants to know if people are big or little (age wise), and says she only likes little. She wants to be a little girl forever. One of our other girls is also focused on age. I can't help but wonder if it is because there is a clock that ticks for all those kids in orphanages. Here in China, once that clock turns to their14th birthday their opportunity is lost.

She is also very vocal about sharing her Bible knowledge with anyone who will listen. Our guide and driver have been forced to listen to Bible stories because we've been in traffic jams, and driving around for paperwork. They now know the name of Moses' mother, and what happened to Joseph 😀. How incredible is it that an orphan in China, not only knows about God, but is eager to share that news with others!!!

We went to the pool today and she loved the water!! She can't swim yet, but the hotel has a small pool and she played in that until the rain came in. We plan on taking her and Elli again tomorrow. It is good for her to be out and about.

Continued thanks for prayers!

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