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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

Xiaoyun Speaks

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Please feel free to share Xiaoyun's video with anyone who will watch!

Xiaoyun's video was unscripted - she wanted to tell people about the orphans, so we sat the camera in front of her and asked one question  "What do you want to tell others?". This is her reply.
Xiaoyun was adopted in April, just days before she turned 14 and would no longer have been eligible for adoption.

51 comments:

  1. Wow! That's beautiful! Just what I needed to see and hear before we go get our daughter on Friday from China. Thnak you, Xiaoyun!

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  2. Beautiful Xiaoyun. You did a super job explaining to others why we need to adopt.

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  3. I am absolutely in a puddle of tears. I remember seeing XiaoYun's photo so many times. So thrilled to see that she is doing so well and that she is speaking out to help others! God bless you all!

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  4. I am simply speechless.

    Crying so hard I can barely type and thinking that maybe you should have put a warning up before people hit the "play" button.

    I am so happy for Xiaoyun that she has a baba and mama and for her heart for those left behind. What a beautiful, sweet soul she has!

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  5. Amazing! What a beautiful child!

    Thank you for sharing this.....brought tears to my eyes of joy for your daughter.

    Oh, to bring them all home!!!

    To know Jesus.

    To have a family!

    This is very powerful and profound.

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  6. Very good, and GOD loves you very much,by the way I am from china too. my name is Josiah, and I am 12 years old. My family adopted me to years ago.Thank You for making the video, I hope more boy and girls will get adopted.

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  7. Oh my tears running down my face. Someone should be a proud mama...this little girl is amazing.

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  8. This is so precious! Thank you for sharing this! I just found your blog through Annie's blog, Cornbread and Chopsticks. What a blessing our children are and what a joy to be honored with the privilege to be their mama and babas!

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  9. Thank you SO, SO, SO much for posting this. I advocated for XiaoYun and was so happy when I found out she had a family. She is SO beautiful and her back is SO straight! Praise God!

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  10. Beautiful..absolutely beautiful..

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  11. Oh, Xiaoyun - what a beautiful adovocate for orphans you are! God bless you! So many of us are so very proud of you!

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  12. Wow! I too am speachless! This is what the Bible tells us. That we should care for the widows and orphans. And she is so right. They ALL need a Baba and Mama to love them. Thank You Xiaoyun for such a Great job reminding us.
    God Bless Y'all.
    PapaGordon

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  13. Thank you so much for posting this little special one and her mamma. What a wonderful plan God has for you life little one. This made me cry. Keep talking about what it is like to be an orphan. And may God use your sweet tender heart for the Glory of His kingdom and for the finding of many homes for His little ones..

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  14. Thank you God, for Xiaoyun, for her caring and kind heart, and for her Mama and Baba.
    mikaeliemom

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  15. Wow! Xiaoyun, what an amazing young woman you are. I think you will go fantastic places in your life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and advocating for the many other children who need families. We need more young people like you in the world. You are an inspiration!

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  16. Xiaoyun, Beautifully said. You are a very special girl. I'm so happy you have your Mama and Baba.
    ~~Jeannie
    Caring for China's Orphans since 1995
    Remembering Annabelle's Wish
    I will always remember your words and continue the work.

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  17. Precious! Thank you for sharing- what a beautiful gift to remind us what is important and to share all we have.

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  18. You have just made me cry tears because I am so very happy to see that you are with your Mama and Baba. When my daughter, Maddie, gets home from school I am going to show this to her. She was adopted from China when she was almost 5 and is Deaf. Now that she is home (and she has two big brothers who spoil her) she can use her hands to talk (sign language) and is doing very, very well in school! She also has been learning all about God...just like you have! I wish I lived closer so we could all go out for a big, big ice cream cone!!! Hugs to you sweet girl!!!!! Heather Luke

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  19. beautiful...I'm ready to start a new Dossier!

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  20. Oh that the Church would use their voice the way Xiaoyun has. She has certainly come a long way in a short time and she is ready and willing to witness already. Praise God and the mighty works He has already done through her witness. thank you for posting this

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  21. Please consider using a whey supplement shake in the morning to get some weight on your darling! It is the only thing that has worked for my 27 pound daughter (from China.)

    Lynne

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  22. This is so inspiring and touching. God bless you Xiaoyun! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. The Saltsman family think Xiaoyun is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. We loved the video and we pray it inspires others to consider adoption.

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  24. Awesome Xiaoyun! Yes, that is exactly what God's children need...a mama and a baba to love them as God already does. You rock!

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  25. Xiaoyun you are very very special - what a heartfelt video to let people know how wonderful it is to adopt a child who needs a Baba and Mama. I had to find the tissue box, this moved me so.

    Jan J., mama to Lily, adopted as a baby in Anhui Province, and Jing, adopted at almost 7 in Shaanxi Province, both 14 - if only I could go get one more!

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  26. God bless you, Xiaoyun, even more than He already has. He certainly has blessed our family. We are heading back to China for our second precious daughter. Thank you for spreading the message like no one else can.

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  27. I am crying and crying over this video. I can't wait to bring my babies home from China and hold them close. Thank you for posting this!

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  28. Amazing. What a special young lady. Our daughter was adopted at 6.5 with severe congenital scoliosis, from Beijing #1, so I was especially touched by her story.

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  29. I just love this video! I've watched it 3 days in a row, and still get teary. My wife and I are in the midst of trying to adopt a 13 year old from China now. Sharing this precious girl's video with the world powerfully reinforces the fact that bringing our future daughter home to us is surely God's will for our family. Thanks!

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  30. Amazing! What a gift it is when families find each other.

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  31. This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen or heard. From the mouths of babes comes truth. What a beautiful girl, what a beautiful heart.

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  32. Thank you for the post, your daughter and mine could be sisters. My daughter is 9 and has had surgery on her back as well! She has been home with us three years. Their spirits are so similar. I just loved listening to her.

    Colleen
    mom to 3 bio boys and Elizabeth,9, Xian, Shaanxi province

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  33. Loved listening to your daughter. Our daughters could be sisters. Their spirits are so similar and my daughter had surgery on her back as well. I would love to have permission to post this on my FB page.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Colleen
    mom to 3 bio boys and Elizabeth, 9, home 3 years from Xian, Shaanxi province

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  34. How inspiring! May I share this with friends and post it? If only others could hear her words! From the mouth of a child who knows!
    Bless you for sharing!

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  35. How Precious! We are in the process of adopting a girl from China. Xiaoyun, You did a wonderful job on the video! That was by far the cutest video I have ever seen on the computer. I know your Baba and Mama are so happy to have you in their family. If my family was not already adopting from China, we would be after watching that video. Keep telling everyone about the darling children from China. God loves you very much!!!

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  36. I love this video! I just saw a link to it on RainbowKids. :) We adopted our daughter from China in December 2007 through America World Adoption Association. Your daughter looks so much like our daughter when she smiles. So pretty!

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  37. Oh my! What a blessing you have in that wonderful daughter. I wish every child could know the love of a baba and mama (and know the love of God, as your daughter clearly does). Just a wonderful video. I have watched it several times. Heather N.

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  38. I'm crying as I type this! What a blessing your beautiful daughter is!! God is going to use this precious girl mightily for His kingdom!
    We should be traveling to China this summer to bring home our little girl!! Watching this I'm even more anxious to get there so my baby can have her Baba and Mama!!
    Blessings to you and your lovely family!

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  39. Apparently it is very possible to laugh and cry at the same time -- what a beautiful video to share to encourage people to DO something for these children! Thank you for encouraging her to share with all of us. I'm going to share the link on my blog -
    Kelly

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  40. You are so very special Xiaoyun, loved by God, your Mama and Baba, and many others. Thank you for your beautiful witness Many prayers coming your way sweet girl.

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  41. My husband and I just watched this and we both cried! She is so loving and amazing. She is such a beautiful child. God has truly blessed your family with a precious gift! We are praying for Xiaoyun for God to watch over her and protect her during her surgeries and healing. Thank you Xiaoyun for your wise, inspirational words for the orphans. Thank you for sharing this. God Bless you!

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  42. What a precious, sweet girl with wonderful insight on what God desires for His children. Xiaoyun, thank you! You are a special blessing for your mama and baba!!

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  43. So precious and such a sweet, sweet spirit she has! Through the eyes of a child....!! We hope to be traveling this summer to be our little Tian's Baba and Mama. He's 2 years old and with cleft lip and palate and he is adorable!

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  44. Wow. Beautiful girl, beautiful words. Thank you for sharing!

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  45. Wow!! I just now watched this video and I just can't imagine anything more beautiful.

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