Friday, June 25, 2010

Joining in on the fun!!!! (And, stepping out in faith!)

An Orphan'sWish


My sweet friend, Stefanie, over at Ni Hao Y'all is celebrating....

She is celebrating her 1000th post!!!  Can you believe it????

And this gal is so darn creative....

For every comment she receives to help her celebrate, she is donating one dollar to An Orphan's Wish!!!!

Now, I need to back up a bit....

Do y'all know Stefanie?  If, not....where have you been????

(You really need to check out her blog!)

In a nut shell:

She and her husband have nine kids!!!!!  They have adopted from China five times!!!!!
She is funny, witty,and compassionate!
She loves the Lord with all her heart!
She is crazy in love with her husband and kids!!!

She is the director of An Orphan's Wish , and I have the humbled privilege of volunteering for this amazing organization....working with her and all the other wonderful AOW volunteers and most importantly helping out the precious children who reside there.

Here is all I ask of you, my dear friends....

1. Please leave a comment over at Stefanie's blog. (At this moment, she has received about 500 or
so comments!)

2. Please leave a comment here on my blog. Yep, I have been totally inspired by Stefanie. I want to  just        join in on this 'party'....as Stefanie calls it! I know I won't get even a fraction of the amount of comments...but, that is so not the point!  (However, I may consider doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling the dollar amount I give based on the comments I receive.)

3. Please check out what is going on at An Orphan's Wish. (Just click on the button below)


An Orphan'sWish

I am thrilled to be a part of this organization! I get to work and correspond with all the wonderful people who sponsor a child (or children) at An Orphan's Wish. Trust me, I feel blessed to be doing this! I get to 'meet' some pretty amazing people! Just the other day, I received an email from someone in Australia. He called me 'mate' and closed his email with 'cheers'!  I was thrilled! (I know, I know...it's just a little thing...but it was so totally cool!)

An Orphan's Wish is located in the Guangxi Province right outside the city of Guilin.
It is staffed by the most amazing, loving, & caring people.
Children are placed at AOW who are in need extra care because of  their medical needs.
These kiddos are loved on! And cared for in such a way that they grow & flourish, & thrive!!!

One more thing....
Because I am so ridiculously addicted to Wild Olive Tees (which by the way, Stefanie and some other amazing women run), I would like to give away a tee to one of y'all who leaves a comment here. (And, since I probably won't have that many comments, the chances of getting a Wild Olive Tee are pretty high! wink-wink!)

With all this giving going on,(check out this post!) (and this post!) it's very easy to wanna give!!! It's contagious.....

Don'tcha think????

81 comments:

  1. At first I was like, "Oh wow, FIRST!" and then I was like, "Oh darn, I'm first and the first person is never the one to win stuff. (Cause my Wild Olive tee had an unfortunate incident with some Clorox...)"
    But I too have been blown away with this idea Stefanie had. So send a dollar, or two, or lots more on behalf of me!
    Much love to the precious kiddos at AOW!!!

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  2. Chris, it is SO great that you are joining in on the party!!! I love seeing the outpouring that this "campaign" for An Orphan's Wish is getting!

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  3. I think you both are amazing. I wish you both great success!

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  4. Awesome! I didn't know you were an AOW volunteer:) And I didn't know that AOW was near Guilin. My husband is totally in love with Guilin. He spent a summer near there yeeeeeaaars ago. That summer is part of us falling in love with China. Hopefully I will get to visit there one day:)

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  5. LOVE this, Chris!!!
    You ROCK :)
    Let's hear it for the kiddos at An Orphan's Wish!!!

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  6. Check you out Chris!! What a GREAT idea!! You go girl, that is nothing but awesome; love it when God plants ideas like this in hearts, it's so neat to see the adoption community unite!! Go An Orphans Wish!! We sponsor "Sarah" there and love reading her updates as a family each month! Wow! That was a lot of exclamation points I just used!! Maybe I should stop now!! Ok!! Bye!!

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  7. I am still continually amazed at the heart of the adoption community! We've been talking with our children about sponsoring a child at AOW instead of tons of Christmas presents for ourselves this year. (Jackson is trying to kiss your family's pictures on my computer screen as I type!) Funny!

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  8. Ok, this is like my third attempt at trying to post a comment...what is up with that??? Anyway, I do not want to miss the party, so I'm glad I checked in this morning! Very cool!!! :o)

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  9. what an awesome thing for the kids at An Orphan's Wish!

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  10. An Orphan's Wish is so lucky to have such caring people!

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  11. Love your heart for orphans & the littles ones at An Orphans Wish!

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  12. Awesome idea and a very generous heart!

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  13. Great job! I've posted with Stefanie twice, and I actually won one of her tees last giveaway she did :) I love it and wouldn't mind another. Can't wait 'til I can adopt my own!!!

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  14. Awesome idea, Chris, way to get on the bandwagon!

    Wendy in OH

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  15. Had to check out your blog and see you steppin' out in faith. I pray our Father blesses you in a special way for this.

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  16. YAY for the Orphan's Wish kiddos!! And YAY Chris for your great big heart!!

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  17. I sponsor a child at An Orphan's Wish and would love to see them get more support so here's my comment. Thank you for blessing the children even more.

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  18. Found your site from Stefanie's site. I'm more than happy to log my comments all over the place today! Thanks for "Steppin' Out!"

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  19. Found your blog from Stefanie's!! Great of you participate!!

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  20. Can't pass up the oppertunity to get another $1 to God's kiddos. Thx for participating!
    Nancy

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  21. I came here from Stephanie's post. I want to say that your daughters are beautiful. We just adopted our daughter, Taylor, from China in November. She is such a blessing to us.

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  22. It's going to be fun to see the outcome of this! Hope you get many comments! :)

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  23. I am so proud of you for listening and following God's desire in you to have a great zest for life! I love that about you! You go girl!

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  24. Visiting from Stefanie's blog! Another $1 for An Orphan's Wish!!! YAY!!!

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  25. Such a great use of bloggy world! May you be blessed as you bless others! I sure would love a chance at a Wild Olive T.
    Joy

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  26. Joining in on the party - thank you for doing this!! I sponsor a child from AOW, so I'm pretty sure I've gotten e-mails from you:)

    Many Blessings to you & your family!

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  27. What a generous heart you have Chris! These children will be so blessed by everyone's wonderful hearts for the orphains. What a privilege to watch God work!! :)

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  28. Yay!! I love it!! I love following Stephanie's blog too!! I need to go post over there too!! More $$ for an Orphan's Wish!

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  29. Thank you so much for your kindness!

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  30. Way to jump in and help! I'm amazed at all that Stephanie is doing - and China - five times - incredible!

    I love to win a tee to use for my fundraiser to bring my daughter home!

    Leda www.funds4faith.com

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  31. Find you through Stefanie's blog. Great thing you're doing for these children. Good luck!

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  32. LOVE this!! Thanks for your generous spirit!

    Jennifer
    MAW

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  33. Wonderful idea! Chris, you and Stephanie are amazing...I just hope that one day we get to take the leap of faith and find the child I have had dreams about. Good Luck in your goal!

    Brandi

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  34. This is so amazing to watch--An Orphan's Wish and this "party" as you both call it--to help orphans. Thanks for all you do! And might I add you have an amazing family yourself! Beautiful just precious!

    I'm working on growing up to be just like you and Stephanie! :)

    Lisa A

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  35. So wonderful! THANK YOU!!!!

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  36. yay! I keep meaning to order a t-shirt for me and just haven't done it yet. Maybe I'll win one, but for sure I get to help AOW by commenting! Thanks, Chris, for stepping out in faith.

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  37. Christine, our precious children are adopted. We support you in your worthy endeavors on behalf of these special children. Kathy

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  38. I love this idea! Blessings to your family!

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  39. Blessings to all of you! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
    Love, Julie

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  40. What a blessing this is going to be for An Orphan's Wish.

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  41. Yay! Good for you for being inspired!

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  42. God Bless You and all these wonderful people who he LOrd has given a passion for this special
    calling.

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  43. Hey,
    Wow, you've had a lot to read since yesterday! This is great. I don't know how you are doing all you do! Tell the girls hi and Dave too! Love y'all!

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  44. Great idea Chris. Shea and Avery have been such a great addition to our family. Hopefully you all can come visit once Uncle Dave & Faith get home and your house gets back to "normal". Take care. :o)

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  45. Aunt Chris-
    This is wonderful that you're joining Stefanie's celebration and fundraising for AOW. I'm blessed to have both of you ladies in my life and I am inspired by your efforts on behalf of the kids and staff at AOW. And you KNOW the clubfoot casting unit is very close to my heart. :)
    Blessings on your efforts!
    Love,
    Jen

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  46. By the way- Please pass along an update from U. Dave and Faith from Ghana?!?! I'd love to hear how their trip is going and would like to hear about the celebrations that surely took place yesterday when Ghana beat the US in the World Cup competition! :)

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  47. I love all that you guys are doing!

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  48. Oh, so now I HAVE to comment. I can't just lurk here like I usually do? *grin* I hope y'all raise a boatload for this amazing organization.

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  49. Abundant blessings to you and your family as you continue to celebrate the miracle of adoption and share the Lord's love at An Orphan's Wish and in so many other ways.
    Hugs,
    Eric, Carrie and Melissa Grace

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  50. Chris....thanks for including me in this wonderful opportunity! Being so busy i am always in awe of your kind heart and willingness to help others. God bless you!
    Sam and Carol

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  51. Thanks for supporting the orphans. I can't wait to play with ball again with Scott at Calvary this week.
    Gary Bugher

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  52. Chris, I didn't know you worked with An Orphan's Wish. I've followed Stephanie's blog for a long time, so I've already commented there! I'd love to win that t-shirt! And I'll do a cross post about your blog and Stephanie's tomorrow on my blog!

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  53. You're an inspiration to all! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. Love to all of you...Deb

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  54. Chris:: Although I haven't emailed lately or posted ever, I love following the growth of your dear "littles." I hope to see you at ballet school this fall :-) Kim

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  55. Hi Chris! I love reading your blog! =)

    Alison (& Gloria)

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  56. Hey Chris, I stopped by to comment for your AOW fundraising, but will have to linger to read more about your beautiful family. Thanks for all you are doing for such a special cause.

    God Bless,
    Kathie (fellow AOW volunteer)

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  57. Hey Chris, I hope I'm not the last. Been out of town for a bit and saw this on my BB. So here's to you and Dave for all you do!

    God's peace and always His grace ~ Gary & Nancy

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  58. Chris, what an amazing site endeavor! It's so great to see your family. I can't get over how much Shea has grown up!! God's blessings are truly upon your family. Give our love to Dave and the kids.
    Mark and Copia

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  59. I am so proud of you and all the ladies who work so hard for the many precious children with many needs. This is such a blessed endeavor and I know God looks down on you all with favor and grace. It makes me want to give praise to the Lord. He knew when each child was born, with great burdens and loss, that you all would be there to love, care, and bring them into your hearts and homes and families. God Bless all of you.
    Love,
    Mom

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  60. What a great party, Hope I am not too late to join:) I am excited about the work that An Orphan's Wish is doing!
    Blessing,s
    gayly
    quilt-n-mama.blogspot.com

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  61. That is awesome! I wanna win!!

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  62. This is such a great idea!! Thank you for doing this!

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  63. You are amazing....May our Lord continue to bless you richly for all that you do in His name!!

    Dennis & Dorothy

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  64. Awesome Idea! BTW thanks for your sweet comment. My bloggy friends are the best!

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  65. Chris...WOW.!!.. God's work through the generous hearts like yours ...is amazing and powerful. Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I hope it spreads to each one of God's precious children in need...keep up the wonderful "work"

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  66. WooHOOOOOOOO!!
    75 comments!!??
    Awesome, Chris!!

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  67. Love all your pics of your family, Chris! Avery, your most recent addition, is beautiful! Her and Shea are adorable together. God's continued blessings on you all!

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  68. Love all of your family pics, Chris! Avery, your most recent addition, is beautiful!! Her and Shea are adorable together. God's continued blessings on you all!

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  69. This sounds awesome! Love you and God Bless this mission!

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  70. Great idea Chris! You are such a blessing! Love and miss you, Dawn

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  71. Yay, I love the orphans! :):):):):):):)

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