Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas presents?--Shepherd's Field Children's Village--raising awareness and funds UPDATE

As most of you know, in addition to our 2 wonderful sons, Troy and I have 2 daughters from China. We are also hoping to adopt another little girl who is at Grace's orphanage. Adoption has changed and enriched our lives in so many ways. It has opened our eyes to see God's hand at work, truly shown us what God has done for us when He adopted us, blessed us with 2 amazing daughters who could only have been chosen by God.

But it has also opened our eyes and hearts to the plight of orphans and God's command to ALL Christians to care for them. For some this may mean adoption (which I would LOVE to discuss with you if you're feeling led); for some it may mean helping others to adopt--with financial support, a friend to lean on, cry with, and rejoice with; for others it may mean giving of ourselves with our time, prayers, and finances.

Our Grace was truly blessed to live at Shepherd's Field Children's Village. This was not her original orphanage. She was moved from her original orphanage when she was 2 months old. In God's wisdom, great blessing, and HUMOR (if you know Grace and how big she is for a 3 year old), the reason she was moved wasn't her missing arm--it was for "failure to thrive!"

SFCV is an orphanage dedicated to children with special needs and is run by Philip Hayden foundation, an American Christian foundation. SFCV is not only an orphanage, they are growing and expanding constantly. Check out about-sfcv/ to see EVERYTHING they do for the orphans. SFCV is also in need of sponsors for the children. One way we are raising awareness for them is to sell jade bracelets. We are selling the bracelets for $7 each. ALL profits go to SFCV! I think these would make wonderful gifts at Christmas time. I always love gifts that keep on giving!

Bracelets are $7 each.  If you're interested in purchasing any bracelets, you can email me at troyandcharlene93 @ (take out spaces).

If you are interested in adoption, we have 2 blogs about our adoptions:

And SFCV's site is

Picture 1: (SOLD OUT)

Picture 2: (1 left in brown)

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Picture 5: (SOLD OUT)

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Picture 9: (1 red and 1 dark green left)

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Picture 13: (sold out of the one on the right)

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Picture 16: (SOLD OUT)

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I sold out of quite a few, but I have more coming by either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Hi Charlene,

I would like to order #16 with the 3 yellow flowers.