Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Hunan Province

The final orphanage stop on our Journey to China this year was to the city of ChangSha in the Hunan province.  It was very hot there but, hot and dry which was a relief from the JiangXi province.  We visited ChangSha #1 which is a large orphanage in the center of ChangSha.  We met their director, who is the the "Gongzhan" of ChangSha.  He is full of energy, enthusiasm and never stops going.  There are many programs at ChangSha #1 to provide a better life for the kiddos.  We were told a story about the director.  He missed his own child's graduation to go to the graduation of a child in the orphanage.  He spoke to us about it and said,  his own child would understand if he missed graduation but the child that he is charged with taking care of would not understand if he missed their graduation.  So he did the right thing and made the choice to go to the waiting child's graduation. 
There is a Half the Sky program at ChangSha #1.  There are also several more programs and Butterfly House which is a hospice for seriously ill or dying children.  This program gives remarkable care to seriously ill children at the end of life.  They truly feel the love and care, as we saw when we visited.

So we loved our visit here.  Loved the director.  Loved the staff and the wonderful programs here.  So here are a few pictures from the visit.  Beautiful kiddos in ChangSha.  So many shared their special stories.  They really touched our hearts.








These amazing kiddos and many more kiddos will be on our webinair Thursday night 9/12/13 at 7 pm.  Stop by to here more about the kids of ChangSha.  Maybe you are their forever family? 

here is the link to register.



    ChangSha Webinair