A Universal Truth About Kids And Balloons

One universal truth I cling to when I spend time with the special needs orphans is that kids like balloons. Is there anything more entertaining to a child than a colorful balloon? Apparently it is great entertainment to hit your friend with a balloon, because it...

What Touch Can Do for a Special Needs Orphan

WDuring a recent trip to visit our friends at the Home of Joy special needs orphanage, one of the little girls there received some welcomed individual attention. You see, there aren’t enough workers in my opinion at the special needs orphanage, so some of the children...

How Boys in the Orphanage Build a Lifelong Bond

What do the best of friends do together when they are little boys? Yes, they play together! What a great opportunity to build a lifelong bond! During a recent trip to the special needs orphanage supported by Global Partners in Life in China, I had an opportunity to...

An Unexpected Welcoming

If you have read my books, Lessons From China and Unseen Tears, you know about the fire in a fireworks factory that claimed the lives of many adults and made many children orphans. This occurred in a rural area about an hour away from the university where I taught in...

A Special Treat

One group of ladies who have been with me multiple times to serve the children at the special needs orphanage supported by Global Partners in Life had a great idea. What if, after we took the children outside to play on a hot summer’s day, we brought them back inside...