Brother and sister, Jessica (9) and Dylan (7) of Paoli, PA, donated handfuls of their sillybands to be taken over for the BMH campers in China this summer. They spent time drawing pictures and making cards for the kids after watching “Hannah’s Story”.
They had lots of questions about the children in China. They feel moved to help the orphans and let them know they’re being thought of in America.
It seems it’s never too early for kids to learn about helping others!
“It is not the physical pain that endangers orphans the most. It is the mental pain caused by stress from years and years of being neglected, pushed aside, disregarded, unloved, and made to feel undeserving, and in almost all cases, made to feel like a possession rather than an equal human being. Even more it is the lack of unconditional love, the right to be accepted, as a child and to be loved, as a child, no matter what you do is the most wounding.”
— Roger Dean Kiser
A saddening quotation, yet we are filled with hope that He will change and heal the lives of the Chinese orphans who come to camp, through volunteers who show His unconditional love. Love never fails!
Xiao Shan and his "brother", Josh Hood. Kunming 2010
Our little friend Lucy turned nine! She’s one of the Elim kids and a former BMH camper. Isn’t it great to see her face filled so with much joy?