6 Months

6 months ago tonight, I spend the most depressing night of my life. in a Chinese airport hotel. On my way home from two of the most incredible life changing weeks of my life.

So much has happened since then. So much. I have seen God work in ways that, on that awful night I couldn't have imagined. While trying to pass the time there, I played cards with my travel companion and co-experiencer, we watched chinas got tallent an even managed to quickly check our email. But one thing was for certain, we both had the same thing on our minds. The thought and longing to return to these children, these orphans, who had changed us so much.

Xiao feng stood out to me above all. His infectious smile, shy cuteness and awe inspiring intelligence and potential stood out in my mind. God had planted the see in my heart that xiao feng needed, NEEDED a family.

And now, six months later, I hear the news that the family who God found for him, through the small things I did, have received permission from China to adopt him. They will be bringing him home (HOME!) in the next three months to his 3 little sisters and 2 big brothers! I am overcome with emotion. Relief. Excitement. Happiness. Joy. Gratitude. Yes, gratitude that I could be part of this, be it a small part, yet still a valuable one.

In reflection, God works in mysterious ways, that much is obvious. Now all I can think is that I cannot wait to get back there next summer!!

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”


  1. Rob, this post is really heartfelt and I love it! I'm so happy for Xiao feng! It makes me so excited for this summer! I want it to be here now!!!!:)

    1. I'm so excited you're coming to join in this amazing journey!! :)
      I'm proudly watching your heart grow into this trip :) and excited to see what he will use you to do...