How to help?

I am asking people to consider helping and supporting me in two different ways. Prayer and Financial.

Firstly could you commit to praying for me while I am away? If so please send me your email address and I will add you to a mailing list.

Secondly, could you consider making a donation (big or small) towards my trip. It isn't cheap to go to China for three months. All this year I have been saving up a lot for the trip, and my parents were able to help me a good bit too. I will not use any donations towards my own personal expenses, just towards the work I will do directly with the kids.
You can make a donation on the right handside of my blog in either euros or dollars. 
You can't come to China this summer? How about making a small donation to help someone else go and serve orphans.

*if you can make a donation, I would love to send you a thank you card - with a picture of one of the kids I've worked with!! Please send me your address so I can mail/post that to you!! 

Learn more about where I will be from their blog or website. Amazing organisation! I got to spend a few days there in January to see if it is somewhere I would like to go for longer, and yes it was. I am so fortunate to be able to spend so much time there this summer!! They care for sick and special needs orphans from all across China. I will be helping the Chinese staff and helping with the many different volunteers who come to spend time with the kids! One of my favourite things about this organisation (apart from the kids of course!) is the relationship the foreigners have with the Chinese staff. They really have some incredible Chinese staff at ND! I'm looking forward to seeing them all again and learning from them!


Above is Emma, (me) and Orla! The two girls are coming to New Day with me this summer! Orla for 6 weeks and Emma for three weeks!!

Summer 2014

In just a month I will be heading back off to China on my 5th adventure! At this point all the details are sorted, flights booked, majority of my schedule is sorted and visa application has been submitted!

Where will I be?

I will spend 11 weeks on a summer staff program with an organisaiton in a village just outside Beijing! It will be my first extended time in Beijing, so that's exciting!

What will I be doing?

The organisation I will be working with run a company, a foster home for orphans with special needs and medical needs, and a community centre for the local village. My role will be Foster Home Team Leader, so I will be working with the different volunteers that come for the summer and helping them and the Chinese staff there with that. This is a really exciting opportunity to develop my leadership and communication skills, and really learn from (what I would consider to be) one of the best homes in China.

How long?

I will spend 11 weeks with this organisation and then I will hopefully get to visit the kids I was with last summer and maybe visit somewhere new in China!

What can YOU do?

* Please pray for my upcoming trip. I will be away for 3 months, which is the longest I've ever been away from home for. Last summer I was away for two months so I'm adding an extra month to this trip! I have to get through exams here before I go, so I will be busy right up until I leave!
* Pray that I will learn so much from the staff there, the different volunteers from all across the world and that we will all be able to make a real difference in these kids lives. 
* Consider supporting me financially. To do so you can either email me (robmolloy93 AT gmail.com or on the right hand side you will see a donate button. You can send me a donation (no matter how big or small!) that way. 

Note

I won't be able to update by blog with photos this summer, the organisation (for good reasons!) have strict sharing policies about photos. You can however start following the Foster Home Blog which is updated every day with photos of the kids! Who knows, at some point during the summer a photo of me may end up on the blog!

BUT 

Would you like to receive email updates while I am away? To hear more about how I am doing and maybe see some photos and know how you can pray for us? If so please send me your email address and I will add you to my mailing list! Send to robmolloy93 AT gmail.com