Monday, December 28, 2009

Thank you and 6 Blessings that Need You!!

I can not finish 2009 without thanking all of our Bamboo Baby Sponsors. You have generously given our children hope and love this year! We go into 2010 in a wonderful position to take care of our children. We are working towards adding to our staff on the ground in China which has been a goal for a long time! So, thank you for your support, and for spreading the word about our precious children and our program.

As we begin the new year we only have 7 open sponsor spots. Which is truly wonderful news. I believe with your help we can fill this need. Remember it costs $35.00 per month to sponsor a Bamboo Baby. Our babies that need your help are listed below. I promise it will be a blessing to you and your families as you pray for them, look forward to updates and photos! Many of us have seen our children get adopted this year, which is truly what this is all about. I hope you will consider joining our amazing group of Pearl River Families too. If you do want to take one of the 7 open spots please email me at as soon as possible a

You can also go directly to our donation page, and use your PayPal account to choose how you would like to sponsor: monthly, quarterly, or one annual payment of $420.00. Here is the link for that! Please make a note of what child you have chosen if you can:

Bamboo Babies...
Ainsley - Now Fully Sponsored!!
DOB: October 14, 2007
SN: Congenital Heart Disease
Program: Zhanjiang
Chloe - Now Fully Sponsored!!
DOB: March 6, 2009
SN: Developmentally Delayed
Program: Zhanjiang
Jayden - Now Fully Sponsored!!!
DOB: October 14, 2008
SN: Cleft Lip and Palate
Program: Zhanjiang
Gabriella (Needs 1 Sponsor)
DOB: April 25, 2005
SN: Post Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Program: Zhanjiang
Aiden (Needs 2 Sponsors)
DOB: August 10, 2008
SN: Poor Hearing
Program: Zhanjiang
Olivia (Needs 1 Sponsor)
DOB: November 26, 2007
SN: Strabismus & Cerebral Atrophy on one side
Program: Hengshan

Like all non-profit organizations we also take general donations. These are used for training, staff, and supplementing our open sponsorship needs. These of course are tax deductible. Another great way to give is to give a donation on behalf of a friend or family member for a birthday gift, etc... I have done this, and my friends have been so touched by it. You can do any of that here...

Thank you again for supporting our Pearl River Outreach dream of giving hope and a future to the children in our care!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Bamboo Babies!!!!

Gwynne ~ *Now Fully sponsored! Thank you Bower & Wheeler Families!!
Ciera ~ *Now fully sponsored. Thank you Ashley!
Jayden ~ *Needs 1 Sponsor (Zhanjiang)
Aiden ~ **Needs 2 Sponsors (Zhanjiang)
Olivia ~ *Needs 1 Sponsor (Hengshan)
Gabriella ~ *Needs 1 Sponsor (Zhanjiang)

Merry Christmas from Pearl River Outreach!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Today I opened up me email to see this little cutie!!!! She is one of our newest Bamboo Babies, and her name is Gwynne! She was born on April 8, 2008 so she is a little over 1 1/2 years old.
I am in love with her adorable curls!!!!

Gwynne needs three new sponsors to help her get the care and love she needs! We are very excited to have Gwynne as part of our Pearl River program in Hunan.

Please contact me at to sponsor Gwynne, or you can donate
by selecting our Changsha Program here!

Our PRO family is growing, and it is a beautiful thing!

Thank you Feagans, McCarty, and Bower Families for sponsoring Gwynne! As of Christmas Eve morning she still needs one more sponsor!!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

An Angel Named Ms. Meng...

Today we want to introduce you to one of our favorite people at Pearl River Outreach, Ms. Meng! She is responsible for overseeing our children that reside in Changsha #1 and The Hengshan SWI. Ms. Meng has been a nurse for 32 years, specializing in Internal Medicine! From what I understand she is a confident, hard working dynamo, that makes sure our children are getting the love, and care they deserve! She will tell you that the hardest part of her job is worrying that the children are all healthy and safe. She visits each family at least once a month, and makes sure the foster families are doing their part to take care of their babies!
Ms. Meng does all of the training for our foster families in Hunan. She has been working with families personally for eight years. When she visits our Bamboo Babies she observes them in their environment, and makes sure the conditions in which they are living are acceptable. When she sees things are not what they should be, she works with our families to correct it. Ms. Meng also works directly with both or our affiliated orphanages to maintain a great working relationship!
Training the Foster Parents

When we asked Ms. Meng what she likes best about her job, she replied: "I like visiting families very much. And, I really enjoy watching the children as they grow up and get adopted by their forever families!"

Thank you Ms. Meng for blessing our Bamboo Babies!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthdays in Hengshan!

Thanks to Jamison's sponsor, I am not too late in posting a great big Happy Birthday to him! Every photo I see of this precious boy he is smiling!!! What a blessing! Today, Jamison turned 5! We pray he finds his forever family this year!

And, his Bamboo Baby pal turned 2 on Thanksgiving Day! Happy Belated Birthday Olivia! We hope this is a very special year for you too!!!

Thanks again Lisette for the reminder that today is Jamison's very special day!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Lindsey's" Home!!

I can't think of a better gift than seeing our Bamboo Babies home with there Forever Families. Precious "Lindsey" in our Hengshan program, met her Mom, Dad, and big sister in Changsha, Hunan on November 9th. She had just turned four a few days earlier! She is now home safely with her four new siblings and the family dog!!

I am blessed to have a personal relationship with this family. And, it all began because or Pearl River. I was Lindsey's sponsor along with three other special families here! I had the privilege to follow along while they were in China meeting Lindsey. I can tell you first hand that our Bamboo Babies program is working! Lindsey's Foster Mom did a wonderful job of loving her and preparing her to be loved by her new family! Her reports always described her as a joy to be with. From these photos, you can see why!

Thank you to her family for their willingness to share these precious photos with us! It's a blessing to know that we at Pearl River, were a part of Lindsey's life while she waited for you!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Join our PRO Families Today!!!!

We have two great ways to get involved during this season of Thanksgiving! First, sponsor one of our Bamboo Babies. I promise you will be blessed! Secondly, give to our "Meadows Gift of Love" project and help some special children in Changsha this month!

Below are 7 of our Bamboo Babies that are in need of sponsors now! We had SEVEN of our treasures in the past few weeks join their forever families! Congratulations Lindsey, Phoebe, Callie, Kiley, Chase, Addison, and Hayden! What a blessing to know we have all played a part in their lives! We are working hard to get all of our families updated about their new babies!! :)

Bday - 9/3/09 (Hengshan Program)
New Sponsor - Thank you Schaefer Family
Lina needs 1 more sponsor!

Bday 8/10/08 (Zhanjiang Program)
Aiden needs 1 sponsor!

Bday 6/22/09 (Zhanjiang Program)
Ciera needs 3 sponsors!

Bday 8/22/09 (Changsha Program)
FULLY SPONSORED! Thank you Rhonda & David!

Bday 4/28/05 (Zhanjiang Program)
FULLY SPONSORED - Thank you Boody Family

Bday 11/9/06 (Changsha Program)
FULLY SPONSORED - Thank you Welz Family

Bday 10/14/08 (Zhanjiang Program)
Jayden needs 1 Sponsor

Another great way to help... At Pearl River we are blessed with wonderful sponsors who truly want to make a difference in the lives of the children! The Meadows Group has put together an event to bless 88 orphans in the Changsha Welfare Institute where we have several Pearl River babies. Here is how you can help get us to our goal of $1000! (Thank you to the Kenwards and the Welz Family for your generous cash donations!!!! and to the Humberts for your box of goodies!!!)

  • Make a donation at the "Chip In" bar on the right! You can use PayPal to donate directly to this fund. Any amount great or small, will be a blessing!! You can also send a check to the address below!
Or Donate:

  • Towels - The children use these for comfort/lovies instead of blankets
  • 0-2T Socks
  • 0-2T Hats
  • 0-2T Mittens
  • Children's Toothbrushes/Toothpaste (The Dollar Store sells a combo!)
  • 2-3T Underwear
  • Crayons, Small Coloring Books
Physical Item donations should be sent to arrive by December 11th too:
(Jennifer received her first box of donations this week!!! Woohoo!!)

Meadows Gift of Love Project
c/o The Meadows Family
5854 Hopewell Church Road
Lancaster, OH 43130

Please contact me directly if you have any questions! Thank you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meet Lina & Ciera!

Born September 3rd, 2009
Lina needs 1 Sponsor

Born June 22nd, 2009
Ciera needs 3 Sponsors

These two precious girls have recently been placed in the loving arms of their foster mothers in our Bamboo Babies Foster Program! Lina is in Hengshan and Ciera is in Zhanjiang. They replaced Lindsey & Chase who have been placed safely into their forever families! Congratulations to these new families!!

Please contact us if you would like to sign up to sponsor Lina or Ciera!

Thank you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Birthday Boy!

Happy Third Birthday Derek!!!!!
We pray that you have a VERY special year!!!

*Thank you Cannon Family for sponsoring Derek on his birthday!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Lindsey!

Precious Lindsey turns 4 today!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chip In for the Bamboo Babies!!

Does a simple act of kindness ever make you cry? Does the opportunity to bless another, surprise you by how much it ends up blessing you? Do you ever wonder why we have so much and some have so little....

Today I received an email from one of our sponsors, Debbie. Her precious daughter has been very sick for the past year with a rare form of Aplastic Anemia. While they await news of a potential bone marrow transplant for Hannah, Debbie is thinking of others. She has put together the "Precious Treasures" fundraiser for the Bamboo Babies... You can check it out here.. And, why you are there please pray for this family! Thank you Debbie & Satu!

(You can order this beautiful print depicting two sisters (one from China) at Debbie's site)

And, then there is another sponsor group, the Meadows group. Their hearts are so big that they have approached us about blessing 88 orphans in the Changsha Welfare Institute where we have several Pearl River babies. In fact we just received two more babies this week, (new arrival photos coming soon!) We are naming this project "The Meadows Gift of Love Project." The goal is to raise $1000 by December 1st to send out 88 care packages for Christmas to the children. Here is how you can include these kiddos on your Christmas/Holiday list:

  • Make a donation at the Chip In bar on the right! You use PayPal to donate directly to this fund. Any amount great or small, will be a blessing!!
Or Donate:

  • Towels - The children use these for comfort/lovies instead of blankets
  • 0-2T Socks
  • 0-2T Hats
  • 0-2T Mittens
  • Children's Toothbrushes/Toothpaste (The Dollar Store sells a combo!)
  • 2-3T Underwear
  • Crayons, Small Coloring Books
Physical Item donations should be sent to arrive by December 11th too:

Meadows Gift of Love Project
c/o The Meadows Family
5854 Hopewell Church Road
Lancaster, OH 43130

What a great opportunity for families, small groups, Sunday School Classes, Youth Groups, etc.. Remember, it is in giving that we truly receive!

Please contact me directly if you have any questions! Thank you!


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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Meadows Gifts of Love!

The photos below, are an example of what happens when a loving group of people come together to bless another. It shows how the gift of love can make the world of difference in the life of an orphan. I wonder what they would say if they truly understood that six special people a world away, planned, prayed over, packed and shipped these special gifts to them. This was a humble act of loving kindness by one of our sponsor familes and their Bible Study Small Group. On behalf of PRO, I personally want to thank you Jennifer, Bridgett, Heath, Roman, Jordan, and Scott!

Here are the photos of just our Bamboo Babies with their gifts... Several children in Hengshan were blessed by this special project...




We are working on some ideas to spread this project out to our ZJ and Changsha children and their orphanages for Christmas. Please watch for postings on how you can help. What a great way for your kids, friends, small groups to get involved. I would love to hear your ideas!

Thank you again to "The Meadows Gift of Love" group for blessing the little ones in Hengshan!