Friday, June 26th, 2009

A heart for children with disabilities

On one particular day, our path in China crossed with a kind of work that is especially close to my heart. Most of my ministry that isn’t with Bethlehem is with and through Joni and Friends. JAF’s focus is outreach to people with disabilities.

Near Beijing, we visited the Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, operated by the Philip Hayden Foundation. The Village is provides foster care for orphans with disabilities and serious medical conditions.

As it happened, on that day a small team from Joni and Friends was finishing up a short term there, and it was a pleasure to meet James Rene from the JAF headquarters in California.





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2 Responses to “A heart for children with disabilities”

  1. Hi Noel,
    My husband and I would like more information about Shepherd's Field Children's Village. There was no information on the website about beliefs or whether or not the children receive bible teaching which, I imagine, is status quo for christian organizations ministering in China. Feel free to e-mail me.
    Thanks!
    Pamela Taylor

  2. It was great to meet you that day! What amazing things God is doing through PHF!

    Theresa George (JAF intern)

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