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#1 Charity Robbins on 08.15.11 at 8:05 am

Thank you so much for doing what you did! The Lord does wonderful and beautiful things when His children obey! I was adopted 12 yrs ago, and have a big heart for adoption. Lord willing I will adopt one day! 🙂

God bless you and your family,

#2 Jennifer Langer on 05.18.10 at 10:00 pm

What a great website. Thank You for sharing this with me. I meet you at the district the other day. My daughter was playing by the fountain and I was eating my lunch. It was so nice to meet you and again thank you for sharing this with me. It brought tears to my eyes. Your family is so beautiful !!!

#3 Lisa Polzien on 07.18.08 at 7:33 pm

Just a note to send you my support & prayers.
Love covers, love conquors, love heals.

#4 Leslie Trotter on 05.22.08 at 5:12 pm

Hi Todd and Kim,

We are so glad that the Lord caused our paths to cross in China. We wish you well and will continue to lift your family up in our prayers.

I was in tears this morning when I finally got around to reading your story to Hope!! I told Rusty, Kim and Todd need to write a book to which he responded maybe Hope is the one who is going to write the story. Praise God I beleive she will.

We will be in touch soon. God bless you all the way from South Carolina!!!

#5 heather otto on 05.12.08 at 10:07 pm

I am so thankful that all of you are okay. Brad and I were just watching the news and I was getting worried about all of you. Can’t wait until you come home safely and we can meet Hope.
Heather Otto

#6 Auntie Dee & Auntie Carol on 05.09.08 at 3:36 pm

Hello Hope,

We just wanted to drop you a line to tell you again how much we love you. Can’t wait to see you and hold you in our arms. You are a special gift from God. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

God Bless!!

We love you.

Auntie Dee and Auntie Carol

#7 Heather Otto on 05.08.08 at 7:33 pm

How beautiful the Lord is! I have been reading some of your posts and looking at your pictures. Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl you have. I can’t wait to meet her.
Heather Otto

#8 Caroline and Scott Fairchild on 05.08.08 at 11:39 am

Thank you so much for sharing your story! It is sooo inspiring, I have been reading about your amazing adventures every day!

#9 Auntie Dee on 05.07.08 at 11:55 pm

Prescious Hope,

I can’t wait to see you and give you kisses and hugs. We will have lots of fun together. So glad you will be part of our family.

I love you.

God Bless!!

Lots of love,

Auntie Dee

#10 Auntie Carol on 05.07.08 at 6:35 pm

Sweet Hope,

Welcome to our family. I can’t wait to meet you and hold you in my arms. I LOVE YOU.

God Bless!

Auntie Carol

#11 Mike & Kim Phillips on 05.07.08 at 2:20 pm

We are PROUD of how well Todd & Kim have a grasp on life and we KNOW they will always have the joy and love they have as a family.

Keep smileing,……. 🙂
Mike Phillips

#12 Brian on 05.02.08 at 7:47 pm

Hey guys, my mom and dad gave me the link to your site and I’ve been reading it down here at school. You guys are doing an awesome thing! I hope everything goes well and can’t wait to see her!

#13 Vince and Denise on 05.01.08 at 12:07 pm

Hey guys… Thats awesome!!! We will keep track of your journey…. You will have to let me know what to expect when I go to china in Sept. Keep us up to date and give Hope a hug from the family !!! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Have a great time and we love you guys….

#14 Barb on 01.18.08 at 9:57 pm

I keep checking on you all ~ hoping to read your LOA news! I can hardly believe how much happened since we met you in LA just 6 months ago. I love reading your updates, and I can’t wait to see pictures of all of you together!
The Lord is blessing you, and it’s wonderful to see it all unfold!
Love, Barb in Wyoming

#15 Blanchard family on 11.14.07 at 6:11 pm

Awesome! There is no denying the sovereign hand of God working in your lives to bring you and Hope together. We love you ALL and can’t wait to meet her!

#16 Erin Diva on 10.29.07 at 1:15 pm

Hi Todd and Kim~

Thank you for giving us this link to your website. Hope is amazing and we are so encouraged by how God is writing this story for her and your family. It was such a blessing to be with you last night and experience God’s generosity and grace towards your family! I don’t want to say more so I won’t ruin the surprise for the rest of those reading. Blessings on your journey! The Diva’s

#17 Allison Baldomero on 10.19.07 at 5:40 am

Your site is wonderful! Hope is just precious! We are also pursuing a Waiting Child. Ours is from India. Thanks for sharing the site with us. Best wishes and blessings to you all.
The Baldomeros

#18 Chris McMillan (Mrs) on 10.14.07 at 12:52 pm

As someone from the UK, it’s a real pleasure to have been introduced to the family via the American Nystagmus Network group. I look forward to following the ‘ups and downs’ of the journey from now on. This has to be one of the best bits of becoming part of the ‘international net’ world.

Not only do I share one of Hope’s eye conditions, I also share the Christian faith and I pray this will sustain you and the extended family over the next few weeks and months, especially when dealing with the ‘inscrutable’ whims of dealing with the Chinese bureaucracy for whom the phrase ‘red tape’ must have been coined.

Sincerely Chris

#19 Francie on 10.14.07 at 6:34 am

Thank you so much for posting your story so far! I saw your post on the fundraising for adoptions listserv and came to read your story right away, mostly because I always have a special heart for visually impaired children (I don’t know why exactly, but it has been this way for some time).

I am so excited to see how God has been guiding you in this process. He must have great things in store for your Hope to guide you to her in this way!

Have you applied for any of the grants available for adoption, especially those from Christian agencies? I hear nothing but wonderful things about Shaohannah’s Hope in particular. They are doing great work.

I will be praying for you and for Hope, that you will be united very soon, sooner than you have even dared to hope.

Francie (who will be a single mom of a little girl from Vietnam sometime next year (spring? summer?))

#20 Eugene & Brenda on 09.28.07 at 10:58 pm

Dear Todd and Kim,

I have so enjoyed reading the wonderful testimonies on your blog. This is such a wondeful site to read. We are so looking forward to meeting Baby Hope.

May the Lord richly bless you, your family and all that you are doing. May the very floodgates of heaven be opened wide over your lives, family, home and ministry. Yes, in Jesus Precious Name.

Eugene, Brenda & Sarah

#21 Gerrit on 09.28.07 at 9:46 pm

Blessings Todd and Kim, It is with great joy I read your testimonies and visions about baby Hope. May the Spirit of the Lord continually move you and guide you. May God open the floodgates of faith, protection and provision for your family and may He provide safe passage for Hope into your arms of love. Bless you all, love Gerrit.

#22 Pam & Tom Amlung & family on 09.24.07 at 5:11 pm


I carried you in my heart in loving prayer to help you find your forever family. My family joined me to ask God to match you with the perfect mommy and daddy. God orchestrated the rest. I feel so blessed to be a part of the miracle of your adoption! I look forward to the day when we will meet and all the other miracles God will do in your life and through you and your family. God has an amazing destiny for you!
Pam Amlung and family

#23 Suzanne Kustic on 09.23.07 at 4:32 pm

To a very precious little girl that I feel I already know. You are so blessed to have the Phillips as your forever family. I saw your picture and prayed that God would find the perfect family for you, and He did!! I can’t wait for you to come home. I have been talking with your mother ever since your family decided to adopt. It is so exciting to see how quickly the process is going. I am looking forward to the day when I can finally meet you!!

Love you,

#24 Doug and Robin Davis on 09.22.07 at 4:41 pm

Dear Baby Hope, We cannot wait to meet you! We are excited to see how the Lord blesses you and your new family. You are so special and are truly grateful to be a part of your life. Your little friends are excited to meet you too!
With much Love,
Doug, Robin, Morgan, Jakob & Jordan

#25 Jeff and Jan Jansen on 09.21.07 at 7:06 pm

So glad to have been a part of Hope’s journey. After having been on the adoption journey to China ourselves, we are so excited for you and for Hope! I know her destiny is pre-destined and you were pre-destined to have her. Can’t wait to see the rest of the story unfold. Hope, we are anxiously awaiting your arrival! Both with your Mom and Dad and also into the Kingdom of God!

Jeff and Jan

#26 Maita & Joel Jones on 09.21.07 at 2:17 pm

We can’t wait to meet you Hope! We’ve been praying for you and want you to know what a precious girl you are.You will have many new friends to play with when you come here.J.P, Isaac,Aidan & Annabelle will have lots of fun times with you as you grow up in the Phillips family.We want to welcome you to our family as well.
We Love you!

Maita,Joel,J.P.,Isaac,Aidan & Annabelle Jones

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