This is Amazing…

There is a little girl named Xiao-Hua at Bethel whom our family met when we were picking up Hope. She has poor vision, and also has some issues with her bones. They thinks she has something called Mandible Osteoperosis, but they need a US doctor to confirm that and do further testing.  A donor has graciously committed to giving $15,000 to send her to the United States for treatment. They also have said that they will give the $15k to any family who is willing to adopt her, so that instead of coming here for treatment, then going back to China, she would be able to stay on with a family who loves her. She is such a precious little girl. We met her while we were in China, and haven’t been able to get her off our hearts. She needs a family! Her deepest desire and prayer is that God would bring her a family, and she talks about it non-stop. If you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting her, please email me! This is an absolute miracle to have someone willing to pay for almost the entire adoption. Please stand with us in prayer that the Lord will bring her a family who will love and cherish her. Thank you!!!

5 Responses to “This is Amazing…”

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    Judi Ditmer Says:

    Kim, how old is she?

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    Judi Ditmer Says:

    Kim, it’s me again. Mandible in my medical book says its the lower jaw. Is that what you understand?
    And is poor vision mean blindness? She’s a sweety.

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    Judi Ditmer Says:

    Alright, you got me. I called my husband. Let me know all you can about her.

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    Theresa Tate Says:

    Hello Kim and Judi,
    The disease they suspect Christina (Xiao Hua) of having is marble bone disease, otherwise known as infantile osteopetrosis. If you google it you will see some information from St. Jude’s hospital research. Apparently the Chinese medical people are not equipped to diagnose this properly, with the exception of a place in Hong Kong.

    I suggest that you contact Sarah Buttrell at She has been our school nurse where I teach at Washington State School for the blind. She is very much invested in Christina’s well-being and has been fervently praying that a family will be found for this little sweetie. Christina is a brave soul with a deep longing for a family.

    Judi, if you are interested in learning more – email Sarah and she will fill you in. Many of Christina’s friends have been adopted recently and she and another girl, who is around 13, named Teresa, are feeling abandoned. It is heart-wrenching, and if I weren’t 62….fill in the blanks:)
    Also feel free to email me.
    Best to you, Theresa

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    Angela Anzalone Says:

    Dear Kim,

    just read the recents updates on the website. So glad to see Hope’s progress. The story on Christina (Xiao Hua) moves me. As you know the Lord has been speaking to me about China for some time but not yet giving me direction. Perhaps….please help me pray about this.
    PS: I sent you another email prior to reading the website to your tutoring email address 🙂

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