Seven years ago, my friend Cheryl was a single nurse, living here in Franklin and decided to adopt a baby from Ch*na. Two years later, she felt God lead her to move to Ch*na. At the time, some wondered if she was on an impossible mission, as she had little money, no support and only a strong conviction that she was being obedient to God's call. After she arrived, God began sending babies to her and recently she has signed a contract with the govt to provide homes for 60 aids orphans. The govt does not provide any financial support for these children. Cheryl has been able to open two homes, as God provided the finances as well as local Christian houseparents and staff. Twelve children live in each home.
This month Cheryl and her two daughters have been staying with us and we have had a wonderful time together. While here she has had the chance to visit with old friends and make some new ones - see her here visiting with Leeanne, who also feels a strong pull to the mission field and I believe has been encouraged by hearing all that God has done for and through Cheryl.