This is the text of an e-mail I received today. China seems so far away, but I just have to go to the next room to be reminded of the poverty and scarcity of resources felt by the people there. They are so helpless in many ways. Another e-mail I received said that because they can’t get supplies there from other places the prices have sky-rocketed. I don’t know if you can or even expect you to contribute, but I would ask that you say a prayer for the many people there who are suffering at this time, especially those who are orphans and those who are helping them.

Dear Friends of Children’s Hope –

South China has been hit by massive winter storms and frigid temperatures that have devastated entire provinces, causing water shortages, power outages, and freezing deaths. Few people have heaters or other cold weather resources in this sub-tropical climate, and most orphanages are ill-equipped to keep the children warm and fed during this crisis.

Join the emergency effort to reach more than 1,000 children in 10 orphanages in the hardest hit areas with warm clothes, bedding, heaters, food, water, and other critical supplies – go to or Click Here to learn more from Melody Zhang in Beijing and find out how you can help.

Thank you for sharing your blessings with children in need,
The Children’s Hope Development Aid Team.