Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Send an orphan student to college!

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win this beautiful new Coach purse (valued at $248.00) and send an orphan student in China to college. Can you imagine being an orphan and having no family to help you continue your education? You have worked so hard to get this opportunity and the only thing standing your way is money. The cost for one year of college is $1,500.00. (a mere fraction of what we pay here). One chance is $10.00 and three chances are $20.00. Be sure to include your name and address when you click on the chip in to pay for your chances.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Please help us raise the remaining funds for our medical mission in July!

These kids need their surgeries now!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pictures from Starfish Foster Home

On our medical mission we will repair these and many other children's lips.
As you can see from the photos above these children's faces are deformed, but they can easily be fixed. With your donations you can help fund these surgeries which will in turn better these children's lives.
Thank you for giving these children the future they deserve!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Raising Funds for Medical Mission Trip to China

Annabelle's Wish will make it's first Medical Mission Trip to China this summer 2010. The team leaves for China July 12 and returns home July 21. The surgeries will take place in Xi'an with the majority of the children coming from the Starfish Foster Home. We've been aiding the orphans of China since 1995 and have made 26 trips taking much needed aid, built bathrooms, painted buildings, purchased large items such as: washers, refrigerators, incubators, paid for surgeries and much more to make the children's lives better. We are a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is tax decuctible. Please make a donation so these precious children of God can have a better quality of life.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bathroom Project Complete!

We began working with the children of Shizong 7 years ago. There were approximately 30 precious children living in terrible conditions especially the bathroom. They had no place to brush their teeth except an outside faucet on a sidewalk. The shower consisted of a hose pipe dropped out of a ceiling of a building nearly falling down and the non flushing toilets were the worst smelling things I have ever smelled. The urine and feces just sat there with germs growing. We fell in love with the children the first time we saw them and knew we had to do all we could to help them. In November 2008 we were finally given permission by the local officials to remodel the entire bathroom. The children now have flushing toilets, sinks to brush their teeth and warm showers. All of this couldn't have happened without our supporters. A GREAT BIG Thank You to those that donated to make everything possible for these wonderful children.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Starfish Cleft House

“In God We Trust.” What do these words mean to you? You can read these words on the front of every U.S. minted coin, on the back of every U.S. $1 bill. But what do these words really mean?

To Abraham, according to Hebrews 11:8, it meant that when God called upon him to lead his people from their homeland into a foreign land, he simply did it. He placed his trust in God and left behind his security, his homeland, all things familiar, and did exactly as God commanded. He suffered almost overwhelming obstacles, but he steadfastly continued to trust in God. I think that’s what we call a “leap of faith.”

My friend and colleague, Amanda, knows all about taking “leaps of faith.” Several years ago, she, too, left behind all things familiar and established a non-profit orphanage for special needs children in Xian, China. Amanda’s faith led her to trust that God would supply the way and means to receive these special babies from orphanages that simply had no funds to provide their medical treatment. In the last ___ years, Amanda’s faith has provided surgeries for ____ babies, most of whom have found forever homes in many countries throughout the world. Her leap of faith has given these babies the chance to thrive, to live happy and productive lives with loving families, where previously they had only a very bleak future.

Now, Amanda has been given a new challenge and has taken yet another “Leap of Faith.” The purpose of this email is to ask you—to implore you—to consider making a commitment in support of the work Amanda does for special needs babies.

You see, a very large orphanage recently contacted Amanda and requested that she take 20 cleft palate babies. Let me repeat this: 20 cleft palate babies. 20 babies who need surgery, special care and special supplies. 20 normal babies would be a huge undertaking; 20 cleft palate babies is almost an impossibility.

I read somewhere that the Reverend Charles Inwood wrote, "When God is going to do something wonderful, he begins with a difficulty. . . When he is going to do something miraculous, He begins with an impossibility."

So I am asking you to help Annabelle’s Wish help Amanda establish and maintain The Starfish Cleft Home. In order to provide the necessary items for these 20 babies—9 of which have arrived already—we need to raise $2,000 per month. I’m asking you to commit to a monthly donation. I’m asking that you take your own leap of faith in this commitment—whether it’s a commitment of $20 a month or $200 a month—toward providing the basic care and necessities for these 20 babies. Jesus walked on water to teach his disciples the power of faith. And I’m asking you to have the faith that you can—and will—make a positive difference for the babies at The Starfish Cleft Home.

You can even sponsor one of the babies for $100 a month, and you’ll receive updates and pictures of your sponsored child. This would be a GREAT project for a family or Sunday school class, where your family or class work together toward raising the $100 a month. You will even be able to send special items for “your” sponsored child, from clothing (you’ll get their picture in it) to educational toys or other appropriate items. Below you’ll find pictures of some of the children needing sponsors. And if your heart is touched by more than one of them, you are welcome to sponsor as many as you wish.

There are times in every believer's life when God requires him or her to step out into the unknown--to take a leap of faith--to go out on a limb. These occasions almost always defy our ability to reason and often make absolutely no sense at all. It is our belief and trust in God that makes it all possible. After all, the very definition of faith involves believing where there is no proof. I have faith that those reading this will want to help the babies at The Starfish Cleft Home, and I thank you for the support you will offer.

Your donation is tax deductible. It's easy to make a donation, you can make a check payable to Annabelle's Wish and mail to Annabelle's Wish, P.O. Box 210003, Nashville, TN 37221 or click on the link provided to pay through PayPal (if you choose to donate through PayPal please be sure to pay the percentage fee). We will send you your tax receipt via snail mail or e-mail.

Annabelle's Wish is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.

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About Annabelle's Wish

The vision of Annabelle's Wish was founded in 1995 after Tim & Jeannie Butler adopted their daughter Haley from MaAnshan in the Anhui province of China. They began their work in Nov. 1998 when they first visited the Xi'an orphanage. They are still aiding the children there after almost ten years. Annabelle's Wish is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that provides the most basic necessities we all take for granted to orphan's in China. They provide, food, clothing, medication, education, housing & surgery.

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