Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Julee Hartmeyer (me)- First fell in love with orphan ministry in 2004 when my youth leaders began working with foster children in the state of Florida which led to their four beautiful children that have since been adopted!! Realizing the crisis I began helping foster families and children in the area in very small ways. Four years later after working with countless orphans in my hometown I decided to apply for a trip to China led by the Shoahannah's Hope in the summer of 2008. Little did I know I would meet 13 of the coolest girls and two of the greatest guys I have ever met. My life would never be the same. God revealed to me that he has a passion for orphans and that I have been called to care for these children on a greater level, which has led me to make a one year commitment to volunteer with China Home Foundation starting in March of 2009.
Chrissy Adams (my roommate and one of the 13 awesome girls)- Was a team member and roommate of mine over the summer on our first trip to China with Shoahannah's Hope. Currently works for The Church at Battlecreek as an office assistant. Has been highly involved in an orphan care ministry started at her church known as ADOPT(ED), which raises awareness and sells t-shirts to help offset the financial burden of adoption for families. She has a passion and a calling to care and defend for these children on a larger level which has led her to make a one year commitment to volunteer with China Home Foundation starting in March of 2009.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21