As you know if you’ve spent any time on my blog or being my friend, I adore Taiwan Xi En (台灣希恩), an orphanage in Kaohsiung, Taiwan that supports unwed mothers and helps orphans in a country where there is a desperate need for this kind of love-in-action. I’ve volunteered with Xi En for the past four years, and I can testify that this ministry is changing and saving lives. The organization is already flourishing in Taiwan (having processed over 50 adoptions and assisted multiple women in need), but because of recent changes to national adoption laws regarding which organizations qualify to process adoptions, Taiwan Xi En must become a licensed adoption agency, legally recognized by Taiwan. In order to do this, the organization needs to raise a large amount of money in a short amount of time.
What’s the big deal about this little orphanage?
Watch this eye-opening video for the answer to that question:
How can I help?
First of all, please commit to pray for this ministry. Through prayer and God’s faithfulness, this ministry has grown up out of a simple conversation between two friends. God can do immeasurably great things when His people pray.
Second, consider supporting Taiwan Xi En through Project 117, an intensive fundraising campaign lasting from September 28 ~ November 28, 2013. There are multiple ways you can give, for instance by filling a baby bottle with loose change, by purchasing Project 117 merchandise, or by simply donating money.
The campaign name is inspired by Isaiah 1:17. DO GOOD. SEEK JUSTICE. DEFEND ORPHANS. Check out http://www.project117.org for more information about how you can be involved.