The Love of Family

The Love of Family

The greatest gift to a child in our Qinghai Children's Homes is adoption. We are always deeply thankful when a child is adopted because we know that the love of a family has the potential to influence a child's life forever.

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Kylie was born in 2011 with cerebral palsy. She came to Xining within weeks of her birth. Her name in the children's home was Aiai. In 2013, she was placed in foster care. Our caretakers loved her dearly, and wrote:

Aiai is a very happy baby. She loves to be held and enjoys playing with her foster family. She also understands adult facial expressions as well as their tone of voice…

In the "Needs" section of the report, they wrote, "Aiai needs a forever family who will love her deeply and allow her to grow up happily and reach her full potential." Thanks to God's blessing, our prayers were answered in 2015 when she was adopted by the Dye family from Kentucky, USA. They gave her the name Kylie.


I really enjoy sending birthday cards to each adoptee to remind them and their families that they are always on my heart and in our prayers. This year, Kylie's mother, Stacy, sent us this update for Kylie's birthday:

Hello Siew Mei!
Thank you so much for reaching out to me. That is so kind of you to keep in touch with the little ones on their birthday. I'm happy to share that info with Kylie – she will be so excited to get mail!
Kylie is the sweetest little girl. Oh my goodness, we just adore her so much. We often call her Smiley Kylie because there is rarely ever a time she is not smiling. Please know that you played a very important role in her being adopted into our family. When asked by Ladybugs in Love to help us find info on her as we reviewed her file, you were so quick to respond with such a wonderful update. That made it easy for us to confidently move forward. We thank you so much for that!
Thank you again for your role in our family and Kylie's story. We are forever grateful. If you are ever our way, please let me know. We would love to see you!
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Only with the support and prayers of our Christian Action partners can we help the hundreds of children like Kylie.  Please help us to do the very best for each and every child we serve and care for. 

Education is Changing Lives

Education is Changing Lives

 Jenny leads the students in a dance.

Jenny leads the students in a dance.

 Rang Rang has been enjoying her area or study and looks forward to what the future holds.

Rang Rang has been enjoying her area or study and looks forward to what the future holds.

For all the children raised in Christian Action Children's Homes, the reality of life outside the home once they become young adults was one of our major concerns.  Our Education Grant Program, established in 2008, aimed to empower every child.

Jenny grew up in Huangnan Children's Home. She was always a cheerful, playful girl and dreamt that one day she would go to school and then become a teacher. She is now 24 and because she received a grant two years ago, she attended Qinghai Communications Technical College.

She said, "I have learned that material poverty has nothing to do with intellectual or spiritual poverty. It is my goal to continue working on myself and improving, so that I can improve my financial status." Jenny took up a position as an English and Math Teacher at a Tongren primary school. She has held that position for two years and says it is her dream job.

Rang Rang was sent to Huangnan Children's Home after a major change in her family life. When she was eighteen, she went to live with her grandmother. The Education Grant gave her the opportunity to attend university. She is now a Year 3 student at Qinghai Normal University studying Geoscience, and she appreciates the opportunity to connect with nature and explore new places. She dreams of travelling the world!

These stories merely scratch the surface of how the Education Program has changed lives. There are 108 students set to complete Tertiary Education this year because of the grants. We are thankful that the Lord is leading and guiding these children towards a future full of hope!

 Christian Action Asia Board Members Dr. Yue and Mrs. Yue have been long time supporters and donors for the Education Grant Program.

Christian Action Asia Board Members Dr. Yue and Mrs. Yue have been long time supporters and donors for the Education Grant Program.

The Arrows Go Public

The Arrows Go Public

When I was being prayed for at a conference in 2016, there was the image of a quiver of arrows at my side. I shot each arrow in a different direction. Then I collected all those arrows and shot them, all together, in one direction. I immediately knew what that meant.

I believed God was telling me to contact our adopted children and ask them to return to Qinghai and serve in our Children's Homes. That was the beginning of our Back to Serve programme.

Four girls expressed interests in returning to Qinghai, and two of them, Abigail and Bingjie, joined us for the programme.

Last December these inspiring young women shared their stories and answered questions from our CA colleagues. At the end of a time of prayer, my husband Marlon saw these girls each wearing a full suit of armour. "You are spiritual warriors!" he said to them.

After the girls' returned to the US, they were interviewed by Public Radio International, one of the larger US-based radio companies. The piece was featured on a segment called "Across Women's Lives", in which the girls shared their stories. Take a minute to listen and read here.

Abigail and Bingjie faithfully responded to God's call on their lives, going on an emotional, healing journey to reconnect with the people they grew up with and love. Pray with me that there will be many more ‘arrows' going out and returning to help serve and build bridges.

-Siew Mei Cheung
Christian Action Executive Director