‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Monday, August 09, 2010

A Few of The 146 Million

Here's N. She's one of them.
And here's E. He's 11. He's one, too.

And let's not forget the ones aging out in a few years, like A....

Or sweethearts like V who only recently lost their parents and yearn for a life like they used to have, before the orphanage..

All these kids are orphans, but they are some of the lucky ones. They are available for Winter Hosting through an amazing organization. All these kids, and the hundreds of others that will be listed in September, are looking for loving families to host them this winter for four weeks.

I cannot say enough about New Horizons For Children. The work they do is nothing short of miraculous. Please consider hosting a child this winter! You can be married or single, have children or not. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to speak Russian or Latvian or Ukrainian. You just need to have room in your heart for a child who needs love. (Note: A few people emailed me to say they could not afford the hosting fees. You should still look into it, as there are donor families who sometimes cannot host but help financially instead. It never hurts to inquire!)

If you are interested in learning more about hosting, don't hesitate to contact me. Hosting Dasha this summer was the single most life-changing experience I have had aside from adopting my daughter. I would soo love to see more families hosting. This summer, many children were not chosen by families and could not come. My dream is that every single child that NHFC chooses to advocate for is hosted.

If you go here, you will see photos of children who are already available for winter hosting. More photos will come in September.

If nothing else, please keep these kids in your prayers!


  1. Sending my prayers to all of those beautiful children.

  2. The world sometimes seems like such a cruel place, it's a comforting thought to know that there is someone like you out there, someone with a heart full of kindness. xx


What do you have to say? Leave a comment!