In China, June 1st is celebrated in as a Children’s Day holiday (as it is in many Asian countries). Children have time off school, and all sorts of activities for kids happen.
This year, Imports Oriental took our staff to local foster homes Luke’s House and House of Joy to celebrate Children’s Day with the kids there. Some of our staff brought their own children along, and it was great to see the kids playing together. We shared ballgames, sidewalk chalk, craft, watermelon, playground time, presents, and a fun lunch including BBQ, french fries and ice cream cake!
Luke’s House and House of Joy are a part of Abba’s Children, run by Mike & Elisa Haller. Mike and Elisa have been taking care of foster children in Lang Fang since the summer of 1999. Since 2007, they have been running a boys-only home, focusing especially on older boys who have no chance of being adopted, who wouldn’t be helped any other way. They help these older boys get an education and will help them through school and find a profession as they get older.
Currently these foster houses are home to 16 boys of varying ages with varying degrees of special needs. Mike Haller also drives his car “out west” to bring supplies to other locally-run foster homes.
For information about donations or volunteering, contact mikenelisa (a) gmail (dot) com