Giving God the Glory

A few of our staff members recently visited China to see how we could expand our outreach there. During their trip, they met with a ministry called China Little Flower, which is run by Nebraskan-born Catholic Brent Johnson.

China little flower

The ministry operates five homes around Beijing for premature babies and critically-ill children who were abandoned or sent from local orphanages without the means to provide for their specialized medical needs. Each home has a hospice unit, a preemie unit, a club foot unit, and a special care unit.

“Though some of the children are too far gone to help, they can at least leave this earth knowing they were loved and well-cared for in their last days,” said Brent, who added that many of the children they help make complete recoveries and are then adopted.

Their goal, Brent said, is to promote a culture of life through their work and give a voice to children who are cast away or overlooked.

Every year, around 30 million babies are born in China. Due in part to the country’s one-child population control policy and policies restricting adoption by Chinese couples who have children, many babies — especially those with disabilities — are abandoned.

If it wasn’t for ministries such as China Little Flower, many of these abandoned children would have no one to care for them. Recognizing the importance of their work, Cross has agreed to support China Little Flower and other like-minded orphanages in China.

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand why innocent children like the ones helped by China Little Flower are born with such devastating problems, but the story in John’s gospel where Jesus is being asked why the beggar was born blind gives us some insight. “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus said, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” (John 9:3)

We must remember that when we reach out to children like these we are revealing the works of God and giving Him glory.

  1. carol

    I am trying to get addresses of orphange homes in the philippines luzon the ones that are run by roman catholic.Will anyone be able to help with this request, please respond on my email.Appreciate it very much.

  2. Libby

    This China Little Flower story sounds so wonderful!! What a blessing that the Lord has brought this about for these little children. To God be the glory!!

    Libby from Michigan

  3. Greg Gutierrez

    Thanks to you wonderful people who once made aware of the need try so hard and generously to meet that need. My wife and I are mission promoters and fund raisers for China Little Flower. If you ever want to visit China, the real China, let us know.
    Greg and Kimberly Gutierrez

    Thank you Cross Ministries.

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