Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time ~Oswald Chambers

Sunday, January 18, 2009


So this weekend, I tried to mark off some things on my China "to do" list. One of those things was buying gifts for Lia's nannies and the director of her orphanage. I've put this one off for a little while just because I had no idea what I was going to get.

First of all, is the orphanage director a male or female? I don't know. Secondly, what do you buy (as a gift of appreciation) those people who have been the only family that your child has ever known? And lastly, how in the world do you find anything not made in China?

I visited our local farmers' market yesterday and found some locally produced soaps and lotions, some candy, and 3 really pretty wine bags to put everything in. (I had picked up some note pads that I thought would work but didn't discover the MADE IN TAIWAN sticker until too late).

It all seems so small but meeting the locally made, lightweight, non-fragile requirements is a little challenging.

I'm open for suggestions if anyone has any ideas.

"Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise"--Psalm 48:1

1 comment:

  1. Do not wrap anything, as they will open them in customs. I took gift bags and wrapped them in our hotel room. We gave them to our guide once we got to Nanning so they were out of the way and we had more room.


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