IMPORTANT LINKS

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: This MUST SEE movie can be downloaded from iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/somewhere-between/id585268336

The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181017/Lou-Xiaoying-Story-Chinese-woman-saved-30-abandoned-babies-dumped-street-trash.html


The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Lou Xiaoying has been praised in China for saving more than 30 abandoned babies over the years

Lou Xiaoying has been praised in China for saving more than 30 abandoned babies over the years

 

A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.

Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.

She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.

Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just seven – was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.

‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.

‘I took him back to our home, which is a very small modest house in the countryside and nursed him to health. He is now a thriving little boy, who is happy and healthy.

‘My older children all help look after Zhang Qilin, he is very special to all of us. I named him after the Chinese word for rare and precious.

‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.

‘Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realised I had a real love of caring for children.

‘I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,’ she explained.

‘These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.

She is now dying from kidney failure and her husband died 17-years-ago. Lou said she loved watching the babies grow into healthy childrenLou is now dying from kidney failure. She is pictured here with two of the children she helped rescued 

 

Lou, left, caring her the babies with her husband Li Zin. She would give them to friends and family after she rescued themLou, left, caring her the babies with her husband Li Zin. She would give them to friends and family after she rescued them 

Lou, who has one biological daughter, Zhang Caiying and now aged 49, devoted her life to looking after the abandoned babies.

Word of her kind-hearted gestures has now spread in China, where thousands of babies are abandoned on the streets by their poverty stricken parents.

 

 

One fan explained: ‘She is shaming to governments, schools and people who stand by and do nothing. She has no money or power but she saved children from death or worse.’

‘In the local community she is well known and well respected for her work with the abandoned babies. She does her best. She is a local hero. But unfortunately there are far too many abandoned babies in China who have no hope of survival.

Only last week there was news of a baby lucky to be alive after having its throat cut and then put in a plastic bag and thrown in a dustbin at Anshan city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.

The baby – a girl – was thought to be a victim of the country’s one child policy where parents restricted to only having a single child prefer boys and girls are unwanted and often discarded.

Lou, who is now in hospital, has become iconic in her village and people have said she puts the government and other officials to shameLou, who is now in hospital, has become iconic in her village and people have said she puts the government and other officials to shame 

A little boy who was found abandoned by Lou is now cared for by her older children. The family have little money but still managed to save dozens of childrenA little boy who was found abandoned by Lou is now cared for by her older children. The family have little money but still managed to save dozens of children 

Lou made a living from collecting and recycling rubbish, she said that she would never leave the children after coming across them, abandonedLou made a living from collecting and recycling rubbish, she said that she would never leave the children after coming across them, abandoned 

Infanticide of ‘guilt children’ is still a problem in rural areas but it is rare in cities, where children are usually abandoned but not killed.

The baby’s fate has horrified China. The tot was spotted when a passerby went to throw some rubbish in the bin the and saw what he thought was a dead baby in the bag.

He told police that the child was purple and had not moved until he examined the bag more closely.

A resident who witnessed the girl being taken to hospital said: ‘She was still breathing and had a heartbeat. Blood from the wound stained the whole body.’

Doctors said that if the baby had been left in the bag a few minutes longer she would have died of suffocation and it had already been affected by the lack of oxygen hence the purple colour.

They said that the baby had been born premature and was probably between 32 and 34 weeks old and weighing just 1.4 kg.

A medic said that if the cut had been just a millimetre deep in the baby would have died.

Recovering: The premature baby was found in a bin, with placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in Anshan city in northeast ChinaThe premature baby was found in a bin, with placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in Anshan city in northeast China 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181017/Lou-Xiaoying-Story-Chinese-woman-saved-30-abandoned-babies-dumped-street-trash.html#ixzz2Zztcemjs
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Lost Children of the Coal – China
Published on May 28, 2012


China pollution causes over million birth defects annually

http://www.journeyman.tv/63640/short-films/lost-children-of-coal.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QijM72iwSs

In China’s Shanxi province the rate of children born with congenital defects is six times the national average. With many of these infants abandoned, a remarkable figure has embarked on a heartbreaking mission.

Kong Zhenlan’s 31 adopted children were all born with defects and abandoned by their poverty-stricken parents in an area devastated by coal pollution. “When I started claiming for these children’s rights, the officials would insult me.” The tiny but indomitable ‘Mama Kong’ stood up to the bullying for the sake of her constantly growing brood. “They tried to intimidate me to make me give up. They don’t dare anymore.” For over 20 years she has fought for identity cards, operations to fix their deformities and a place at school for each child. Mama Kong’s work may be a drop in the ocean, but thanks to her this small group of youngsters now have the rare chance of a normal life.

7 Responses to IMPORTANT LINKS

  1. Jewell Breaux says:

    Jane, you have such a beautiful family!! You are so blessed!!!!

    Many blessings over the Clement Family!!!

    • Rev Fannie Finney says:

      How like God to pick two individuals, like the two you, one is because He knew you have capacity to see greatness in these children and would raise them with
      the love of God and train them in a christian manner. God commends you for this great
      sacrifice and He shall supply every need that you have for doing this. God’s richest blessing upon the two of you.
      Truly,
      Rev. Fannie Finney

  2. Kenyel says:

    Thank you for the links! I want to help but don’t know where to start. I cannot adopt since I am single (female). But is there a way to donate or help people like Mama Kong in support to what they are doing to rescue these children? These stories are truly inspiring but action needs to take place. Please advise if you know of ways to help. Thank you Jane. I admire what you and your husband have done for these children.

  3. The link is an eye opener…We have loving hearts, a call for kids… AMERICA says we’re too poor and too old. IAM says, IAM is 20 and IAM is 22. Help us to help these children. We have a comfortable home, clean beds, good healthy food(physical and SPIRITUAL food) dog and kitty’s and loads love to be released!!! 855 996 2662 Please call! WE’RE WAITING SAINT JOHN,WA

  4. Ben and Aurora Aguirre says:

    God has put it on our hearts to inquire about adopting a child from China. We did some research a year ago and were saddened to find out that we may be too old. My husband is 48 and I am 53 but we are both fit, healthy, financially secure, and love Jesus. We were moved by your story on youtube and would like your direction as to if there is a way at our age to adopt. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Blessings,
    Ben and Aurora Aguirre

  5. Robyn says:

    Hello,

    I have been following Yong’s story and just want to say how happy(with tears and all) that he is being adopted and getting the medical help he needs. Praise the Lord. I will continue to pray for him and his well being. Thank you so much for being Yong’s hero. I know God is watching over you and your family. May His unconditional love fill your lives always. Let Him guide you and keep you.

    God Bless
    Robyn

  6. Arnecia Winborn says:

    Praying for you today and thanking GOD for the vision you where given for this church. The both of you are wonderful leaders. We love you and stand with you. I always look forward to seeing you and the children & adjust my prayer focus as you direct us in covering your family in prayer. We have the best medical experts & first & foremost we have GOD. WOW! I love you for that and I want to remind you of two quotes from Prophet Kim. Feb 2014 “Some of you need doctors but let me help you. It’s time for your situation to spit you out like the big fish did Jonah.” The second occurred after the China mission for Matt. Psalm 112:7 “Do not receive an evil report.” I went to a doctor on more than one occasion and had to fight evil reports. The testimony of GOD giving Marilyn Hickey a new heart after a childhood condition & to have a child after being told she was barren & The 2004 song by Tonex “Doesn’t Really Matter” reminds us we don’t have to receive the report of the enemy. We only say what GOD says about all your beautiful children. I call out blessings over your family even when GOD wakes me at 3am EST. We love from Arnecia in Detroit.

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