Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blankies have arrived in China!!!

 As many of you have read, our latest batch of blankies flew to an orphanage in China, New Day, with our dear friends Jarrod and Sara. They flew to China to meet and bring home their beautiful adopted daughter, Samantha!  God laid it on their heart to bring a blanket to every orphan at New Day and their lives and the lives of the children were blessed by the experience.

 Jarrod wrote about his experience at New Day...

"The last thing we did at New Day was also unforgettable.  Sara had posted earlier about us delivering some of "Leigh's Blankies" to the kids.  It is hard to describe what it was like to hand out these blankets to a group of orphans other than overwhelming.  Probably the best way to describe it is little boy took his new blanket and within about 8.6 seconds he had it in his room and neatly spread out on his crib....he was so proud!  Within a few minutes, about 5 others had done the same thing.  It was a special moment for Sara and I as we remembered our friend Leigh Ann and her heart for children.  We were thankful to have have something tangible in her memory stay in China with these very special kids."

The crib of the proud little boy! I love these blankies and the children who receive them!

 Thank you for your support for Leigh's Blankies! God is moving this ministry in ways I could have never imagined. Organizations are contacting us weekly to be on the receiving end of these beautiful blankets.  Please continue to pray for us as God grows this ministry!!! We are considering packaging kits for others to make our blankies. How awesome for others to share in the joy of making Leigh's Blankies!!! Pray for us as we finalize the details on the kits.

Psalm 67:1-2
 May God be gracious to us and bless us
   and make his face shine on us, so that your ways may be known on earth,
   your salvation among all nations.


  1. Speechless with goosebumps! THANK YOU for sharing!

  2. As I was reading this I was picturing all of these little ones laying in their cribs tonight with their new blankies feeling a sense of love & security they've probably never known. It brought me to tears.
    It's as if Leigh Ann is wrapping her arms around them as they sleep.
    You are doing such a beautiful thing!!!