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Glimpse of Heaven | March Kids Camp 2017

I caught a glimpse of what heaven will be like at Pump It Up this week. Yeah, I know what you are probably thinking: Allison, your version of heaven and my version do not match. Letting loose eleven Chinese speaking orphans all…

Overflow of His Love | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

Tuesday was a great day! We started the day with a delicious breakfast prepared by gracious volunteers. The kids were very excited about going to the McWane Science Center for the day! We met a youth group downtown and paired the volunteers…

My Adoption Story Is No Prettier Than Yours | Lifeline Kids Camp 2017

A Dad’s Perspective Four days into Kid’s Camp, and this dad is still emotionally processing. That’s what us guys do. We process. Slowly. (Yes! We can process emotions! It just takes us longer.) Women can go straight to “emotion-land” like we men…

A Smile | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

  Yesterday, I was able to spend the entire day with these 11 kiddos. We began the morning with breakfast and a trip to the Birmingham Zoo. One of the campers, Jimmy, was so excited about the zoo. Once we arrived, he…

Day Three Recap | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

Day three of Kids Camp is in the books, and man, was it one to remember! We started the day at Pump It Up, where the kids had a grand ole time on the bounce houses. We then went to lunch and…

“Pick Me Up” | Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

“Ethan” is one of 11 children who I believe God divinely chose to bring to Lifeline’s Kids Camp from China. According to an article published by CNN August 12, 2015, “The Chinese government has said there are roughly 600,000 orphans nationwide. Other…

Day One! | March Kids Camp 2017

It was such a blessing to help with Kids Camp yesterday. All 11 children were adjusting to their time in America in different ways which called for a rainy transitional day for the kiddos.     We began our morning with breakfast and…

China Kids Camp Arrives! |Lifeline Kids Camp March 2017

As I write this, a plane is taking off from Detroit carrying 11 children and three adults on the last few hours of their journey from Chongqing, China to Birmingham, Alabama. As we anxiously await the arrival of our guests, I doubt they…

Why I Donated to Lifeline’s Kids Camp

Why did I donate to Lifeline’s Kids Camp? Because they had me with their SMILES! The smiles of the children when they chase bubbles across the lawn; The smiles of the children when they climb up in the volunteers lap and snuggle…

It Takes a Village | Summer Kids Camp 2016

As I head home after a mere 36 hours at Kids Camp, I can’t help but stand in awe of the body of Christ at work… the body of Christ radiantly displayed in the life of 8 precious little girls from China….

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