Tomorrow is China!

Jennifer Shaw Ministries March, 2016 Update
Tomorrow is China!
This is just a quick note.  This is it!  Tomorrow at this time I'll be on a 15 hour flight to Beijing with my whole family as we go to bring Noah home!  We will be in China for three weeks and are nervous and excited and ready to see what God will do!
I just wanted to let you all know that I will be updating my blog throughout the trip, so if you want to know how it's going or see pictures or our prayer requests, you can find them there!  I will also be attempting to update my Facebook page if possible (Facebook is blocked in China, but we may have a work around), so you can check there too!
Just a couple of prayer requests we would love to have you lift up:
1) That Noah would feel safe with us and immediately know we love him.
2) For his transition and our family's transition.
3) For health and safety in China.
4) For Noah's oxygen levels to remain as high as possible, hopefully over 80% on the flight home so he is safe and as comfortable as possible.
Thank you so much!  We love to hear from you, and hope you'll write us, and just know if we don't get back right away, we're on the road.  :)  
In Christ, 

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Last Day BC (Before China)
What a strange feeling. How to sum up what you're thinking on your last day in the States before traveling to China to meet your new son? Terrifying. Exhausting. So excited! Teary about everything. So. Much. To. Do.
So, I'm just taking a second to reflect. One year ago today, literally, on March 3rd, 2015 my husband was having his normal quiet time when he says he felt gut-punched by this in John 21: "Jesus said, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?' He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' Jesus said, ‘Take care of my sheep.'" Nathan said it was like he'd never read it before. Like God just leveled him and said, "Nathan, if you love me, take care of my sheep." He got up and told me we needed to look at adoption right now.
Let me back up a bit. I've been doing this ministry of speaking and music for about 10 years now. Almost from the beginning we have partnered with different groups advocating for children in need. Children in poverty. Children in trafficking. Orphans. God has placed that burden on both of our hearts, and Nathan and I have had some incredible opportunities to travel around the world and see how these kids are really living. We've seen what needs to be done and what can happen when Jesus' people step out in faith and love people radically, not just with words, but with actions and in truth (1 John 3:18).
My heart's been open for a long time to adoption, but Nathan wasn't there, and I knew we needed to be in agreement. We worked to get kids sponsored and sponsor a lot of kids ourselves. Then, in November of 2014, we went to Nicaragua with Compassion and when we came home, Nathan said, "I think it's time we talked about adoption seriously."
Then I was the one with cold feet. What, now? Our kids were 16, 13, and 10. Our life was busy but frankly easier. The kids are very independent. We love our time with them and are very close. What if we mess this up? Why mess with a good thing? Let's be real – I was afraid.
2 Tim. 1:7 "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."
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About Jennifer Shaw
Jennifer Shaw is a Telly Award winning speaker, author, singer, songwriter and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist. Her ministry has been featured by Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, FamilyLife Today, Autism Speaks, Joni and Friends, and many more. Her new book, Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song, has brought national attention to the issue of Sensory Processing Disorder.
After being classically trained as an opera singer at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, Jennifer became a professor of music at Cedarville University before she felt led into her role as a contemporary worship leader. Her testimony includes tragedy and triumph, being both an adoptive parent and the parent of a special needs child, and losing her father to Lou Gehrig's disease. With the release of her fourth album, Someday, her songs offer hope in any circumstance and also reflect her recent experiences on the mission field in Asia, Africa, Central America and the UK.