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City On A Hill

Chris Kinsley
 After three days of traveling from Birmingham to get here, we were finally able to visit the Compassion project at Care and Share Mission in Bhubaneswar, India. Three of our elders, Keith...
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A Story of Hope - India

Callie
The Church at Brook Hills has the privilege of sponsoring 12 Child Survival Programs through Compassion International. Today, a team of staff and elders from Brook Hills landed on the ground in India...
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Uncommon Road

Callie
Erik and Amanda Hansen, along with their children, were commissioned as Long-Term Missionaries from The Church at Brook Hills in 2010. Erik is a pediatric surgeon and serves at Kijabe Hospital near...
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Global Stories - Max and Tyler

Callie
During this past summer, Max and Tyler served together as Brook Hills Mid-Termers to India. What follows are some of Max's reflections on their experience. ...
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The Global Body of Christ

Callie
This is the second post from the team of 9 Brook Hills members who just returned home from Northeast India after serving for almost 2 weeks with our ministry partner NeverThirst. Read about the...
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One True God

Virginia Ramsey
A team of 9 Brook Hills members just returned home from Northeast India after serving for almost 2 weeks with our ministry partner NeverThirst. Read about the experiences they had while teaching and...
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Heading Home

David Platt
Wow…what a journey. We’ve now spent our last full day in China (at least this time around), we’re packed, and we’re ready to spend hours in an airplane with three kids! As we reflect back over...
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Adoption: A Glorious Transformation

David Platt
It’s official.Today, we took the last step in the adoption process here, going to the consulate to finalize the paperwork for Mara Ruth to travel home with us. Lord willing, when we set foot on...
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Grateful To God For Grandma

David Platt
We drove back from MaoMing today, and we have one more official box to check off tomorrow in this adoption process. As we prepare to head into the home stretch of this trip to China, Heather and I...
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The Privilege Of Being A Part Of His Plan

David Platt
Today was an emotional day, to say the least. We laughed. We wept. And in it all, we worshiped. The Father to the fatherless is providing for orphans, and you and I have the privilege of being a part...
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The Gospel and Adoption

David Platt
After five hours in the car, we have settled into the city of MaoMing, China. Mara Ruth was born here sixteen months ago, and tomorrow we will spend the day at the orphanage where she has lived all...
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Do You Know God As Father?

David Platt
Today was a relatively uneventful day. We took Mara Ruth to a routine check-up at the clinic. She screamed the entire time, and though I was able to get a few pictures and video to show her one day,...
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Patient Pursuit

David Platt
After Thanksgiving at the zoo yesterday and before a check-up at the clinic tomorrow, we had a day to spend simply resting and playing. We walked through a park, rode on some rides, paddled in a boat,...
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Happy Thanksgiving From China

David Platt
We send you warm Thanksgiving greetings from an elephant in China…From giraffes in China…[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32638214 w=400&h=225] From zoo coasters in China…From ligers in...
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From Heather: Thankful...

David Platt
Heather graciously agreed to take a few minutes aside from “mommying” to jot down a few reflections on this journey from her perspective. It is nothing short of amazing to watch the way Mara Ruth...
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The Journey Begins

David Platt
Though we met her for the first time yesterday, today is actually the official day when we adopt Mara Ruth here in China. This climactic event takes place back at the civil affairs office where we met...
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We Have A Daughter!

David Platt
Words really can’t describe what it felt like to sit on a sofa tonight with a 16-month-old little girl falling asleep on my shoulder. Today has been quite a day, to say the least.We started with a...
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Tomorrow Is The Big Day

David Platt
Tomorrow is the big day. At approximately 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon (around midnight tonight in Birmingham), Lord willing, we will meet our daughter.As we prepare to become a family of five, I...
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WOD On The Wall

David Platt
Beijing. The capital city of a country comprising 1.3 billion people. Alone, this city holds 20 million residents and spans thousands of years of history. The Great Wall reaching from the northeastern...
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Our Celebrity Son In China

David Platt
I’ve told this story of God’s providence in our family to our church and in a variety of other settings, so much apologies in advance for some having to bear through this story again. But we never...
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From Uralsk, Kazakhstan To Beijing, China

David Platt
Obviously, the primary purpose of our trip to China is to adopt our daughter. However, we scheduled some time in Beijing on the front end of the journey to spend specifically with our boys. So these...
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Kids In Need Of Sleep

David Platt
After only a few hours of sleep, anticipation in the Atlanta airport...[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32222875 w=400&h=710]After a 15-hour flight, delirium in the Tokyo airport...[vimeo...
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Almost Three Years Ago

David Platt
Almost three years ago, Heather and I began praying again about the possibility of adoption. We had adopted our first son, Caleb, from Kazakhstan, and nine months later our second son, Joshua, had...
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The First Batch

Callie
This week Brook Hills received a package. It was an unexpected package, which I'll be honest I'm never really sure of. But I was pleasantly surprised that this package was filled with great hope and...
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