Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dang Qing Tong says thanks PFO partners for sending me for cleft lip surgery!

Meet Dang An Ran :)

Here she is... in a few weeks I'll post a picture of her with a beautiful new smile! 

Video of Dan Yun Sheng

This little guy is receiving cleft lip surgery as I write, the week of June 1st, 2009. Thanks for making that possible! Now here he is! :) 

June 1, 2009

Today is my last day in China … and it happens to be National Children’s Day! Philip Hayden had a huge celebration this morning with 100 happy meals for the kids, swimming, face paint, and crafts … the kids had a blast!

As for me, honestly, I am emotionally tired. Visiting orphans is a joy, but it is also heart wrenching that I cannot do more. It hurts to get close enough to realize that these kids know that something is missing. Sometimes they reach out to you in hopes of finding fulfillment, sometimes you can sense their frustration as they push you away or would rather not be touched. This trip, more than ever, I have shed tears and felt pain for these kids. They all know the word mommy, and they do realize that something is missing, even at a very early age. Psalm 34:18 says that God is close to the broken hearted. These children are so important to Him. Surely your consideration of their needs brings Him great joy. 

Your Portion for Orphans donations are making a difference in the lives of orphans! A simple glance at the pictures below will prove that. As a result of YOUR DONATIONS, they are receiving facial reconstructive cleft lip surgery this week! The last one has already had lip surgery and will have cleft pallet surgery, which closes the roof of his mouth. I want to thank you on their behalf. Sheh-Sheh! 

As soon as I have all pictures uploaded, I will blog the link. I'll also be adding video clips to this blog. For now, if you’re on Facebook, you can view them there. Just search Sally Lockett.

Thank you for following the trip. Please visit the PFO website to subscribe to our periodic email updates throughout the year. They mainly consist of news and follow-up pictures of donations and surgeries.

Thanks also to those who cover our administrative/travel expenses. You are like angels! 

Hu Jian Lun
Dan Yun Sheng
Dang Qing Tong
Dang An Ran

Zhang Hai Yang

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

May 31, 2009

The little ones from New Hope that PFO is sending for cleft lip/pallet surgery will take a train Monday June 1st, with their nannies, to check in for surgery. Please remember and pray for them during this time. There are pictures of them below, and I’ll send out post op pictures in a PFO update, please subscribe at It was suggested that I go around and replace batteries in the children’s toys today. I was more than willing to do what seemed like a small task, I had no idea how fun it would be!!!
These kids have all kinds of toys that had dead batteries in them. It was hysterical when Elmo came to life! The kids loved it! Who knew such a small thing could bring them so much joy! Here’s a picture of Elizabeth, a precious little girl who has paraplegia and club feet. She was rolling laughing. :) I also spent some time distributing the bikes, trikes and small ride on cars that your gifts enabled. You all inspired these smiles! Pic of liz with elmo, bike pics.