Shaohannah's Hope is proud to be nearing completion of this exciting project that will provide love and care for orphans throughout China who are in desperate need of surgeries and special medical attention.
|Maria's Big House of Hope|
in Luoyang, China
Located in Luoyang, which is in the Henan province and has a population of around 6 million people, this caring facility will be a beacon of hope to the people of China and the world. Henan is one of the poorest provinces in all of China. The state-run Luoyang orphanage takes care of nearly 700 children and ends up with most of the “special needs” orphans from all around Henan.
Maria's Big House of Hope is a 6 story building that will be equipped with everything needed to care for orphans with special needs. Every child in this facility will be 5 years old or younger, and these will represent some of the neediest orphans in China. Donate now >
"Seeing and experiencing the progress that has been made at Maria's Big House of Hope was entirely amazing. You can see Maria's Big House of Hope from a mile away, and everyone in the community knows about the big, blue building. As we pulled up, a wave of incredible excitement came over me as I realized that God will absolutely be mighty to save in this place."
|An example of one of the finished rooms inside MBHOH|
"Not only will He be mighty to save orphans in whatever way He chooses to, but He will also be mighty to save those of us who have the opportunity to support, and maybe one day visit, Maria's Big House of Hope from missing one of life's purest joys this side of heaven: pouring the love and hope we have received by knowing Jesus Christ out and over the least of these." --Emily (Chapman) Richards, on arriving at Maria's Big House in January '09
The First Floor
The bottom level will consist of an entrance hall/reception area, office, small exam room, kitchen, laundry room, store room, and accommodations for caretakers to sleep. 24 beds for children are available. The children on this floor have been through surgery, recovered, and are waiting for adoption. On all six floors, the children are divided into family groups of twelve with 3 caretakers looking after them. This allows the children to have more of a home atmosphere.
The children on these floors are long-term chronic care children who’ve been saved but are not healthy enough to survive in the orphanage or on their own in any way. Because of their condition they are also not likely to be adopted. They can be cared for up to the age of five. 72 beds are available between floors 2 and 3. Both floors have dining rooms. A room for physical therapy is located here as well.
The fourth floor is dedicated to hospice care for children who are terminal. This floor contains 28 beds. Other rooms include a medical room /intensive care room, main emergency room, and isolation room. Every new child will be brought to the fourth floor to be evaluated, registered, and diagnosed. They will then be sent, depending on how severe their ailments, to the corresponding floor. Robin and Joyce want to make the children as comfortable as possible before they pass. A “DNR” (do not resuscitate) rule is in effect for the fourth floor.
The fifth floor will be the home of the building’s operation theater. Rooms for 10-16 children who are coming in from all over China are available for them to stay for before and after surgery. At this facility, only surgeries like minor plastic, orthopedic, and cleft pallet surgery will take place. A training room for incoming staff and an infirmary are also located on the 5th.
The sixth floor is mainly made up of living quarters for long-term staff, visiting medical physicians, and could also allow groups with up to 20 people. The roof will have a playground on top with a sandbox and other fun activities for children to engage in.
(From L to R) Robin and Joyce Hill, Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, Scott Hasenbalg, and Director Pei
By the grace of God, and thanks to donors like you, Maria's Big House of Hope is only a few steps away from being able to open its doors to care for orphans. If you would like to donate to this project, please follow the link below.
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To donate by check, please make checks payable to "Shaohannah's Hope" and mail them to:
Attention: Luoyang Building Project
PO Box 647
Franklin, TN 37065