Over the years, Kristin Mow went with several short-term teams to International China Concern’s projects. Through these experiences, she saw God transform ICC’s children into the people God created them to be. God transformed her too. This is her story.
“It has been amazing to see ICC continue to grow, evolve and to witness God in action by impacting the lives of so many children. There are not many things that capture my attention for a prolonged period of time but God has placed a desire for me to return over and over again. The biggest impact that ICC has had on my life is during my first trip to Heng Yang; my experience there changed my world-view and the definition of what was considered meaningful in my life. This is also when I met an occupational therapist (international volunteer) for the first time! This planted a seed and stirring for a bigger shift. I am happy to say that 9 years later (after 3 more trips to ICC), I left my career in accounting, went back to school and am now a pediatric occupational therapist.”
“In Vancouver, I have participated and rallied my friends and family to participate and fundraise through Walk the Wall around Stanley Park. It is a great event where you can really see how strong the ICC community is in Vancouver! I also sponsor a child from the Heng Yang site (this is the first thing I did when I returned from my trip in 2010). I look forward to seeing her again when I return to China this October!”
Walk the Wall
Walk the Wall is a global movement that comes together throughout the year to raise money and awareness for abandoned and disabled children and young adults in China, as well as for families raising children with disabilities so that abandonment isn’t their only option.
Please join the Tenth Church East Van team at the walk on September 28th at Stanley Park. For more information and to register, visit walkthewall.org/vancouver
Kristin attends Tenth Church while advocating for the children of China through ICC.