A few years ago I meet Stephen Schroeder, by chance or divine providence? I choose to believe God has a plan so he keeps his eye on the sparrow.
When I met Mr. Schroder he was involved with the Gideons . I later found that Its a group of people who leave bibles in hotels rooms just in case someone is compelled to read. No matter I thought to myself at the time. Cool because he just looked like a regular guy, a man who owned a business but was so quiet and humble, busy but not too busy to help out another human being. I should have known at the time he was doing great things! His piano tuner was a blind man completely bind, with a an ear for sound that is impeccable and tunes some of the finest pianos in So. Cal, and his office ran smoothly and was pretty low key.
It was during this time he saw a growing need in prisons in particular to the incarcerated youth. So a group of about 12 of us put on a skit about the Cross, and Christ. We went to several prisons during holidays, on weekends, and brought lemonade freshly made from the lemon trees at his piano store with cookies. He kept on with his mission time went by and I moved on to other things.
For a number of years now Stephen Schoeder and his wife Xinwea have been in china. They left all their belongings, their home, their life here in America, left to open an orphanage in China. I remember seeing pictures of how gaunt he was, but never did a complain or whisper or regret were spoken. This week they are in the US and Mexico I recently come to find out his wife has Cancer. All that work, all the love shared in service to humanity I can't even imagine his heartache. You see I saw him at work, heard him speak and act on behalf of those who have not one person to stand for them.
so I post this here on Humanity Healing where I know there are caring loving souls who will recieve this message and pass on to humanity with love, tolerance, forgiveness and kindness. Truthfully I had cried last night troubled by so many burdens yet there are far greater things happening in the world than my cares.
I look around the communities, in our country, and hear about the news over seas knowing that not all is well with the world. Mostly disheartening to hear of suffering. We all want the world to be a good place, we work toward that goal. Everyday there are good changes happening but we must continue to do small things or big big things if within your reach to make this world a better place for all. Not grow weary on the goal that Humanity Healing has as well.
I received this today (from Bill) a mutual friend.
Sending you a link to a video documentary, English language and subtitles version, that a Chinese TV station produced on abandoned children. Steve, Xinwei and Mephibosheth Village are featured prominently in this video. This is a first class presentation on the issue of abandoned children and what the Schroeders are doing. Enjoy!