A Message From Josie-Tatum's Mama

In November, I led our church in adoption/orphan awareness activities. Josie-Tatum watched intently as I previewed videos and brochures. She was moved to find out how she could help with questions like, "Mama, what can we do to help orphans?" and "Mama, where can we go to help orphans?"

As I sought to encourage her compassion, a door was opened for us to join Servant's House Ministries on a trip to South Africa in July. This is Josie-Tatum's story, her opportunity to share with you what the LORD speaks to her.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

About me,
Ones there was a orphan in china. And I did not have a family. Now I am not a orphan because my family got me.
About orphans,
Orphans do not have a family. Most orphans in south Africa there moms and dads died of aides.
About our mission trip,

My mom and me are going to help orphans in south Africa in July. Our mission is about helping orphans. And giving cloths,toys and other things. Please pray for us!


  1. Josie-Tatum,
    I'm so proud of you and can't wait to follow your journey to South Africa. We also have an adopted little girl named Josie from China. Someday I hope she is as compassionate as you are.

    Have a blessed Easter!!

  2. I am so honored to be your first commenter.... I think this is such a huge mission and you are so wise to listen to God's calling on your heart at such a young age.... I pray that He will bless you and continue to prepare you for what He has in store!

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey with us Josie-Tatum! I can't wait to follow along. What an incredible young girl you are!

  4. Josie-Tatum, you are a blessing. My heart just smiles when your mommy talks about you. I hope you always have the passion for the worlds orphans as you do now. I can not wait to follow your sweet journey to South Africa. My prayers are with you and your mama.
    Joy from the children of promise yahoo group

  5. Hi Josie-Tatum

    Your mom has been telling us about how you want to help the orphans.

    What a sweet precious girl you are!

    God has blessed you with a special gift!

    Can't wait to hear more about your Mission trip to South Africa.

    Blessings -


  6. I cannot wait to follow your journey to South Africa!!! God is going to amazing things through you and I cannot wait to hear all about it!!!

  7. I can't wait to follow your journey Josie Tatum. What a wonderful heart you have....

  8. I can't wait to follow your journey Josie-Tatum. Our family will all be praying for you as you prepare to go.

  9. We are so prouds of you! I can't wait to read your blog. We will be praying for you!

  10. Josie Tatum,
    Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be praying for your journey!!!

  11. Josie Tatum, I am praying for you and your mom and the mission trip God has given you!

  12. Hey Josie-Tatum, I am so proud of you. Can't wait to follow your trip.
    Mrs. Amy

  13. Hi Josie Tatum,
    My husband and I and our 3 kids will be praying for you and following your journey! We are waiting to bring home our son from china soon!

  14. What a blessing you will be to all the children you meet in South Africa! If you decide to collect items to take for the children, I would love to donate.

  15. Hi JosieTatum, we are a family waiting to adopt a little girl from China. We also feel so strongly about doing something for all the children around the world who do not yet have mothers and fathers on earth. I am sure you will be able to bring those children a lot of hope when you go this summer. I am looking forward to hearing more about it.

  16. Josie-Rosie,
    We are so excited for you and your mom! God is using you in a very special way.

    We love you!

    The Tolberts

  17. Dear Josie,

    What a wonderfully compassionate young lady you are. I am sure God has big plans for you in this world. We wish you the best of luck on your mission.

    Reena and Josie Dong Dong (2 1/2 from Shaoguan)

  18. God bless you, Sweetheart!! And how beautiful you are among those flowers!!

    I was on a mission trip in China when I met our next daughter Faith. She was 10 when I met her and 11.5 when we adopted her.

    I pray God gives all my kids a heart for orphans like He has given you!! I love that you are blogging and I will show your blog to our kids (we have 3 girls and 1 boy from China like you, and we're waiting for our 2nd boy to come home too).

    I'm excited to keep reading - and praying for you!!
    Mrs. Toni

  19. Hi Josie-Tatum,

    What a wonderful mission you have! My husband and I just had our first baby. It was a difficult pregnancy, and our son has hip dysplasia that may be something that will now run in our family, so we are considering adopting a second child someday. Your story gives us lots of encouragement! Please do share what you and your parents have learned, to help the rest of us give someone who might otherwise not have a Mommy and Daddy, have a family to love, and who loves them right back!

    You are a blessing to us all.

    DeAnne and Nick Cravaritis

  20. Josie-Tatum, I have been praying for you every night! I hope that when you go to South Africa you help all the little kids that you can help! I Love You! -Emilyann