January 15, 2012

A closer look at the Little Fish

It’s almost been a week since the little fish fundraiser was started. We’ve had a few donations totaling $316, so with the matching gift that brings our total to… hold on here a sec… carry the one... $632! Remember even if all you can give is $10 or $15 that can help this group. Let’s take a closer look at what the Little Fish project is aiming to do.

Before Ethan and his volunteers came in these kids would mostly sit around watching TV with little to no interaction. They had been abandoned by those who were meant to care for them, because in society’s eyes they were worthless. Ethan wants to show these orphans that they are important, that they are loved, and that they can do something with their lives. Ethan and his volunteers encourage them to be creative. They do this by teaching them how to; play music instruments, sing, MC on stage, perform fashion shows, read and study poems, and also to sing worship songs. They want to also teach them how to do dance performances.

In the future they want to put together a music group from these orphans that will travel around performing. It will be something they can do to show not only these orphans, but also the society around them, that although they are handicapped and disabled they still have value and significance. It will also be an incredible message of love that will challenge those that see how Ethan and his volunteers have reached out to those others have abandoned.

Also in the future they would like to be teaching these orphans one-on-one in areas like; computer skills, making crafts and various other subjects (Math, Chinese and English). They will do this so that they can learn to live independently.

That’s a closer look at the Little Fish organization.

Much love,

The petersons

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jackie Robinson

Here are some of the orphans that Ethan works with.


  1. Hi Matt!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I look forward to reading your blog more and finding out how it came to be that your new 3 little ones came! Will you be pursuing adopting them? I would imagine 3 from China would be quite an expensive endeavor! Praying for your finances to come through.

  2. Hey Laurie!
    We will pursue adopting the first girl we took in, Lily. As far as the other two, Ellie and Sammie, we're not sure yet what we will do. Thank you so much for dropping by our blog! Have a great day Laurie!
    (Luckily for us adoption from China is cheaper, by a lot, when you live in China)