Jeanna does not have biological children of her own. And as the years passed it was a tough realization that she may never have kids, and for some time she was hurt and angry with God. But God had another plan.
He opened Jeanna's heart and mind to motherhood in a whole new different way. He began to show her that there are so many lonely, vulnerable and abandoned orphaned kids in this world who also need to be loved. "But I want MY OWN kids," she argued. She adamantly refused to open her heart to other possibilities of being a 'mother' because she didn't understand God's plan.
One day His message came across loud and clear when God gave her a desire to begin researching about orphaned children. She was so curious that she watched hours of video after video of real-life stories of vulnerable children who lived on the streets in various countries. It was heartbreaking to watch.
She was crushed by the stories and her heart broke into pieces. She cried a fountain of tears, for hours, and for weeks any mention of children brought with it a remembrance of the stories she watched along with more tears. She knew her sadness for these children was only a glimpse of the sorrow the Lord must have for them.
Today, Jeanna uses her love for writing to author children picture books, and she donates her books to children in the US and in orphanages all around the world. So far she has had the privilege of donating her books to orphanages in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, and Africa. Jeanna's mission is also to bring awareness to this cause and to inspire others to financially sponsor children around the world.
She is also looking for volunteers to translate some of her books to different languages, and she encourages children book authors to write Bible stories to share around the world.
In 2019 Jeanna plans to visit an orphanage in Mexico, to continue to sponsor, and build relationships with the children.