We’re all human, but sometimes, the other part of the world can seem so weird to us. Yup, someone somewhere is wondering how we can do this or that, but for now, there’s a story that will make you think here. As a result of female infanticide, there are an estimated 30–40 million more men than women in China today. A survey in 2005 proved the shortage of girls across the country, and this was due to the introduction of the one-child policy. Nowadays, researchers argue that female infanticide is rare in China, as the government has outlawed the practice. But, thirteen years ago, it was a different story. One helpless 1-month-old girl was abandoned at a train station inside a cardboard box.
Thankfully, a kind stranger found her and brought her to an orphanage. But that’s not the end of the story, and the girl found beautiful parents who cherished her talent.
Chuck and Kim Walker from the U.S were feeling their family wasn’t yet complete. Having lost their children in a tragical way, Chuck and Kim adopted their first daughter in 2000. Three years later, they had it in their hearts to adopt another daughter.
The couple heard countless stories about the baby girls in China who desperately needed permanent homes. Many of these orphans are left in the streets, unable to fight for themselves. So, the Walkers headed to China and were matched up with that same baby abandoned at the train station. The girl was now 1 year old. They named her McKenzie Grace, and it was indeed love at first sight.
Chuck and Kim brought McKenzie home from China, but something unusual happened when they walked through the door. They saw McKenzie’s attention immediately turn to the old chime clock in the kitchen. This little girl heard the sound of the chimes, walked right up to the clock and did something that changed the course of her life forever. The couple was in complete awe of her ability to carry a harmonious tune at the age of one. This was only the beginning of McKenzie’s love affair with music. Today, she is a singing star named McKenzie Grace Walker, using her powerhouse vocals to praise the name of Jesus.
“Wherever we went, she would hum along with music,” says Kim. “It became obvious that it was just a part of who she was.”
By the time she was five, she was already performing in front of crowds and told her parents she wanted to be a “famous singer” when she grows up.
In March 2015, she signed a record deal through Mansion Entertainment to be distributed by Sony/RED.mAccording to Southern Gospel Music News, “a new radio single from her debut project will be shared with Southern Gospel radio entitled, ‘Heaven Come Down.’”
This wonderful girl does not only sing, she also helps orphaned children in China find their forever home, just like she did.
“I need to help them because God helped me, and through God, I can help them,” says McKenzie for the media.
Watch the video below to see how this story unfolded: