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March 17, 2017

What Is the Limit to God’s Provision?

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My name is Christy. Growing up, my family went to the annual fundraiser for a local children’s home, which made me aware of the great need of children without families. Adoption was something God placed on my heart from an early age and continued to remind me of periodically. During college, I traveled to Peru on a mission trip and also had the opportunity to volunteer with local elementary schools in a high-need part of the city. Adoption was something Rafael and I had discussed prior to getting married. As a police officer in a major metropolitan city, Rafael also understood the great need for children to be in safe, caring families. While we weren’t sure exactly where we were going to adopt from or where the funds would come from, we knew God was calling us to adopt and began researching different options. Originally, we researched adopting from Latin … Continue reading

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January 4, 2017

The Most Important Story: 2016 in Review

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As we reflect on God’s goodness in 2016 … We are grateful beyond measure for your continued love and support for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. We are also quick to remember that the most important stories are not easily communicated on charts or as statistics–children trusting Christ for salvation, volunteers sacrificing precious time, widows praying earnestly for the fatherless, missionaries choosing faithfulness on the field, donors giving sacrificially–that make the ministry possible every single day. UPDATE: Thank YOU for helping meet the match! Our goal: $1,ooo,ooo. What happened: You contributed $1,205,330 to help children and families. We praise God for His faithfulness–and yours–in exceeding our goal! Thank you for being a critical part of the mission of Lifesong. We look forward to what God allows us to accomplish together this year.   Take the next step in 2017. Join Lifesong by creatively and practically caring for orphans around the world through one of our many exciting … Continue reading

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December 12, 2016

Your Giving Matters | 2016 Lifesong Year-In-Review

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Without the prayer and support of generous donors, our mission–bringing joy and purpose to orphans around the world–would be impossible. By God’s grace, here’s what we accomplished together in 2015: Would you join the effort with a year-end gift of any amount?  Every gift MATCHED with a donation to Lifesong (Where Most Needed), up to $1,000,000, if given by December 31, 2016! Would you give? As always, 100% of your donation will go directly to the need … helping orphans. Donate Today Save Save

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October 5, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Become an Adoption-Friendly Church

Nathan and Stacie adopted there son with the help of their church adoption fund.

Many churches claim to be pro-adoption, but they do little to actually support adoption. The good news is, it isn’t hard to become adoption-friendly. Here are 5 ideas to get started: 1. Pray for adopting families and waiting children. If your church prints a regular prayer sheet, consider including the names of families in process. Not only will this keep waiting families in the minds of praying people, but it will encourage the church family to ask for updates. If you do not currently have waiting families in your church, consider sharing adoption-related requests during times of corporate prayer. Furthermore, pray for God to raise up families in your church who are eager to adopt waiting children. 2. Encourage the church body to use their gifts to support adoptive families. Adoptive families need more than finances. Additionally, they need babysitters, encouragement, resources, and prayer. Everyone in the church can provide something to an adoptive family–even if it’s simply … Continue reading

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May 23, 2016

Best Thing About Being a Dad

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Very few life experiences mimic the gospel as closely as adoption. The Andersons know first-hand that, in adoption–as in salvation–God sovereignly interrupts the logical order of things as He lovingly orchestrates a new and chosen path for His child. Adoption is not without its pain, but done correctly, it is not without its blessings. Recent Barna research revealed that 77% of practicing Christians believe God’s people have a personal responsibility to adopt. While this statistic is encouraging, current trends also show a 35-year-low on international adoptions. The insecure national economy plus complicated adoption processes may contribute to this decline. Despite the numbers–and due, in large part, to your faithful and enthusiastic support of the fatherless–Lifesong continues to see churches and families embracing adoption for the good of the vulnerable and the glory of God. Over 5,000 families have received adoption funding support, and since 2011, at least 95 churches have partnered with Lifesong to help … Continue reading

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February 26, 2016

Adoption: Amazing and Messy | Family Friday

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Our church, The Church at Brook Hills, has played a huge role in our lives in displaying the biblical truths about adoption and the fatherless, and opening our eyes to the Lord’s command in regards to this. The Lord placed adoption on our hearts throughout our engagement, but after two years of an infertility journey, we felt the Lord strongly leading us to close that door and to begin praying about adding to our family through adoption. We eagerly began the adoption process in the summer of 2010, feeling led to the country of China. Our first precious little girl, Karlye, was placed in our arms in June of 2011. Karlye has been such a blessing to our family and has taught us so much more than we could have ever imagined. She is a beautiful, smart, funny, kind-hearted and determined little girl. She was an amazingly brave little girl … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015

7 Ways Your Church Can Serve the Fatherless

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We talk a lot about churches serving the fatherless. Sunday School classes discuss it and entire Orphan Sundays are dedicated to the topic. But orphan care shouldn’t just be a ministry option within the church. It should be a mission of the entire body. What does it look like for the church as a whole to serve the fatherless on a regular basis? Here are 7 ideas: 1. Pray. The significance of depending on God for orphan care is that His love–and not our guilt–becomes our greatest motivation. Here at Lifesong, we are always looking for churches and individuals to join our prayer team. Would you consider praying with us? 2. Give. Did you know that one of the greatest (if not the greatest) barrier to families in your church adopting is money? Whether you can only give a little or your church can give a lot, we’d love to serve you through a no … Continue reading

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