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January 11, 2013

Humbled to Watch the Body of Christ // Family Friday

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the recent change in Russia’s law regarding American adoptions (if not, click here). There are many unknowns for adoptive families who are in process and I urge you to keep them as well as the children in Russia in your prayers. So today, instead of be anxious of tomorrow, let’s rejoice in what God is doing today! I’d like to share a family who were blessed to adopt two little girls, Katelyn & Elliana, from Russia last year. Lifesong, in partnership with The James Fund, were able to provide Jason and Heather an interest-free adoption loan and fundraising account to help them bring these treasures into their forever family. Working with Lifesong was great.   We really appreciated not only the financial support, but prayer support and consideration for our family during our adoption. The biggest thing that helped financial was opening the fundraising account.  We were … Continue reading

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January 4, 2013

“God does the impossible!” // Family Friday

I love Family Fridays. I love peaking into the lives of amazing Christian families who love God and desire their lives to be His. Who love Him so much that they would want to replicate His picture of adoption in their family. A family much like Travis & Shannon’s. Already parents to 4 kiddos, one from Ethiopia, they heard God telling them their family picture wasn’t complete. Through We started out our adoption journey with 3 boys and 1 girl. We really prayed about being gender specific but felt God tell us to let him have the control. Our 9 year old daughter prayed for a sister the whole time. When we got the call that “somehow” the wait list for both genders  had evened out and we were getting a girl, our 9 yr old daughter screamed and jumped and ran all over the house! It was a God moment to … Continue reading

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October 20, 2012

Family Friday: “We know God called us to adopt…”

Steven and Tiffany could list 78 reasons why they decided to grow their family through adoption.  For several years, they traveled as road directors for an international children’s choir.  They felt God working on their hearts as they were “Mom” and “Dad” to the children in the choir, many of which were orphans from India, Uganda, Brazil, Philippines, Nepal, and Myanmar. The Lord used these children to cultivate in them a heart for the orphan.  As most adoption stories go, Steven and Tiffany’s journey had some unexpected turns and surprises. But through it all, they felt God’s presence and peace as they persued the adoption of their daughter Ayla from China. Thanks to The Church of Brook Hills Adoption Fund, Steven and Tiffany were given a matching grant through Lifesong to help with some of the fiancial costs. Listen in to hear more… Lifesong provided a way for people to give tax-deductible gifts … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012

Family Friday: “…Nothing is by chance…”

Phillip and Elaine were first called to adoption in 2000 as they sought to grow their family. They now have five daughers (three through adoption). After attending an “If You Were Mine” conference with the intent of starting a church adoption ministry, they were convicted that the Lord was calling them to adopt again. Please listen is as they share God’s almighty hand as He worked through their 4th adoption of Lily Rose from China with the help of Jeeah’s Hope, one of Lifesong Church Adoption Fund Partners. Our Lifesong grant was probably the biggest God-thing that occurred during the adoption process for Lily Rose. We met a couple, Skip & Ashley, via an online adoption community several years before beginning our adoption for Lily Rose. Ashley followed our blog during our adoption of our 5th daughter. Unbeknownst to me, she and a friend had began an adoption ministry called … Continue reading

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October 5, 2012

Family Friday: “…confident in His ultimate provision…”

Meet Wes & Kellee. Their adoption story began in Kellee’s prayer group. When a woman in her group came home from a mission trip to an orphanage in Beijing, China, she shared with their group about a special little boy with Spina Bifida who had captured her heart.  She asked for their group to pray that he could find a “forever family.”  Kellee and the rest of the women prayed diligently for this little boy for two years.  During this time Kellee began to feel that God was telling her that they were to become his forever family.  She brought home a picture of him and as a family they prayed for him every night.  Over time, Wes & Kellee knew God was leading them in this direction.  Three months ago, they were able to bring home 7-year-old, David, home into their forever family! Listen in as they share their … Continue reading

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September 21, 2012

Family Friday: “..sew him into our family, Lord…”

Meet Justin and Jaymi… Because of their involvement in their local church’s adoption ministry, God began to work on their hearts and lead them towards adoption. Through this ministry, Jaymi saw a picture of a little boy from Taiwan that captured her attention.  She says, “I had looked at a number of photos of waiting children before, but this time was different.  He stole my heart and I took this experience as a green light for our family to being the process of adopting.” We at Lifesong felt blessed to partner with this special family as they brought home little Zac from Taiwan this spring. Please join us in listening in to their testimony of God’s faithfulness… We prayed specifically for God to “sew” our son into our family, even before we met. People who didn’t even know us prayed those exact words over our adoption! That could only be from … Continue reading

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December 30, 2011

2011 Highlights & Year-End Giving

  Lifesong projects impact 3,000+ orphaned & vulnerable children each year.   The Lord has continued to lead Lifesong this year in ways that we could not have imagined!   Here is a glimpse: ·       Created 45 jobs for orphan’s caregivers through micro-lending & sustainable Strawberry Farm in Zambia ·       Installed 59 computer systems in Honduras, giving skills to break cycle of unemployment thank you RetailROI! ·       84 children now have their FIRST school in 14 years (due to civil war) in Marshall, Liberia ·       Completed 100th repair of a widow’s home & hit $1,000,000 mark in adoption funding through Both Hands partner ·       Helped 638 children become adopted into US Christian families, removing financial barriers through Adoption Grants & Loans (disbursed over $3,500,000 in adoption funding) ·       Our joy to partner with 167 churches through Adoption Funds & Orphan Care initiatives in 32 states ·       Launched Adoption without Borders (indigenous adoption) in Ukraine and have helped 120+ Ukrainian orphans become adopted by Ukrainian Christian parents ·       Helped Sergey, Andrei and several … Continue reading

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