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March 15, 2013

“We thought our family was complete” // Family Friday

I was blessed to meet Adam & Amy several years ago at an adoption conference. With hearts of gold, they have brought 7 children into their home through adoption. We are honored here at Lifesong to have helped bring home 4 of those children though financial partnership! Recently, they brought home Maddie, a 6-year-old sweetie from Bulgaria. Listen in to their story… We adopted our oldest daughter from the US foster care system, and then were blessed with three biological children. We thought our family was complete, but then God used a precious little boy in Hong Kong named Ivan to break our hearts for special needs orphans internationally.  After Ivan joined our family, we found ourselves traveling the world adding more precious treasures to our family through the miracle of adoption; Blair from Hong Kong, Albertine from Liberia, and Sam, Luke, and Irina from Ukraine. A year ago, we became … Continue reading

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March 13, 2013

One Child – One Life – One Soul // March Mission Moment

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25:40 One Child. One Life. One Soul.An ongoing theme of our ministry is the power of ONE. Not to ignore the often overwhelming 147 million orphan statistic, but to focus on making an impact on ONE child. As Andy Stanley says, “Do for ONE what you wish you could do for every one. And when do you for ONE, you often end up doing for far more than just one.”  Please enjoy these ONE child stories… IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS // Lifesong Zambia In Zambia, like many parts of the world, witchcraft is very prevalent. At Lifesong School in Zambia, we teach the children that God is more powerful than witchcraft and the witchdoctors that practice it. … Continue reading

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March 1, 2013

“God worked to bring them home…” // Family Friday

Scott and Kathy are amazing examples of what Psalms 68:5-6 actually looks like. They have brought 16 children into their family through adoption as they act as defenders of the fatherless, willingly placing the lonely into their family. They just brought home two children from China and Lifesong, with help of the TAMBA Adoption Fund, were able to help fund these two adoptions. I invite you to listen to their testimony and the AMAZING way that God, as He does, worked out all of the details for Roslyn and Jaden be apart of a FOREVER FAMILY… We are home with our babies, and have been so anxious to send you information on them and another thank you for all that you guys did to make their homecoming possible. How does one thank another for saving precious lives? We are still searching for words to express to all of you, and to … Continue reading

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February 25, 2013

What Every Adoptive Parent Should Know

I’m sure many of you have heard of the amazing resources Empowered to Connect (ETC) offers to adoptive families, but in case you haven’t…listen in! Empowered to Connect exists to provide quality, Christian resources to adoptive families at any stage.  Recognizing that children brought into families through adoption often times come from hard places and deal with loss, ETC equips parents with knowledge and wisdom in raising children from hard places. They have created a collection of eight videos to help address some important basics that every adoptive parent should know. Watch the other seven videos here>> Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, also hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Future 2013 dates and locations for the … Continue reading

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February 22, 2013

“I know you guys!” // Family Friday

We were excited to partner with Robert & Alexis for a second time as they brought home their son Jacob from Korea. I couldn’t help but smile as I read through their adoption testimony, so easily seeing the picture as they told of their first meeting with their son Jacob.  The picture reminded me of our Heavenly Father and how even though now we see in a mirror dimly, one day, like Jacob, we will see Him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12). Our wait to bring Jacob home was very long. We had spent a year and a half looking at picturesof him growing up and reading about what milestones he was reaching. It was a long, hard wait. Finally we got our travel call, and we were on our way. The first time we met Jacob, we walked into the room he was in, and after looking at … Continue reading

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February 1, 2013

Katie Rescued from Orphanage! // Family Friday

It’s hard to know where to start! There is so much to say about Joe and Susanna’s adoption journey to their daughter Katie. Katie, born with down syndrome, was 9 years old when they adopted her, weighing only 10 pounds. You see, many orphanages across Eastern Europe very commonly place special needs children in orphanages at birth.  Depending on the child and country, they are eventually moved to an adult mental institution, where as Susanna explains “aren’t fit for dogs.”  Children are often severely neglected and deprived of human contact.  How this must break the heart of our kind, loving and compassionate Father God… Praise God that Katie was adopted! Praise God that she is eating and growing and bring JOY to her family! Praise God that Joe &  Susanna obeyed God’s call to defend the orphan! Praise God that He keeps His promises to set the lonely into families. Praise God… We are … Continue reading

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January 25, 2013

God Made a Way // Family Friday

We’re stepping out of the norm today!  Instead of sharing a post-adoptive story, I invite you to listen in as John & Josee Waller, adoptive family of a sibling group from Ukraine (Max, Anna & Olha), share their pre-adoptive story!  The Waller’s, already parents to 5 children, felt God clearly directing them towards adoption. John & Josee were able to meet Max & Anna through a summer hosting program and have made a video sharing how God mightily worked in their hearts through this journey.   We are thankful, through the support of our Church Fund Partners, to be able to financially support this family’s adoption! John & Josee leave TOMORROW for Ukraine and we ask that you would cover their trip and family in prayer!  Update since video production from John & Josee: “We discovered Max and Anna have a 12-year-sister, Olha, that we found about a month before our first trip. They have … Continue reading

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