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April 18, 2014

“Because we have a perfect heavenly Father” {Family Friday}

Thanks for joining us for another Family Friday. This week’s testimony is SO special, so I hope you will take the time to listen in as Jason & Sarah share their journey of pain & loss and joy & hope. We’re thankful The James Fund came alongside this family with a matching grant to offset some of the costs in bringing their son Carlos home from Columbia. Listen in… When we walked down the aisle together, Sarah and I thought we had our future figured out. We both pictured a few years of working and getting used to married life, getting pregnant when we felt the timing was right, and having as many children as God would give us. God, however, had other plans for what He would allow in our lives. At the start of our adoption journey, six years after deciding to start a family, God had given … Continue reading

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April 11, 2014

“God is so good…ALL the time!” {Family Friday}

This week in our featured Family Friday, Rex & Lorraine share about their journey to their son Samuel, telling once again how GOD showed up and made a way! Thankful to partner with The James Fund to be part of God’s provision for this family by giving them a matching grant. Listen in to their story… Our adoption experience met several challenges when we experienced job transitions mid way through the process.  This presented significant financial needs since our adoption income source was no longer available to us.  God was faithful to provide in such a way that we were able to continue the process and give Samuel a loving, caring family where he could thrive in a reasonable time.  Knowing that our son needed medical attention made it important to us to try to bring him home as soon as possible.  Lifesong for Orphans provided a venue where our family … Continue reading

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April 4, 2014

He is MORE Than Faithful {Family Friday}

He is faithful is a recurring theme for Nick & Stephanie, Lifesong adoptive family. Listen in as they share a snapshot into their journey to their son Caleb from Thailand. We’re blessed to have been able to financially partner with this family through The James Fund and play a small part in bring another child into a FOREVER FAMILY… Lifesong was a Godsend for us! We knew from the beginning of our adoption process that we were operating solely by faith in God – without Him there was no way we would have the desire or the funds to even consider adoption. Lifesong came alongside us with a matching grant and as a source of encouragement for us throughout our journey. Their willingness to partner with us was a tremendous blessing! Not only by finding a matching grant for us, they also opened up a fund in which our friends and families could … Continue reading

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March 21, 2014

Fear of Fundraising {Family Friday}

25% of practicing Christians who consider adoption, chose not to because it’s too expensive (Barna Group Frames, Becoming Home). I invite you listen in to Owen & Emily’s adoption journey to their daughter Julia and the way that God provided time and time again for everyone one of their needs despite the fear and unknowns. This story is so hard to write because each aspect of our daughter’s adoption has a number of miraculous events surrounding it. Our story is a many volume story—but this telling focuses on God the provider.  Philippians 4:19 “But my God will meet all of your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” About 2 years ago, we were evaluating our goals & where life was headed and we knew we wanted three things: To obey God, to grow our family and let our lives share The Gospel. Little did we know those … Continue reading

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March 7, 2014

Beyond Adoption {Family Friday}

Welcome to this week’s Family Friday! Listen in as 4-time adoptive parents, Michael and Sarah, share a portion of their journey. With the help of Both Hands Foundation and Lifesong Legacy Loans, they were able to bring their three girls home! What I especially love about this family is that their ministry didn’t stop at adoption. Michael & Sarah are also involved in making an impact for the children of Ethiopia who are not yet adopted or who may never be. Listen in… It has been such a blessing to work with Lifesong over the past four years. We received a matching grant when we adopted our son in 2010, and an interest-free loan when we adopted our girls in 2013. We also completed a Both Hands project for our second adoption. While we were in Ethiopia, we had the opportunity to visit the schools in Ziway and Adami Tulu. We are extremely thankful, … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014

Hannah is a Miracle {Family Friday}

If you read Monday’s blog this week, you’ll remember that Lifesong assists churches and ministries in funding adoptions. James Fund, ministry of Family Christian Stores, is just one of those ministries. They recently gave a $2500 matching grant to Nathan and Katie to help them bring their daughter home from China. Listen in as they share their story… After praying if and how God wanted us to expand our family back in December 2010, Nathan and I both felt that God called us to adopt, specifically through China’s special needs program. So, after waiting for a full year to meet China’s financial qualifications to adopt, we qualified and began our adoption process. One month into the process, we learned we were also expecting! Miraculously, the timing worked out perfectly for us to continue with our adoption while pregnant with Emma. After a year and a half, all paperwork was ready … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014

God Had a Greater Plan {Family Friday}

Welcome to another week of Family Friday! This week listen in as Thomas & Nicole share a guest post reflecting on their adoption journey. Now, with their children home for 3 months, read along to hear the heart of a mother as she speaks truth and life into her forever sons. It’s always a joy for us to walk beside families in their journey. We were honored to support this family financially with an adoption matching grant. So thankful for this family!  It has been one year since the first time I laid eyes on the two of you.   Medical records and pictures of two little boys made its way to my inbox two weeks after we received some devastating news about the little girl we thought would be joining our family. Two was not our plan… There were SO many pictures. I looked at every single one, hoping to find clues about … Continue reading

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