Latest News Category: Church Funds

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 24, 2014

Helping Churches Fund Adoptions {Advocate Opportunity}

This post is part of a series on various Advocate Opportunities available through Lifesong for Orphans. We welcome you to explore and pray through these opportunities, moving forwards as the Lord leads you to be become a voice for children in your community and around the world. To see past posts, click here. I am deeply grateful for God’s grace in Lifesong…I wholeheartedly recommend Lifesong to churches who want to express the love of the Father to the fatherless here and around the world. –David Platt, Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills Welcome to another Advocate Opportunity highlight! This month we will be focusing on one aspect of our Church Partnerships. There are many different ways a church or ministry can partner with Lifesong, ranging from adoption funding assistance to orphan care involvement to foster care support. This month we are going to focus specifically on the adoption funding portion of this partnership, … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014

Let Go & Let God… {Family Friday}

Excited to share another beautiful family with you for this week’s Family Friday! Jeff and Sara have a stirring testimony of God’s work in their life through the adoption journey to their daughter Madison, showing to all of us, once again, that HE is faithful to finish what HE starts. And how often times it’s much different, and yet so much better, than we every anticipate! Listen in…  Our adventure with adoption began over two years before our adoption dreams were made reality. My daughter Olivia, then 8, and my wife Sara had both felt a conviction in their hearts to adopt a child. Both began to pray about it, independently and completely unaware of the other, and without telling anyone else. One evening before bed Olivia asked Sara if she could speak with her. Olivia told Sara that she had been secretly praying for a baby sister. It was … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013

Churches Give Family to 1,491 Children

Adoption Funds. Helping the church financially support couples as they bring home children into their forever families through adoption. MEETING THE NEEDS // Adoption Funds We see Adoption Funds as a “Win-Win-Win” solution: the local church is actively involved on behalf of orphans, the financial roadblock for families is removed, the orphan child is adopted into a permanent Christian family…all with minimal administrative burden for the church. Using the adoption matching grant and interest-free loan processes already established by Lifesong, churches can easily navigate through the details of adoption funding….all with no cost to the church. Learn more about Adoption Funds >>  ALWAYS WITH YOU // Adoption Fund Story Cameron and Sarah experienced the love of their church family through their adoption journey. His Kids Our Homes Adoption Fund, at North County Christ the King Church have blessed this family and others as children are brought into forever families. Listen … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013

Adopt // 5 Ways YOU can be a Light to a Child in Need

This is post is part of a summer blog series titled, “5 Ways You can be a Light to a Child in Need”. To read previous post, click here. “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy” Psalm 68:5 We are already at post #4 of our summer blog series, “5 Ways You can be a Light to a Child in Need” (If you missed the previous post on mentorship, check it out here). I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far! Today we are going to discuss the popular topic of adoption. I’ve heard it said recently that adoption is just a “new fad” or “the trendy thing to do” and “will eventually fade”. I do agree that we have seen a shift of the global Church in caring for orphans, but I like to think of it as a movement that God Himself is breathing into.  I also … Continue reading

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June 17, 2013

“We Said Yes to Adoption” // June Mission Moment

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 (NLT) Adoption. One of the most beautiful pieces of the Gospel. An all-powerful and loving Father God chose us, in our sinfulness, to be His sons and daughters. Does it get any better than that? The fact that we, as Christians, can replicate this relationship in our own families to tell the Gospel through our lives is an complete honor and joy. “WE SAID YES TO ADOPTION” // Andy & Laura’s Story  (video by Andy Watson) Andy and Laura, adoptive parents of Eli from Ethiopia shared how God provided every step of the way, crushing fears and showing that HE is faithful to finish what He starts. Part of God’s provision came from Lifesong and its partner, … Continue reading

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April 29, 2013

Connect with Lifesong for Orphans at Summit 9!

Will you be at the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ Summit 9 this week in Nashville, TN? It’s only DAYS away! We would personally love to connect with you at our booth to hear what God is doing in your heart as you care for orphans. Please stop by our booth to learn how Lifesong can come alongside what God is already doing in your life in the areas of adoption, foster care, orphan care and church partnerships. Whether you are an adoptive or foster family, ministry worker, professional, missionary or someone brand new to the world of orphan care, YOU are in for a treat!  Be sure to attend one of our Breakout Sessions… Brush-to-Berries: Creating a Business that Sustains OrphansThursday, May 2 @ 2:00PM — Room 2140 Innovative Adoption Funding Solutions & How the Church Can RespondThursday, May 2 @ 4:00PM — Room 2132 Aging Out: Best Practices in Successful … Continue reading

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