After much prayer, we feel as though God has placed this calling on both our hearts. We know that as Christians, we have been adopted by our Heavenly Father. The Trinity, in complete unity and love, lacking no thing and with a beloved Son already begotten, sovereignly chose to adopt a helpless people for Himself and call them co-heirs with Christ and treasured children. Adoption and Marriage are the two most vivid ways we see relationships magnify the Gospel story and glorify the beautiful character of the Trinity. This truth is foundational in our motivation to adopt a child.
Secondarily, James 1:27 is a clear call for the believer to care for the orphaned and vulnerable child. To care for the vulnerable is not a suggestion, it is a command. Although there are many ways the Church carries out this mission and we realize not everyone possesses the same calling, God has placed a burden on our hearts to be an adoptive family. We understand the reality is there are children around the world (both domestically and internationally) that have tremendous needs, the greatest of which is, to be introduced to their loving Father through a God fearing home that is committed to them. We believe God will equip us to be that family for a child. Just like our adoption into God’s family, it begins with the parent’s initiative. In short, we are seeking a child, because we see our own helplessness in the plight of an orphan.
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Arnold 09472”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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