Best Friends and Now Sisters Forever

Petrich Kurt and Cynthia Petrich Norfolk, Virginia

Hello we are Kurt and Cyndi Petrich. We have been married four years. We have 5 beautiful children, four biological children and one that God placed in our hearts 2 years ago. We were both widowed late in life. The Lord brought us together when we both said, “yes” to a mission trip to serve special needs orphans in Eastern Europe. We met on the mission field. We fell in love with each other and the precious forgotten children. We came home from our missions’ trip, were married and have been serving these children ever since.

While on an extended missions’ trip to Ukraine we met a beautiful brown eyed little girl, who stole our hearts. God placed our sweet Dasha in our family in 2018. Upon our arrival home, our daughter started to pray every night in her native language, “Praise God, My God, please bring my best friend home.” Night after night she would pray the same prayer over and over again. We knew immediately God was calling us to grow our family once again. During this time, we learned about a sibling to this child. We were thrilled to find both girls on the RR list of available children. We prayed again fervently. Once again, God lead us to say, “Yes” to both children.”

Dasha has been home for over a year and the transformation we have witnessed has been nothing short of a miracle. She is loved and knows how to love. She wants her best friend and sister to become her own sisters and experience the love of a family.  We wholeheartedly believe God’s Word that says, Psalm 68: 5-6 “God sets the lonely in families.”

We have been given an exciting opportunity through Lifesong and The Tim Tebow Foundation. They have awarded our family a $5000.00 matching grant. This will bring us so close to our goal. When this grant is matched, we will only need $5000.00 to bring our girls home.  We were submitted and are expected to travel within a month. We are traveling soon, so we need to match this grant quickly.

We openly admit and profess adoption has deepened our faith and understanding of God’s deep love and affection for his children. We watched God do the miraculous during the journey of adoption with Dasha. He showed us again, again He is faithful. Our prayer is hearts would be moved to help us bring these girls home. Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for HE who promised is faithful. Would you consider partnering with us to bring our girls home, where they can experience the love of a family and understand, “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”

Kurt & Cynthia Petrich

 


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 “Petrich #9171”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Raised to date by 13 people
 of  $15,000
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My Story

Hello we are Kurt and Cyndi Petrich. We have been married four years. We have 5 beautiful children, four biological children and one that God placed in our hearts 2 years ago. We were both widowed late in life. The Lord brought us together when we both said, “yes” to a mission trip to serve special needs orphans in Eastern Europe. We met on the mission field. We fell in love with each other and the precious forgotten children. We came home from our missions’ trip, were married and have been serving these children ever since.

While on an extended missions’ trip to Ukraine we met a beautiful brown eyed little girl, who stole our hearts. God placed our sweet Dasha in our family in 2018. Upon our arrival home, our daughter started to pray every night in her native language, “Praise God, My God, please bring my best friend home.” Night after night she would pray the same prayer over and over again. We knew immediately God was calling us to grow our family once again. During this time, we learned about a sibling to this child. We were thrilled to find both girls on the RR list of available children. We prayed again fervently. Once again, God lead us to say, “Yes” to both children.”

Dasha has been home for over a year and the transformation we have witnessed has been nothing short of a miracle. She is loved and knows how to love. She wants her best friend and sister to become her own sisters and experience the love of a family.  We wholeheartedly believe God’s Word that says, Psalm 68: 5-6 “God sets the lonely in families.”

We have been given an exciting opportunity through Lifesong and The Tim Tebow Foundation. They have awarded our family a $5000.00 matching grant. This will bring us so close to our goal. When this grant is matched, we will only need $5000.00 to bring our girls home.  We were submitted and are expected to travel within a month. We are traveling soon, so we need to match this grant quickly.

We openly admit and profess adoption has deepened our faith and understanding of God’s deep love and affection for his children. We watched God do the miraculous during the journey of adoption with Dasha. He showed us again, again He is faithful. Our prayer is hearts would be moved to help us bring these girls home. Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for HE who promised is faithful. Would you consider partnering with us to bring our girls home, where they can experience the love of a family and understand, “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”

Kurt & Cynthia Petrich

 


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 “Petrich #9171”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Comments

$560

Bob

Aug 11, 2020

“Bring my grand babies home!!!”

$100

Hidden

Aug 4, 2020

“To God be the glory. Love you.”

$100

Hidden

Aug 3, 2020

$1,000

Deovn

Aug 3, 2020

“May God bless your journey and your family! Love, the Shanors”

$200

Suzanne

Aug 1, 2020

“Love yall! Praying! ❤️”

$1,250

Hidden

Jul 31, 2020

“God bless Kurt and Cynthia. Thank you for being obedient to God and his mission. You guys are awesome!”

$500

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Jul 31, 2020

“I love you so much. So excited for when the girls come home.”

$50

Daniel

Jul 30, 2020

“Hi Aunt Cynthia and Kurt ! You guys are true saints. Here’s a small gift from me and my girlfriend Cameron that I hope will help.”

$50

Kennedi

Jul 29, 2020

“love you guys!!!!”

$1,000

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Jul 29, 2020

“God bless your family!”

$100

Miriam

Jul 28, 2020

“Your story touches my heart! I’m so happy you will be bringing your girls home soon! God bless you, friends!”

$50

Stephen

Jul 28, 2020

“Beautiful story Kurt. Best of luck old friend.”

$50

Brynn

Jul 28, 2020

“You all are so wonderful!”