"I am chosen, not forsaken, I am who You say I am," we sing to God on Sunday mornings. What a wonderful truth, that God created us in His own image, and loves us dearly! If we believe this truth for ourselves, we must consider how God's loving gaze rests on each human soul.
In a perfect world, there would be no need for the label "orphan." Children belong in families -- to know the love, protection and stability of belonging to someone, unconditionally. Yet there are so many children who have been caught in the crossfire of our broken world, and the trauma of what they have lost is heartbreaking. We aren't saviors. But we know the Savior who can bring healing and wholeness to the most broken soul. We want our future son to know that he is chosen, not forsaken - that he is who God says he is. We can't replace the family he lost. But by God's grace, we can stand with him, love him, and let our Savior do the healing work only He can do.
If you are reading this, thank you for taking the time to care about our journey! This money-raising part seems so daunting right now. But the more important part is the boy who will join us and will one day grow to be a man. He's about to embark on a complicated journey of new family, new language and culture. May he find love and security and healing in our home. Please say a prayer for him?
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 “Newenhisen 08798”, 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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