Bringing Matthew Home!

Jessica Leese Powell, Tennessee

Not everyone gets called to 'Go' in the same way, but the Leeses have responded to the scriptural calling in Matthew 23 by pursuing the adoption of a handsome boy in Guangxi, China.  Matthew will be 6 years old in December of 2017 and the Leeses hope to bring him home to East TN around that same time.  He will be welcomed to the family by his new siblings, Emma Kate (9), Paxton (7), Eden (3) and Lindy (1).  It is fascinating to look at how God has been growing and writing this story for many years and how it is now bearing fruit.  We can't wait to bring Matthew into his forever family and are humbled seeing how our friends, family, and church have wrapped their arms and prayers around us to encourage us and help us bring him home.


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 “Leese 7039”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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Not everyone gets called to 'Go' in the same way, but the Leeses have responded to the scriptural calling in Matthew 23 by pursuing the adoption of a handsome boy in Guangxi, China.  Matthew will be 6 years old in December of 2017 and the Leeses hope to bring him home to East TN around that same time.  He will be welcomed to the family by his new siblings, Emma Kate (9), Paxton (7), Eden (3) and Lindy (1).  It is fascinating to look at how God has been growing and writing this story for many years and how it is now bearing fruit.  We can't wait to bring Matthew into his forever family and are humbled seeing how our friends, family, and church have wrapped their arms and prayers around us to encourage us and help us bring him home.


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 “Leese 7039”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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