Mike and Katy both grew up in Estacada, Oregon. They began dating in 2003 and were married in January, 2005. Adoption is something that has been important to each of them since before they were married. By God's grace, the Johnston family has expanded to include three biological children; Brittan (11), Elias (10), and Madison (8). Over the past couple of years, Mike and Katy's passion for adoption has spread to their three children.
The Johnston's began pursuing adoption through foster care in the state of California, where they had moved so Mike could attend seminary. About 6 months into that process, the Lord called Mike to pastor a church in Gresham, Oregon (Pleasant Home Community Church). While they were excited to move back to the Pacific Northwest, they were saddened to have adoption put off even longer.
The time has finally come! Once they got settled into their new home and community, they again set their gaze toward adoption, this time to a little boy in South Korea named Micah. Their daily prayer as they wait for all of their paperwork to be processed by South Korea, is that God would prepare each of them to have Micah in their home and that God would daily be preparing Micah to be part of the Johnston family. Lord willing, Micah should be home by spring of next year.
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 “Johnston 8020”, 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.
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