In the Fall of 2016, we were so smitten by a picture of a brother and sister that were part of a hosting program. Hosting is typically a five week period of time in the summer and during Christmas where orphans from different countries come to America to experience life in a family – many of which find their forever homes during their stay. After talking to the hosting organization, we found out that they had two younger brothers. We had to pray about hosting four siblings because of many reasons, but after praying we felt so excited, and peace flooded our hearts. We knew that it would be an adventurous journey!
We spent five weeks during Christmas of 2016 learning their personalities and falling in love with their individuality and their bond with each other. After seeing the kids off at the airport as they headed back to Eastern Europe, we instantly noticed how quiet our lives were once again. We found ourselves missing the sounds of giggling, broken English, and remote control cars racing through the house. These sounds filled our home with so much life for those few weeks.
The following weeks were filled with tears and the following months with prayers. We missed them so deeply, but the thought of adopting four children is nothing to be taken lightly. We needed to know that it was a calling from the Lord and not an emotional response. After months of prayer, and seeking God’s will and wisdom, we knew that these precious ones belonged with us. We CHOOSE them! God has entrusted us with this great joy.
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 “Waltz 7040”, 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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