Jesus said in Mark 9:37 " Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me, and whoever receives me, does not receive Me only but Him who sent Me."
Tonia and I discussed adoption before we were married (over 27 years ago) because we were told we would not be able to have children. God blessed us with four wonderful children of our own but the desire to adopt has never left. God has etched in our hearts that desire and that time is now. Why, you may ask would we consider adoption? Simple, adoption is an opportunity to love a child as Gos loved us. Adoption is the Gospel lived out through us.
Galatians 4: 1-7
1 "Let me explain further. As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything. 2 He is placed under the control of guardians and trustees until the time set by by his father. 3 It was the same way with us. When we were children, we were slaves to the principles of this world. 4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son into the world. A woman gave birth to him, and he came under the control of the laws given to Moses. 5 God sent him to pay for the freedom of those who were controlled by these laws so that we would be adopted as his children. 6 Becuase you are God's children, God has sent the spirit of his Son into us to call out "Abba! Father!" 7 So you are no longer slaves but God's children. Since you are God's children, God has also made you heirs."
Did you see that? We are adopted as God's children! What a privaledge to be an example of God's love to a child (and possibly the birth parents!).
Our hope is that you will join us on this journey. First we ask that you pray for us unceasingly. We also ask that you consider giving a gift to help us make this God given desire a dream come true for the child, God has chosen for us.
Thanks you so much for taking time to partner with us on this journey to adopt and love a child who needs a forever family. May God bless you indeed.
Tim and Tonia Knight
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 “Knight 5905”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
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