We are the Murphy’s. Thank you for your interest in hearing more about our adoption journey. Lord-willing, we’ll be adopting from Kyrgyzstan soon!
Great question! Simply put…the gospel of Jesus. We have been loved profoundly and we want to extend that love. It continues to blow our minds that God would chose to adopt us into his family through the sacrifice of Jesus in our place. We believe he’s calling us to respond to that good news by opening our lives and making the choice to adopt a child who needs a family into ours.
We have talked and prayed about adoption for almost our entire 17 years of marriage. After much prayer and counsel we believe the Lord has made it clear that now is the time that he wants our family to offer ourselves to a child who needs a family.
Years ago, when John was serving in the Army, he staged in Kyrgyzstan before heading into Afghanistan. In the short time he was in Kyrgyzstan his heart was drawn to the people there and we have prayed for years that the Lord would allow us to be a part of a different type of mission in that region. Last year, when we felt the Lord was calling us to start the process, we realized Kyrgyzstan was open to adoptions. Our hearts leapt at the opportunity and we are thrilled to welcome our child from this country that we have come to love so much.
WE NEED YOU!
Here’s where your story can join our story. We need you! We can’t do this without you. I want to ask you to pray for us and I want to ask you to financially support what the Lord is doing. We really believe that God’s heart for his people is to be directly involved in caring for orphans and widows (James 1:27). We know that not everyone will be called by Jesus to adopt directly, but everyone can be involved in adoption and we’d love for you to be involved in our story.
Get this: Lifesong has provided a matching grant through Josiah’s adoption fund of $4,000 which means every single $ you give will be matched up to that amount. What an incredible gift! Your generous giving will go twice as far!
Please, please consider joining us as we bring our child home! We really believe Jesus is worth it and Jesus has called us into this.
Even if you aren’t able to join our story financially, would you please commit to pray for us as often as the Lord brings us to mind? We can’t wait to share more with you about our journey.
You can give by clicking “donate” above or by following the instructions below. We are so grateful for you!
For the fame of Jesus,
The Murphy’s (John, Kristen, Jack, Kian, Audra Kate and…🇰🇬)
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