"Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."
This quote sat on our fireplace mantle for a mere two months before the Lord convicted our family it was time to adopt again. Our house seems so full, and some days seem like pure craziness...but this is it. This is the only life we have to bring glory to Christ and advance His Kingdom! He was weighing heavy on our hearts after all that we had seen and experienced in the adoption and foster care world. We knew adoption was the path He was asking us to walk again and that He will continue to equip us and provide for our family's needs as we continue to grow!
We researched and looked into all sorts of options (foster care licenses, international countries, domestic, etc.) and the Lord so clearly shut all doors but one: Colombia. We started the process, planning for another long haul like we had experienced with Ethiopia. And boy, were we wrong! We are on track to leave in just a few MONTHS to go get our little girl!!
Our hearts are eager as we look forward to you all meeting her. She has big brown eyes, a ridiculously adorable crooked smile, and her first picture to us had the CUTEST PIGTAILS WE HAD EVER SEEN! There is just soooo much to love about her, including a BONUS CHROMOSOME! A precious third copy of that 21st chromie, giving her all those fabulous features that come with Down Syndrome. This is a whole new road for our family, and we are so blessed the Lord is allowing us to parent her!
As this adoption has moved so quickly, it can be challenging to keep up with all the fees and expenses, as well as save for airplane tickets and 3 weeks in Colombia. The Lord has so miraculously provided for us every step of the way. He has amazed us at each step, how He immediately brought in the funds needed to keep moving forward. And as we are preparing for this next step, He is once again supplying all! We have been awarded a $4,000 matching grant! Which means that for EVERY dollar a person donates, Lifesong will match it! If you donate $10, it turns to $20; $20 turns into $40, etc, etc. All the way up to $4,000. Wow! We are so thankful!
We cannot express our gratitude strongly enough to all of you who have supported us along the way. The incredible support group we have is one of our main confidences as we continue to move forward. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement, and what a blessing so many of you are to our family!
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 “Meyer 08876”, 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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