We have known God had written adoption into our story, we just weren’t sure of when. We met and got married in a tiny town in Iowa and lived there until the Lord called us to Texas to work as houseparents at a children’s home. Now, Jared is the Community Director for Lionheart Children’s Academy at Lake Church in Arlington and Jess is a stay at home/homeschool mom to our 2 boys, Liam (8) and Micah (6). We knew that adoption would be a part of our story before we were married, but had never felt the Lord had opened the door until now. We have had different seasons where He has confirmed this desire of ours, through a few weeks in Haiti, working as houseparents at a children’s home in Round Rock, and now as Jared ministers to kids at Lionheart. Though the last 3 years have been challenging and at times heartbreaking, through the death of Jess’ mom and our 2 daughters, the Lord has proved faithful over and over again. Just as we have with every other thing Jesus has called us to, we want to keep taking steps forward in obedience, even though it is a little scary at times.
We have been fortunate to have been awarded $7,000 in matching grants from Legacy685 Adoption Fund + Lifesong for Orphans. We can’t wait until we get to meet the child Jesus has planned for our family. Would you join us in the journey?1
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 “Phillips 10244”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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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