We have always known that adoption would a part of our story. Chelsea was adopted at a young age and has always had a heart for adoption. When both of us became believers we understood what it looked like for us to be adopted into God’s family through Christ. When we started dating and talking about marriage, Chelsea was very quick to share her heart about adoption and Michael was fully on board! After a lot of prayer and counsel, we believe that God has led us to a place where adoption is our next step in growing our family.
Our desire is to put Christ on display in all that we do and adoption is one way that we can do that. We want to love and lead this child in a way that teaches them about the love of God and we desire for this child to ultimately be His. We see this as an amazing gift and opportunity and are beyond excited for everything that God has in store!
We would love for you to be a part of this journey with us! In many years of doing ministry, if there is one thing we have learned, it's that we need a team in this with us that "hold the rope" as we dive into this process. When we say "hold the rope" we mean that we need a team of people that will come along side us and be in this with us as we navigate the process of adoption and bringing our child home. We would love to invite you to be a part of that team and there are multiple ways that you can be a part of it.
First, we ask that you would pray for us as we walk through this adventure! We are beyond excited to see what God has in store but we know this process will be full of highs and lows. We are praying that God would hold us through all of that and draw us deeper into our faith in Him and that He would prepare the way for us to bring our child home!
Second, you can share our story with others! Adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel and we would love for you to share it with anyone!
Lastly, we would love if you would partner with us financially to make this adoption a reality! Our goal is to raise $35,000 and one thing we always say at our church is that "Generosity fuels the mission." That couldn't be more true! It is the generosity of people like you that will help us reach this goal and get us one step closer to bringing baby Ryan home. Maybe it's $10, $100, $1000 or some other amount you feel God calling you to give. We would love for you to be a part of this journey in any way possible!
We can't wait to see how God moves in this process and we are trusting that He will provide through all of it!
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 “Ryan 10672”, 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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