God placed adoption on our hearts while we were still dating and we have been blessed to have been able to start our family through adoption! Jubilee Kate Sims was born in July of 2018 and has radically and beautifully changed our lives. She is an absolute gift!
We were matched with Jubilee’s incredible birth mother just two and a half weeks after becoming active with our adoption agency (in April 2018) and the Lord provided so richly for our needs through our friends and family!! We were struck speechless time and time again as support poured in; however, due to how quickly the process went, we still incurred some debt. But God, in His grace, has continued to provide for our needs! We are so grateful to have been awarded a $4,000 matching grant from Grace Community Church’s Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. If we raise $4,000, it will be matched penny for penny. This will allow us to wipe out all remaining debt and we plan to start saving for our next adoption right away! (It is extra sweet to have received this grant from Grace because it is the church where Melissa grew up and where she and Matt met and got married. The adoption community there definitely influenced our desire to grow our family through adoption.)
As part of this fundraiser, we have had the privilege to team up with Gobena Coffee, where you can buy fair-trade, organic coffee for our cause! They also sell goodies like hot chocolate, mugs and a sweet pour-over coffeemaker. We will receive 100% of what you spend. Check it out at: https://my.gobena.org/stories/sims-adoption-fundraiser/?id=422
We are SO thankful for the life of our sweet daughter and count it a privilege to be her parents! All glory be to God for how He has provided and how He will continue to meet every need!
With love and gratitude,
Matt and Melissa Sims
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 “Sims 7850”, 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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