The Games Adopt

Lindsey Games
Lindsey Games Noblesville, Indiana

We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Kirklin Christian Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so excited and honored that every donation will be matched up to the $3,000! Here’s our story:

Ross and I were missionaries in Uganda until God unexpectedly closed the door and sent us back to the states. We were in the middle of the process of fostering to adopt our daughter, and it has been a heart-wrenching experience having to leave Uganda without her (see the story on how we met her below). Our girl is now living halfway around the world away from us, and all of our hearts ache to be with each other again. Because we want to get our family back together as quickly as possible, we have to raise our adoption fees fast! As we start from scratch after selling all that we own, we are in a humble position, realizing we need our “village” and a miracle to make this happen. God has brought us this far, and we have so much faith to see Him carry out this work He has already started.

We want to invite you to be a part of our story! Not every family has been called to adopt, but we have all been called to love and care for the orphan in some way. By supporting our family in this adoption process, it is a beautiful way to be a part of bringing redemption to one orphan’s story. If you would like to join us on this journey, your donations will go towards covering the costs of our multiple flights to Uganda we must take during the process as well as adoption fees from our agency. 

Thank you so much for all of your love, prayers, and support! You guys are all playing such a special part in “piecing” together Everly Gift’s story. We are eternally grateful!


(SEE OUR FULL STORY BELOW):


For us, adoption was always Plan A. Lindsey and I (Ross), have had a heart for adoption ever since we were young. In 2012, we met on a mission trip to Uganda.  On this trip, we found more than just each other.  The moment Lindsey locked eyes with a little girl named Gift, she had an instant and unexplainable love for her.  Gift was a little over a year old and weighed only 11 lbs.  As a 22-year-old, she couldn’t understand why she felt so strongly for such a tiny little person.  She wasn’t thinking about marriage or having children, and yet she knew the Lord was telling her that this girl was her daughter.  Little did she know that, separately, God was pressing on my (Ross) heart in the same way.  In 2013 Lindsey spent 2 months in Uganda and the bond between them was still so strong.  As a couple, we prayed over Gift constantly.  Mostly for her well-being, but we also prayed that if it were His will, that we could one day make her family.  Pictures of her hung throughout our home over our years of marriage, longing to be near her.  Lindsey and I left it at the feet of the Lord so SO many times, and He has graciously given us an opportunity to pursue adopting her.  During our time of missionary work in Uganda, we have decided that we are “all in.”  Now she is 6-years-old, and we have more than joyously accepted the calling to adopt her.  We have given her the name Everly Gift (a reminder to us that God is “ever” faithful, “ever” true, “ever” good, etc.).  She could not be more of a joy to us, and we love the ways that God has made her fit so well into our family. This has not been an easy road by any means, but we both agree that the adoption journey is totally worth it.

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above” – James 1:17


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 “Games 7147”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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My Story

We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Kirklin Christian Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so excited and honored that every donation will be matched up to the $3,000! Here’s our story:

Ross and I were missionaries in Uganda until God unexpectedly closed the door and sent us back to the states. We were in the middle of the process of fostering to adopt our daughter, and it has been a heart-wrenching experience having to leave Uganda without her (see the story on how we met her below). Our girl is now living halfway around the world away from us, and all of our hearts ache to be with each other again. Because we want to get our family back together as quickly as possible, we have to raise our adoption fees fast! As we start from scratch after selling all that we own, we are in a humble position, realizing we need our “village” and a miracle to make this happen. God has brought us this far, and we have so much faith to see Him carry out this work He has already started.

We want to invite you to be a part of our story! Not every family has been called to adopt, but we have all been called to love and care for the orphan in some way. By supporting our family in this adoption process, it is a beautiful way to be a part of bringing redemption to one orphan’s story. If you would like to join us on this journey, your donations will go towards covering the costs of our multiple flights to Uganda we must take during the process as well as adoption fees from our agency. 

Thank you so much for all of your love, prayers, and support! You guys are all playing such a special part in “piecing” together Everly Gift’s story. We are eternally grateful!


(SEE OUR FULL STORY BELOW):


For us, adoption was always Plan A. Lindsey and I (Ross), have had a heart for adoption ever since we were young. In 2012, we met on a mission trip to Uganda.  On this trip, we found more than just each other.  The moment Lindsey locked eyes with a little girl named Gift, she had an instant and unexplainable love for her.  Gift was a little over a year old and weighed only 11 lbs.  As a 22-year-old, she couldn’t understand why she felt so strongly for such a tiny little person.  She wasn’t thinking about marriage or having children, and yet she knew the Lord was telling her that this girl was her daughter.  Little did she know that, separately, God was pressing on my (Ross) heart in the same way.  In 2013 Lindsey spent 2 months in Uganda and the bond between them was still so strong.  As a couple, we prayed over Gift constantly.  Mostly for her well-being, but we also prayed that if it were His will, that we could one day make her family.  Pictures of her hung throughout our home over our years of marriage, longing to be near her.  Lindsey and I left it at the feet of the Lord so SO many times, and He has graciously given us an opportunity to pursue adopting her.  During our time of missionary work in Uganda, we have decided that we are “all in.”  Now she is 6-years-old, and we have more than joyously accepted the calling to adopt her.  We have given her the name Everly Gift (a reminder to us that God is “ever” faithful, “ever” true, “ever” good, etc.).  She could not be more of a joy to us, and we love the ways that God has made her fit so well into our family. This has not been an easy road by any means, but we both agree that the adoption journey is totally worth it.

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above” – James 1:17


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 “Games 7147”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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MATCH MET!

October 19, 2017

We have met our matching goal of $3,000, and our hearts are TOTALLY overwelmed with gratitude! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Lifesong for Orphans has graciously allowed us to extend our fundraising page through the end of the year to help bring us closer to our overall goal. Though we have raised what we needed for the matching portion, all additional donations will go directly towards supporting our adoption costs. We are so thankful for our village and God’s provision! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

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$10

Lauren

Dec 8, 2017

“Praying that your family will be reunited for good SOON!”

$2,500

Offline Donation

Nov 13, 2017

$2,200

Offline Donation

Nov 6, 2017

$10

Hidden

Nov 4, 2017

$100

Amanda

Oct 19, 2017

“We love your family! All 3 of you!”

$1,000

Austin

Oct 18, 2017

“Adoption and foster care has really been on our hearts lately. We admire your faith throughout this whole process. We're praying for you guys!”

$52

Lindsay

Oct 18, 2017

“I am hopeful you will hold your sweet baby girl soon. ♡”

$250

Hidden

Oct 18, 2017

$150

Molly

Oct 17, 2017

“You are in our prayers through this whole process. We can't wait to get to meet your little girl!”

$200

Josh & Abby

Oct 16, 2017

“Love and prayers for you!”

$50

Jenna

Oct 14, 2017

“We're praying for you. -The Maxwells”

$150

Warmoes

Oct 10, 2017

“Bonjour”

$35

Nancy

Oct 9, 2017

$50

Hidden

Oct 8, 2017

“For two individuals who inspire me from a distance. I hope your family is together very soon! God bless you all.”

$203

Michele

Oct 8, 2017

“Praying for your family to be complete. Gods will be done.”

$100

Jobin & Francine

Oct 8, 2017

“Dear friends, we love you guys and we're walking this journey with you ❤️”

$220

Kassi

Oct 7, 2017

“Excited for y'all to bring your little gift home ❤️ Love you guys! The best is yet to come”

$35

Hidden

Oct 6, 2017

“God is good! You'll see your baby soon :)”

$20

Jodi

Oct 6, 2017

“Praying that your family may be as blessed as ours has been by adoption!”

$100

Eric

Oct 6, 2017

$20

Hidden

Oct 5, 2017

“Amazing story!!”

$10

Katie

Oct 5, 2017

“I love your heart and story! God is so good.”

$50

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Oct 5, 2017

“I'm Brittany and Cara Dunkman's aunt. Love your story! God's blessing and provision! Gail”

$100

Hidden

Oct 5, 2017

“I pray that you get your sweet girl home soon! Love, The Le Sesne!”

$5

Tiffany

Oct 5, 2017

“Praying for your Gift to come home!”

$25

Whitney

Oct 5, 2017

“Prayers that your daughter will be in your arms so soon💗 Good luck to your sweet family!”

$10

Hidden

Oct 5, 2017

$100

Sandra

Oct 3, 2017

“Prayers for you and your beautiful new family. Katie Via, passed this message to me.”

$35

Katie

Oct 3, 2017

“I cannot wait to meet that girl of yours! Love you both!”

$30

Delores

Oct 3, 2017

“Hope This Helps A Little! God Bless Your Life!!!”