If the wind blows where you send it, So will I

Amanda Henderlong Roswell, Georgia

If the stars were made to worship, so will I. 

If the mountains bow in reverence, so will I. 

If the oceans roar Your greatness, so will I. 

For if everything exists to lift You high, so will I. 

If the wind blows where You send it, so will I. 

If the rocks cry out in silence, so will I. 

If the sum of all our praises still falls shy….then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times. 

[Hillsong United]

 

 Around a year ago, our worship team led the congregation in this song, “So Will I”.. as I sang the lyrics, tears streamed down my face, and I clearly heard God’s voice. His plan for our lives looks different than what I would have imagined. Through a series of sermons, encounters with people, scripture and prayer, we are back on the long weary road of adoption. If all of creation blindly follows their Creator, so will I (*we*). 

 

I made excuses all year as to why I couldn’t and shouldn’t begin the adoption process, but God continued to nudge at my heart. Although I couldn’t, He could. Why are we adopting again? Simply, because God is asking us to. We are a family, and there is a child who desperately needs a home. Children belong in families. 

 

We are blindly trusting the Lord. He already knows who this child is and He is already equipping our minds and hearts to care for them. We are trusting Him to provide the financial means necessary to complete the adoption. We are trusting Him to be there with us through the bumps and unexpected stops along the way. 

 

I am sharing with you a bit of our story, in hope that you’ll pray with us along the way, and if you feel led, to be a piece of the puzzle that brings our son or daughter to their forever family. We have been awarded a $7500 in matching grants from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans. Each dollar that is donated will be doubled up to that amount! 


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 “Henderlong 10827”, 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.

  • 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card

 

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My Story

If the stars were made to worship, so will I. 

If the mountains bow in reverence, so will I. 

If the oceans roar Your greatness, so will I. 

For if everything exists to lift You high, so will I. 

If the wind blows where You send it, so will I. 

If the rocks cry out in silence, so will I. 

If the sum of all our praises still falls shy….then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times. 

[Hillsong United]

 

 Around a year ago, our worship team led the congregation in this song, “So Will I”.. as I sang the lyrics, tears streamed down my face, and I clearly heard God’s voice. His plan for our lives looks different than what I would have imagined. Through a series of sermons, encounters with people, scripture and prayer, we are back on the long weary road of adoption. If all of creation blindly follows their Creator, so will I (*we*). 

 

I made excuses all year as to why I couldn’t and shouldn’t begin the adoption process, but God continued to nudge at my heart. Although I couldn’t, He could. Why are we adopting again? Simply, because God is asking us to. We are a family, and there is a child who desperately needs a home. Children belong in families. 

 

We are blindly trusting the Lord. He already knows who this child is and He is already equipping our minds and hearts to care for them. We are trusting Him to provide the financial means necessary to complete the adoption. We are trusting Him to be there with us through the bumps and unexpected stops along the way. 

 

I am sharing with you a bit of our story, in hope that you’ll pray with us along the way, and if you feel led, to be a piece of the puzzle that brings our son or daughter to their forever family. We have been awarded a $7500 in matching grants from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans. Each dollar that is donated will be doubled up to that amount! 


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 “Henderlong 10827”, 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.

  • 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card

 

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