Working All Things for Good | Morefield Family Adoption

Michael Morefield
Michael Morefield Kansas City, Missouri

We feel like we are in this cycle of first knowing, then experiencing the rich truth that we are cared for by a God who is both all-good and all-sovereign. And over and over and over again we see these two powerful attributes on display in the story He's graciously given to us.

Completely good.

Even when we heard the news of our infertility. Even when our path to parenthood hit a sudden stop.

Completely in control.

Even when everything seemed dark and hope to grow our family seemed lost.

In each chapter of our lives we're shown with new clarity that when things feel far from good and entirely out of our hands, He is there. Our 100% good, 100% reigning Father ready to showcase His glory with a story unlike any we could have imagined by ourselves.

So that's where we pick up the book. In the middle of the page of one heartbroken couple clinging to the proven character of a God who whispered, "I am working all things for good..." We remember the moments clearly. Sitting at the table holding hands while tears spilled down our cheeks, praying for direction, praying for light, praying for our future family. And we know because we experienced it over and over, He hears the cries of His children. In the next days and months, He began working in both our hearts this love, this yearning to grow our family through adoption.

What started as an ember grew to this beautiful flame, heating our hearts and minds and lives with a passion to make a family in this way! And each step we took in faith asking Him if this was indeed where He was leading, resounded with confirmation after confirmation!

We look back at the chapter that felt raw and challenging and difficult and can say confidently that, even in that, He was good. Even through that, He was in control.

There is such joy in knowing THIS was His best plan for us and for our family! It wasn't second best and didn't happen because of a random strand of events. It was God walking with us through the hard--each step shaping our character, molding us to look more like Himself, causing us to rely on Him and trust again that He was our good, good Father with an incredible plan for our family and the powerful ability to bring to pass!

So here we are in the next chapter. As of last week, we've officially been moved to the placement list!!! That means any day we could get the call that we've placed with the baby we've longed for and prayed over and our lives could change in an instant!!! We know that the same good God (good in His ways, good in His timing, good in His care) is working in the tiniest details of our story.

One of the details that we're faced with now is the financial cost of adoption. While there is great joy in becoming a family in this way, there's potential for the enemy to drive our hearts to great fear because of the need. Instead, we're stepping out in faith, looking back at the chapters before and reminding ourselves again....He is our good God who delights to care for us. This is where once again we are trusting our Heavenly Father to provide for us and where we are asking our friends and family to prayerfully consider being a part of our adoption story as we seek to raise $20,100.

We have been so humbled how (already) God has woven this story that He's given to us into so many other lives. The countless people we've heard of who continue to stand in the gap for us, for our future baby and for their mom leaves us in awe. The encouragement we've felt. The letters that have been sent to us. The physical presence of walking side by side till we meet our little one. The love we've felt and the ways we've seen God show up in that cycle again as our good Father working powerfully, carefully, intricately in all things leaves us in awe again and again.

Thank you for the ways each of you have not just heard our story, but in a way only God can do....have become forever written into its pages.

-Michael and Lacey

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Donation Options and Information:

 1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right. An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be deducted from your donation.

2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Morefield #8180”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. 100% of your donation will be given to our fund if a check is mailed.

Thank you for partnering with us as we are on this journey to adoption.

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.

 


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 “Morefield 8180”, 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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Raised to date by 32 people
 of  $20,100
24 days left

My Story

We feel like we are in this cycle of first knowing, then experiencing the rich truth that we are cared for by a God who is both all-good and all-sovereign. And over and over and over again we see these two powerful attributes on display in the story He's graciously given to us.

Completely good.

Even when we heard the news of our infertility. Even when our path to parenthood hit a sudden stop.

Completely in control.

Even when everything seemed dark and hope to grow our family seemed lost.

In each chapter of our lives we're shown with new clarity that when things feel far from good and entirely out of our hands, He is there. Our 100% good, 100% reigning Father ready to showcase His glory with a story unlike any we could have imagined by ourselves.

So that's where we pick up the book. In the middle of the page of one heartbroken couple clinging to the proven character of a God who whispered, "I am working all things for good..." We remember the moments clearly. Sitting at the table holding hands while tears spilled down our cheeks, praying for direction, praying for light, praying for our future family. And we know because we experienced it over and over, He hears the cries of His children. In the next days and months, He began working in both our hearts this love, this yearning to grow our family through adoption.

What started as an ember grew to this beautiful flame, heating our hearts and minds and lives with a passion to make a family in this way! And each step we took in faith asking Him if this was indeed where He was leading, resounded with confirmation after confirmation!

We look back at the chapter that felt raw and challenging and difficult and can say confidently that, even in that, He was good. Even through that, He was in control.

There is such joy in knowing THIS was His best plan for us and for our family! It wasn't second best and didn't happen because of a random strand of events. It was God walking with us through the hard--each step shaping our character, molding us to look more like Himself, causing us to rely on Him and trust again that He was our good, good Father with an incredible plan for our family and the powerful ability to bring to pass!

So here we are in the next chapter. As of last week, we've officially been moved to the placement list!!! That means any day we could get the call that we've placed with the baby we've longed for and prayed over and our lives could change in an instant!!! We know that the same good God (good in His ways, good in His timing, good in His care) is working in the tiniest details of our story.

One of the details that we're faced with now is the financial cost of adoption. While there is great joy in becoming a family in this way, there's potential for the enemy to drive our hearts to great fear because of the need. Instead, we're stepping out in faith, looking back at the chapters before and reminding ourselves again....He is our good God who delights to care for us. This is where once again we are trusting our Heavenly Father to provide for us and where we are asking our friends and family to prayerfully consider being a part of our adoption story as we seek to raise $20,100.

We have been so humbled how (already) God has woven this story that He's given to us into so many other lives. The countless people we've heard of who continue to stand in the gap for us, for our future baby and for their mom leaves us in awe. The encouragement we've felt. The letters that have been sent to us. The physical presence of walking side by side till we meet our little one. The love we've felt and the ways we've seen God show up in that cycle again as our good Father working powerfully, carefully, intricately in all things leaves us in awe again and again.

Thank you for the ways each of you have not just heard our story, but in a way only God can do....have become forever written into its pages.

-Michael and Lacey

_________________________________________________________

Donation Options and Information:

 1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right. An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be deducted from your donation.

2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Morefield #8180”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. 100% of your donation will be given to our fund if a check is mailed.

Thank you for partnering with us as we are on this journey to adoption.

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.

 


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 “Morefield 8180”, 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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A MATCHING GRANT!

February 11, 2019

Oh sweet friends!
The ways that God has shown up these last few weeks has left us speechless. 

Truly.
Speechless.

The ways He’s intervened for us with experience after experience (through friends and family like you, through stories we never in our wildest dreams could have imagined ourselves) leaves us in awe of our God! And we believe that’s exactly the place He wants us to be! Seeing how small we are and how great He is! We were talking today in the car how this journey has taken us to new depths of not just knowing, but experiencing His rich character, vast provision & loving care in our lives. HE IS A GREAT GOD! 

As we opened our email this last week–it was no different.
There in our inbox was an approval for a $3000 fundraising matching grant!!!!

And we stood in awe of our God once again and the way He is providing and making a way for us and for our future family! 

What that means is this….
If we raise $3000, it will be matched $3000 (essentially raising $6000!!) 
Isn’t God amazing!?!? 

So we want to thank you for your loving prayers, support and encouragement in our continuing adoption story! 

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Comments

$100

Lyn and Larry

Mar 12, 2019

“We are so happy for you! Enjoy every minute! Can’t wait to meet Asher.”

$200

Mark and Therese

Mar 2, 2019

“So excited for you all - and praying that this baby is the perfect fit for your family!”

$250

Georganne

Mar 1, 2019

“All our love and best wishes! GOD IS GOOD!”

$500

Conner

Mar 1, 2019

“Love you guys! Can’t wait to meet my nephew!”

$100

Lisa and Cary

Feb 18, 2019

“Love you both and so anxious to see the plans continue to unfold for that precious baby God is planning for you.”

$50

Ginny

Feb 16, 2019

“We pray that God blesses you abundantly! We wish you all the best! Skuli and Ginny Gudmundsson”

$200

Connie & Rod

Feb 15, 2019

“Can't wait to meet this lucky baby? You guys will be great parents!!”

$1,450

Ed and Casey

Feb 13, 2019

“We wanted to give a little gift to help you bring that precious baby HOME!!”

$105

Cody

Feb 12, 2019

“Mike and Lacey, We love you guys so much. Mike, you've been my best friend for as long as I can remember and you were there to wed Analise and I. We were so honored that you were able to do that. We just want to help you two as much as possible get to the life you want and deserve. You two are going to be AMAZING parents and we're very excited to see that chapter of yours get written. Love you guys. Cody & Analise”

$150

Vanessa

Feb 12, 2019

“So exciting! Love, Vanessa ( Melissa’s sister)”

$25

Hidden

Feb 12, 2019

$200

Hidden

Feb 12, 2019

“God Bless!”

$20

Jonathan

Feb 12, 2019

“Best of luck to you both! I need to come get my copy of your book signed sometime as well!”

$100

Peter

Feb 12, 2019

$100

Austin

Feb 11, 2019

$50

Rivers

Feb 11, 2019

“Love you guys!!”

$1,000

Hidden

Feb 11, 2019

“May God continue to bless your growing family!”

$100

Paul and Marlene

Feb 11, 2019

“You guys will be great parents! Praying for you baby Morefield!”

$50

Marie

Feb 11, 2019

“John and I wish you both such an amazing journey. Adoption is such a gift and we’re excited for you to be able to become parents soon!”

$50

Michelle

Feb 11, 2019

$125

Connor

Jan 24, 2019

“We’re praying for you guys! So happy to see such a vivid illustration of the gospel in your family! “Adoption is the highest privilege that the gospel offers.””

$100

Lauren

Jan 24, 2019

“Can’t wait to meet the sweet baby that will be blessed to have you guys as parents!”

$200

Hidden

Jan 20, 2019

“We love you guys and can't wait to meet your sweet baby! Until then, you have all our prayers and support. <3”

$200

Carolyn

Jan 16, 2019

“We love what you're doing and are so excited for you. We're grateful we get to be a part of God growing your family”

$50

Hidden

Jan 16, 2019

“Praying for you both!”

$100

Chelsea and Michael

Jan 16, 2019

“Love y'all so much!”

$150

Arcelia

Jan 15, 2019

“God Bless you with much love and happiness in the future.”

$200

Jasmine

Jan 15, 2019

“I am so happy and excited for you guys! I wish you all the best!”

$25

Ashley

Jan 15, 2019

“Lacey, I am praying for you and your family during this journey. Not sure if you remember me, but you were such a blessing to have as a quad mate my freshman year at Liberty. Your journey and faithfulness to God has been such an inspiration and your blogs have been such an encouragement in my life.”

$100

Maryann

Jan 15, 2019

“Praying!”

$50

Nick and Katy

Jan 15, 2019

“We are so excited for your family to grow. You are going to be the most loving, God fearing, consistent, fun, and wonderful parents. We love you guys! God bless! You're in our prayers. Nick, Katy, Parker, and Daniel Kelley”

$250

Angela

Jan 15, 2019

“Best Wishes to you! Excited to watch your family grow!”