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Family Friday: "...Nothing is by chance..."

Phillip and Elaine were first called to adoption in 2000 as they sought to grow their family. They now have five daughers (three through adoption). After attending an "If You Were Mine" conference with the intent of starting a church adoption ministry, they were convicted that the Lord was calling them to adopt again.

Please listen is as they share God's almighty hand as He worked through their 4th adoption of Lily Rose from China with the help of Jeeah's Hope, one of Lifesong Church Adoption Fund Partners.

Our Lifesong grant was probably the biggest God-thing that occurred during the adoption process for Lily Rose. We met a couple, Skip & Ashley, via an online adoption community several years before beginning our adoption for Lily Rose. Ashley followed our blog during our adoption of our 5th daughter. Unbeknownst to me, she and a friend had began an adoption ministry called Jeeah's Hope, and were praying about who to award their first grant. Upon reading my blog about our financial plight, she contacted Lifesong.

I had no idea this was going on behind the scenes when we applied for our grant. Through Lifesong, they awarded their first grant to our family. That grant gave our Lily Rose, also a "critical heart child", a chance at life. By the worlds standards a coincidental meeting several years before began the process that would ultimately bring our daughter to her forever family. Of course, we knew that with the Lord, nothing is by chance and He had it all orchestrated before the foundation of the earth. We stand in awe of how He unites His families!

-Phillip & Elaine


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Reader Comments (2)

This is beautiful!!! What a great family!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria / Justice Pirate

A precious story continues....Thankful for hearts that hear and obey! Thankful for the precious girls who have found refuge in your home! What an amazing journey with God! I continue to stand in awe of our awesome God, and celebrate your obedience to "lay down your lives".

In deed, nothing happens by chance. I was scrolling through Life Song for Orphans, searching for Lifesong's orphan outreaches in the Ukraine. Who would have thought I would have 'stumbled upon' another chapter of your story, my college friend?


October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Russell

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