I'm excited to introduce to you Justin, Bonnie, Asher and Hosanna, a family we were so blessed to partner with in their 2 year adoption process from Ethiopia. Lifesong for Orphans along with Immanuel Baptist Church partnered with this family to help bridge the financial barrier of adoption through grants and fundraising support! I invite you to listen in as they share their journey to their two little 'treasures'.
We started our Ethiopian adoptions in April of 2010. We knew the Lord was calling us to adopt, but we honestly did not have the financial means to do so. We received both a direct grant (through our church) and a matching grant from Lifesong during the Fall of 2010. These monies came at the exact time that we needed in order to pay for our referral fees.
God provided manna in the desert for the children of Israel one day at a time, and He likewise provided for our daily adoption needs through Lifesong. It seemed that whenever a bill was due, we would receive a notification from Lifesong telling us that someone had donated towards our matching grant or our account fund. These notifications continued throughout the duration of our adoption process! We praise God for Lifesong and do not know how we would have funded our adoption without their assistance.
We learned two amazing lessons throughout our adoption process. Firstly, our Lord is a God who grants justice to the fatherless. Secondly, He richly supplies all that we need when we chase after the things His heart breaks for. After years of prayer and tears we saw Him grant justice to our children in miraculous ways; and through Lifesong He provided abundantly for all of our financial needs.
--Justin & Bonnie