Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


Our Christmas Gift to You

In the words of Jesus himself, “It is better to give than receive.” So this Christmas season, we want to give something to you: a downloadable collection of greeting cards, designed by five of the 11,522 children you enable us to serve. …

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Why Supporting Adoption Really Matters

Money should never be the reason a child doesn’t have a family. But unfortunately, of the 38% of Christian families that have seriously considered adoption, only 5% have actually adopted. The main reason more of these families don’t adopt? Funding. …

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The Good, Hard Yes of Adoption

Many of the adopting families we serve share their stories with us. And since you make those stories possible, we love sharing them with you.   One of those families is the Krals. Here’s their story— When Jeremy and Rachel …

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Your Inside Look at Stories of Redemption

God is using your gifts to do amazing things on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children. In our year-end catalog, Stories of Redemption, you’ll read about some of the many lives you’ve touched. Because we live in a fallen world, each story begins …

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What You Need to Know About Reaching Orphans

153 million orphans. The orphan crisis is just that: a crisis. The need is overwhelming. But the fight for justice and mercy is not in vain. We can each do something. God has called us all to care for orphans …

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In Ways That Are Hard to Put into Words

Whether biological or adoptive, expecting parents rarely feel prepared for the task at hand. But time after time, it seems like God uses the least qualified to accomplish the biggest tasks. Adoption was well out of Jacob and Hannah’s reach …

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Why India?: An Adoption Journey

There’s a lot to consider when a family says “yes” to adoption. Where will you adopt from? How many children? What ages? How will you fundraise? The list goes on… Each question holds significant weight. But adopting families don’t have …

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Count Down to Orphan Sunday with Us!

On Sunday, November 10, thousands of men and women across the globe will observe Orphan Sunday by standing with 1 voice for 1 purpose. To… Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. …

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“God Totally Provided. There’s No Other Explanation.”

“Dream big. That way, if it happens, you’ll know it was God and not you.” –Gary Ringger Sometimes, adoption can feel like a far-fetched dream. It might be a lifelong desire and clear calling, but practically, it could feel impossible. …

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4 Reminders About Poverty

In the fight against poverty, we can become so focused on treating the symptoms that we forget to address its underlying cause. Here are 4 reminders to realign your thinking.   1. God didn’t intend this world to be filled with …

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