A Ministry of LEFC

Reframing Your Season of Struggle

Jason Johnson Blog: Jesus’ struggle on our behalf was not the result of His weakness, but the outcome of His faithfulness. It was Him willingly choosing the cost of our joy over the price of His pain. His suffering brings meaning to ours. His struggle brings purpose to ours. They remind us that the gospel […]

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The Grim Reality of Bathroom Door Locks

GilandAmy: But it was no laughing matter when she explained to us why there’s a lock on the outside of her bathroom door.  It seemed strange–after all, there’s nothing worth stealing inside. Most people in Tanzania have pit toilets, and Lucy’s house is no exception.  She explained that the government tells people to lock their […]

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Helping Others Understand Your Child’s Needs

Lifesong for Orphans: Do you have a child who has come from a hard place? Do you wish others who interact with your children better understood how to connect with them to help in their healing? Maybe you are frustrated with Sunday School teachers, babysitters, school teachers, parents of your child’s friends, or even some […]

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A Powerful Illustration of the Gospel

Headhearthand.org I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a powerful illustration of the Gospel as this video. Want to understand your adoption by your heavenly father better? Watch what Detective Mook does and worship your heavenly father? A challenging adoption: “We end tonight with a detective who took on one of the most challenging cases […]

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Look Back at Adoption

Sparrow-Fund: What has gotten me so excited once again about adoption? It has been 14 years since we brought our first two children home, so you might think that the deep satisfaction and excitement might have worn into an every-day kind of thing. But there come these special moments when I feel the Holy Spirit […]

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10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask

Lifesong for Orphans: In the midst of the adoption process, you have applications to fill out, fingerprints to submit, case workers to call, plane tickets to schedule and lots of waiting. Then, you’re home. Now what? Maybe as an adoptive parent you feel alone after the strong camaraderie you felt from your church, friends, adoption […]

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5 Steps to Adoption

ShowHope: For families who are just beginning the adoption process, the journey ahead can often feel daunting. While the miracle of adoption serves to restore the hope of a family to orphans around the world, the process can be full of waiting and uncertainty…not to mention a whole lot of paperwork! Although the adoption process […]

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The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care

The Sparrow Fund Everything…everything about foster care is equal parts good and bad, joy and sorrow, beauty and brokenness. It’s a good day when a child is placed in your home. It represents safety, security and an opportunity for a child to be loved and cared for in a way they likely would not have […]

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Adoption Wisdom from Parents Who’ve Been There

Thanks for joining us these past weeks for our Adoption Journey Series. We’ve talked about post-adoption resources, funding options and how to thrive once they’re home. Today, listen in to some adoptive parents who have BEEN THERE. When asked to give one piece of advice that they would pass on to prospective adoptive parents, here […]

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