Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Lifesong for Orphans is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to helping meet the needs of orphan children around the world. We recently contacted Lifesong and they have graciously set up a fundraising account for us to raise the rest of the funds for Asher's adoption.
What does this mean?
It means that as you, our family and friends, prayerfully consider our adoption, you will now have a tax-deductible way to donate money if God is calling you to do so! Between now and February 14th (around the time we will travel), Lifesong will accept donations for our family and then give them to us as an adoption grant to cover adoption expenses. All donations given through Lifesong are tax-deductible and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
100% of the all funds raised will go directly to cover adoption costs and Lifesong takes nothing out for administrative costs. This is an amazing opportunity!
Donations can be made payable to Lifesong for Orphans with our last name in the memo section (preference Gour #1762 adoption) and mailed to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744
You can also use the Paypal button at http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/. Or by following this link: http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/donation.html . However, understand that while Lifesong does not collect administrative fees....Paypal does.
Adoption can cost between $25,000-$35,000 and prevents many godly families from adopting. We REFUSE to allow this to stand in our way, so this opportunity is very exciting for us.
We still have close to $18,000 to raise before we can actually become Asher's family! Please join us in prayer that God will provide all the funds necessary in the next two months so that we can bring our boy home for good!
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress....James 1:27
Posted by Chelsea Gour