Running Buddy

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Derek Dupuis, Lifeline Adoptive Dad and R(un) for One Runner   (un)adopted®, Lifeline Children’s Services’ international orphan care ministry, exists to reach orphaned and vulnerable children with the hope of the gospel and the life skills needed to bring about community transformation. By empowering the local church and community to care for the fatherless, (un)adopted
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A Life-Affirming Approach to Being Pro-Life

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Christie Mac Segars, Lifeline Vice President of Domestic Services   Affirming Life Lifeline was founded in 1981 to give women in unexpected pregnancies an alternative to abortion, and this ministry strongly continues today. From our founding we have been part of the pro-life cause as we bear strong convictions that EVERY person is an image
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Orphan Care: Caring for Their Past, Present, and Future

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Garth Thorpe, (un)adopted Education Manager   Victor could have been one of the over 38,000 orphans that will age out of an orphanage without the necessary life skills needed to survive. But God allowed (un)adopted® to be part of changing his story through Life Skills Education Training (LSET).     The current global reality that over 38,000
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The World at Our Doorstep

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Beth Stanley, Latin America Director   Opening doors . . .   In October 2017, I moved to Bogota, Colombia to coordinate our Latin America programs. As the coordinator, Lifeline encouraged me to travel to Colombia in 2011 to better learn the country, the culture, and the children. It changed my life, and now I
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Partnering Makes Sense

July 6, 2017 rachelmiley
For Mountain Brook Community Church (MBCC) in Birmingham, Alabama, partnership with (un)adopted® “really just makes sense.” It’s a relationship that stretches back for several years, according to Walter Arroyo, who’s served on staff at the church for 10 years and now is MBCC’s missions pastor. (un)adopted, Lifeline Children’s Services’ international orphan care ministry, and MBCC
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Foster Care: The Call of the Church

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
Leland Brown, Foster Parent   C.S. Lewis once famously said that in his conversion he was basically dragged kicking and screaming into heaven, looking everywhere for a way out, and in hindsight he was blown away by God’s mercy and humility to accept such a convert. My journey in becoming a foster parent has been
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Supporting Adoptive and Foster Families Through the Church

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
When God’s people respond to His command to care for vulnerable children, our churches become an important part of the lives of parents, children, and siblings who are in the midst of the joyous and challenging journeys of fostering and adoption. Lifeline desires to provide resources to churches and adoptive communities with them to help
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Empowering Children Within Your Church

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
Summit Church in Estero, Florida has been a long-time partner with Lifeline, believing strongly in God’s command to care for orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. When the opportunity for children to get involved in orphan care in a hands-on way, Summit Church wanted to equip the children in their church with the knowledge that they
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Collett Family Story

June 21, 2017 rachelmiley
During 2013, the Collett family went from a household of five to seven, including five teenagers, when they adopted Alyona and Zhenya from Ukraine. Since growing their family, they have adjusted to their new normal, including navigating challenges stemming from the dynamics of sibling relationships.
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