8 Prayers for Camp | Summer Kids Camp 2016: Day 4

July 1, 2016 rachelmiley
I was blessed to get to know eight little girls from China yesterday. These girls brought me great joy and grabbed my heart. They are no longer images on a postcard, but now voices, faces, hearts, and prayers.  The day began with breakfast, water games and slip-n-slide. With wet hair and happy faces, we went
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Stand for Orphans is Back

June 28, 2016 lifeline
Sometimes we may look at our children and dream about all the possibilities that lie before them—“They will change the world someday,” we think. But, they don’t have to wait until someday. They can change the world for other children today! And, we’ve made it easy for you! Discover how your children (and you) can
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Three Generations of Mothers: Making Eternal Impact

April 22, 2016 rachelmiley
Elizabeth Norris’s youngest daughter, Hannah (pictured in the black and white dress), spent her last eight months at Lifeline’s China Foster Center. Elizabeth Norris Shares the story of the impact the foster center had on the child who now calls her “Mom” and encourages other women, including those in her life to do the same!
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Wonderful Are Your Works

March 20, 2015
In February, a team from Lifeline provided care for the sweet children in our foster care center in China. Their time at the center allowed for the foster staff to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families and to have some time of respite from the daily demands of caring for others. Hear how God
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Watching Him Work

March 19, 2015
Hear from an (un)adopted trip participant who recently traveled to the China Foster Center: My recent visit to Lifeline’s Foster Center was wonderful. Our purpose was to provide several days of vacation for the nannies during the Chinese New Year. Our days were simple but full as we cared for thirteen children aged eleven months
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Broken for What Breaks Him

January 15, 2015 lifeline
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 I have seen this passage used numerous times
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Different Kinds of Service

February 5, 2016 Rick Singleton
 In December of 2015, a team of six men from Wayne’s Environmental Services went to the Dominican Republic on their first mission trip. There were nerves within the group, but tangible excitement filled the air all the way to our destination: Niños de la Luz, a boys’ home sitting on the north shore of the
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Meet Godwin and Winner

February 1, 2016 Rick Singleton
Meet Godwin and Winner. Godwin and Winner are twin brothers who live in Togo, Africa. They have spent most of their lives learning how to provide for themselves because they grew up without parents. Although they have spent most of their lives in an orphanage, they had the gift of growing up with one another.
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Something More Must Be Done

January 27, 2016 Rick Singleton
Since Lifeline’s founding, our experienced staff have worked closely with children who have faced severe trauma and loss. Lifeline was burdened with the desire to see something more be done for children, even before the adoption process. In addition, countless children will never have the hope of adoption. As a result, we have spent considerable time over the last year reflecting on
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Take a trip with (un)adopted!

January 22, 2016 Rick Singleton
  NOTE: All trips for the remainder of 2020 have been postponed until further notice. Please continue to check this page along with our social media pages for more updates on rescheduled trips.  Interested in taking a trip with (un)adopted? We’re glad you’re here. At (un)adopted, we have a catch phrase, “We’re not the hero.”
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Why We Go Back

April 6, 2016
I incorrectly assumed that the majority of orphans in China had adoption files and would eventually be adopted. The heartbreaking reality is that less than 1% of the orphans in China will ever know the love of a forever family.
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Merry Christmas (March Kids Camp'16: Day 3)

March 14, 2016
It brings me great comfort to know God knows each and every one of these little ones. He created them and knows them by name. How I long for them to know their Heavenly Father that loves them endlessly.
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What does the (un)adopted R(un) for One support?

July 30, 2015
Your participation in the #RunforOne 5K on August 22nd will impact the lives of orphans in FIVE different countries!   What does (un)adopted do in China? One year ago, we moved 13 children into the Lifeline Foster Center from one of the hardest orphanages in China. Many were malnourished and almost all had experienced extreme
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Engaging Your Church in Orphan Sunday

October 23, 2015
I am so grateful for this opportunity to share our experience with engaging our church in Orphan Sunday. God began writing this story more than three years ago when He called us to adopt one of His precious children. As many of you have experienced firsthand, “We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before
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Perhaps It's Even Him

October 16, 2015
There is always a part of me that longs to travel the world, and when I do, I often return home more heavy-hearted than I can imagine. But if you would have told me two years ago that China would be a portion of that reality, I would have politely disagreed. It was never on
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Preventative Caregiving: Making Headway in China

October 14, 2015
While working at Lifeline I have realized my enjoyment of “preventative education.” Similar to premarital counseling in many respects, preventative education often helps stop problems before they ever become significant issues. Having the opportunity to educate adoptive parents pre-adoption has been rewarding, as I knew that it was helping to prevent many issues that commonly
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All In for That

July 23, 2015
His big brown eyes looked at me across the breakfast table and he promised, “I’ll run it this year with you, Mom.” My heart melted…again. If you are a parent, you know the pain of rousing your child early any day of the year much less a hot summer one. Yet, he was willing to go.
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Our Response to the Needs of the Fatherless

July 22, 2015 lifeline
  What does orphan care look like? Truth be told, it is typically not glamorous. When we are truly doing orphan care, we often enter into a world of suffering. In providing care for these children who have already experienced a tremendous amount of pain and loss, there are things that we all can do,
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June 22, 2015
Daddy’s Little Girl. I have always had a special relationship with my father. As a child I saw him as my protector. He was the man who locked our doors and put me into bed at night, tucking me in tight so that the “monsters” wouldn’t catch me in my sleep. My father put bows
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Turn and Become Like Children

June 17, 2015
Our church has the privilege of ministering to our community through a Christian preschool that meets on our campus four days a week. The director of the preschool came to me to ask if there was any ministry I was aware of that was worthy of supporting that could also engage the kids and provide
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