Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


02/21/2020

This Is the Solution to Orphans’ Needs

The solution to orphans’ needs: The Church Over and over in Scripture, God commands His followers to serve the marginalized and neglected, hurt and abused. And He demonstrates this in the person and work of Jesus Christ, from His interactions …

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02/14/2020

Finn’s Gift: Becoming a Mission-Minded Family

Generosity is often generational. Time and time again, we see former orphans becoming orphan advocates and adoptees becoming adoption advocates and even adoptive parents. It echos John’s words in 1 John: “We love because He first loved us.” At the …

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02/05/2020

Love One: Sponsor a Child

It’s February, and love is in the air. According to Hallmark, at least. Since we know that love is action, we have an opportunity for you to get into the spirit of the season: child sponsorship! For as little as …

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01/31/2020

A Mother’s Thoughts on Gotcha Day

We love to celebrate anniversaries. Whether a birthday, wedding, graduation… when something big happens, the date is etched in our minds. So it comes as no surprise that when adoptive parents first meet their child, that day is (often) celebrated …

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01/24/2020

The God of Timing, Not Timelines

Every week, our team receives testimonials and stories from families we’ve served. And we love it. We constantly see God working in miraculous ways to get His kids into loving, Christian families—so often, in fact, that we almost overlook His …

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01/22/2020

A Day on Mission in Haiti

You’re invited. Throughout each year, our team at Lifesong–MBO in Bercy, Haiti, hosts short-term mission teams for a week of Gospel-centered service, learning, and relationship-building. We’d love for you to consider visiting to see and participate in God’s work of …

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01/17/2020

Vanessa Coming Home

Some argue that “happy airport homecoming” videos aren’t the most accurate picture of adoption. Every adoption involves heartache, loss, and disappointment, and yet we celebrate it with balloons, banners, and parties. Why? Because adoption is a beautiful contradiction of loss and gain. The …

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01/10/2020

“This Girl Is a Miracle Girl”

Here at Lifesong, we’re honored to be part of over 8,000 adoption journeys and counting. While every story is unique, there are some themes that unite them all, like God’s provision, faithfulness, and perfect timing. And each is clearly seen …

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01/08/2020

4 Things You Should Know about Fear

When we take a leap of faith, fear is never far off. Even Lifesong’s creation story has notes of fear. Our founder, Gary Ringger, had no idea what was in store when God called him to use his business for …

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01/03/2020

“Would You Give These Three a Family?”

When God calls us beyond our limits, how do we respond? Steven and Chelsea set a good example when they were called to three international adoptions (rather than the one domestic adoption they had planned). Their plan: Reflect on the promises …

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