Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lifesong for Orphans Matching Grant

March 26, 2012

Dear church, family, and friends of Thomas and Lori,

Lifesong for Orphans ( is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to help meet the needs of orphan children around the world, and obey God’s call to “visit the their affliction” (James 1:27).The number of children worldwide without families to love and care for them is astounding... close to 143 million!

God tells us in His word He has heard the cry of the orphaned and abandoned children (Psalm 10:17, 18) and He has made a way for them to be cared for – through adoption. As believers, He adopted us into His family through Jesus Christ, and did not leave us as spiritual orphans!

We believe adoption at its core is evangelism--a vital part of the Great Commission is bringing the mission field home. God desires orphans from all nations to be adopted into Christ- honoring families so they may ultimately be adopted into His eternal family through Jesus Christ. God calls us to fulfill James 1:27, “visit the fatherless...” but not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt.

Thom and Lori have sensed God’s call . . . and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As you may already know, international adoption can cost around $25,000 and prevents many godly families from adopting. 

Clearview Baptist and Lifesong believe God has raised up the Thornton family “for such a time as this...” and we have committed an Adoption Matching Grant of $2000 to help raise the funds necessary to complete the adoption of their child. This means Clearview Baptist partnered with Lifesong for Orphans will match “dollar-for-dollar” everything the Thornton raise from their church, family, and friends between now and May 21, 2012 up to $2000. 

We invite you to support them financially to make this adoption possible. As a 501(c)3 organization, your gift is tax deductible. *100% of all funds raised will go directly to cover adoption costs-- nothing will be taken out for Lifesong for Orphans administrative costs. Simply write "Preference Thornton  Adoption/Acct #2634 in the memo line of your check and mail to Lifesong for Orphans, Attn: Thornton Adoption/Acct #2634, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. 

Will you invest financially in the life of this child? . . . It will be an investment with eternal return.

God bless you for laying your treasures up in Heaven,

Andy Lehman
Vice President

p.s. I trust God will do great and mighty things through this, and all for His Glory!

phone 309 747 3556 
fax 309 747 4647
bringing joy and purpose to orphans

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