Feb 16, 2009


In November we applied for a matching grant for our adoption through Lifesong for Orphans. Because of the volume of applications the normal processing time of 5 weeks turned into 11 long weeks. However, we just heard today that we will receive a MATCHING GRANT, DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR, up to $4000, for all donations received from now until April 20th. That means WE WILL HAVE ALL THE MONEY WE NEED TO GET OUR KIDS!!!!!!! We just need the final $4000!!!! If you have any questions, please contact us at adoptingfromafrica@gmail.com
If you want to help us reach our goal, you can send a check with a note indicating our last name and grant number (Pearson adoption--#759)to:
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744


February 16, 2009

Dear church, family, and friends of Mark and Lanae,

LifeSong for Orphans (www.lifesongfororphans.org) 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 fatherless…in their affliction” (James 1:27).

The number of children worldwide without families to love and care for them is astounding… there are over 143,000,000 orphans in the world!

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.

Mark and Lanae have sensed God’s call…and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt Brian, Josephine and Comfort from Ghana. As you may already know, multiple international adoption can cost around $50,000 and prevents many godly families from adopting. LifeSong believes God has raised up the Pearson family “for such a time as this…” and we have committed an Adoption Matching Grant $4000 to help raise the funds necessary to complete the adoption of these beautiful children. This means LifeSong will match “dollar-for-dollar” everything the Pearsons raise from their church, family, friends between now and April 20, up to $4000. We invite you to support them financially to make this adoption possible. Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt. *100% of all funds raised will go directly to cover adoption costs, nothing will be taken out for LifeSong administrative costs.

Will you invest financially in the life of these precious children?... 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!

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Yea! So excited for you!!!

Hope we can see you all again soon.