Friday, February 25, 2011

Update from Lifesong

OCA is a multi-church alliance in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area.  Adoption funding is just one part of their ministry.  Their many outreaches include recruiting and training foster parents, mentoring local foster children, assistance for local churches in launching orphan ministries, international orphan care, and more!  They are also a part of Lifesong's Outside the Walls Network, which connects churches to serve orphans more powerfully together than they could on their own

When Josh and Jenn Philpot felt God's nudging toward adoption they weren't sure where they would get the money.  They received a matching grant through the Orphan Care Alliance (OCA), turning the $6,000 they had raised into $10,000, and making it possible for them to bring home not just one child but two!
Jenn: "And we're just so thrilled that our family can be a picture of that to the world!  And just like we would never question our true son-ship to God the Father, it's been an encouragement to us to think about, we really don't have to question whether these kids are our true children... cause they are!"
Josh: "As unbelievers, we are aliens.  We are strangers.  We are separated from God.  But God has come in and adopted us, through Christ, to be in His family."
They sat in the studio with an expectant glow as they spoke about their children they had yet to meet, but who they claimed as their very own... 
OCA Mission Moments from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    We have just referred to your blog as our third girl comes from the SWI of Xinfeng County, just like your little girl from China.
    We would like information / photos on this orphanage. If you have anything to share, we'd really appreciate it.
    I have not yet had time to read your blog, but as the picture I want to tell you that you have a blessed family.
    We are a Christian family as well. My husband is a pastor at Mosaic Church in Quebec
    You can write to us and visit our blog

    Hope to hear from you, without putting pressure:)
    May God keep your beautiful family.