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Pro Life Means Pro Child

by | May 3, 2016 | Missions Articles

When Kelsey and I got married, we never envisioned a family of ten children, let alone a family spanning six ethnicities.  We expected something a little more…normal?   What we discovered, however, was when you give your heart and soul to something, the result is hardly ever normal.

Along with pastoring and mentoring young people, we gave ourselves to the pro life movement in a significant way in 2005.  We blended intercession, worship, and taking a stand for the unborn.  When we did, we were challenged – did we really believe children were worth saving?  If we were given the chance, would we make room in our hearts for a child that may not have a home?

Our first adoption in 2006 added a beautiful little African American/Latino girl to our previously Caucasian family.  Zoe joined three biological sons.  Two years later, we adopted twin girls, then had another biological girl a few months after that!  Our family had gone from three children to seven in less than three years.  Quickly, we adopted another set of twins, a boy and a girl, and one more little boy to rounded us out to a family of ten children.

We teach and train on the miracle of adoption, sharing the message of life with the church, and encouraging others to be a part of a positive solution to abortion by furthering the adoption movement.  We also give direction to a non profit adoption agency. Who really wants to be normal?  We want to be extraordinary and inspire others to raise extraordinary families for the Kingdom of God, because to be pro life is to be pro child.

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