On March 22, 2014, Noah Spivey finished his race and went to be with the Lord. This 17 year old left a testimony of one who suffered well in the face of cancer. May his journey inspire you and point you to Jesus. It has me.
Cancer does sucks but Christ is better. – Noah Spivey
Noah Spivey from The Summit Church on Vimeo.
Baby Sloan is coming in 4 weeks!
That’s right, we are going to be parents very soon!
Back in October we started the paperwork process for adoption and within a few months were all set to go. As you may know, the adoption process is a waiting game. So we prepared to wait. We started to raise money, pursued different adoption avenues and simply trusted the Lord would provide the right situation in His time. In late March, just a few weeks ago, we got a call from our adoption agency that we had been chosen by a birthmother and were being matched to adopt a newborn baby. That’s right. Sarah and I will be parents of a little baby from here in Kentucky in just about 4 weeks! We don’t know yet whether the baby is a boy or a girl and some details are still a bit fuzzy but so goes the adoption process. The baby will be born right here in Louisville and we will bring him or her home from the hospital.
We are both super excited and a bit overwhelmed. We have just a month to finish our remaining paperwork, get our home ready and raise the additional support. We are thankful our adoption will only cost $18,000 and that we already have $9000 in place. We just received an additional matching grant of $2500 from LifeSong for Orphans. That means every dollar people give will be matched up to $2500 ($5000 total). Would you consider giving to our adoption through LifeSong? Your money will be doubled and it will also be tax deductible.
How to Give:
Please make checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, write “Sloan #4329” to assure it goes to our account. Mail to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
Another option is to give online. Go to LifeSong’s website. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in the fields: “Family Account Number” (4329) and “Family Name” (Sloan).
In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. Individual donations of $250 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. 100% of your donations will go directly to our adoption.
Thank you for standing with us through our suffering and now in our joy. One of our great hopes is to be able to tell our son or daughter one day that he or she became a part of our family through the prayers and sacrifice of so many others.
I don’t know if it takes a village to raise children but it sure takes one to bring them home.