Beyond Adoption: Lifeline’s (un)adopted Foster Home

December 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Beyond Adoption, December 2015 Feature - Beyond Adoption, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments


In July 2014 thirteen precious children were moved from an orphanage in southern China to a new foster center called City of Grace, opened by Lifeline Children’s Service (un)adopted ministry. This new safe haven became a place where nannies greeted the children with open arms and welcomed these children worthy of love. Over the course …Read More

Orphan Sunday: An Answer to Prayer

November 29, 2015 by nohandsbutours Amy A., orphan ministry, Orphan Sunday, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments


Thanksgiving was just a few days ago, and I find myself reflecting on all that I am grateful for this year. I filled my belly with turkey, Mama’s dressing, corn pudding, and pies while sitting around a table with some of the people I love most. I celebrated the presence of my new son and …Read More

Three Ways the Church Can Support Adoptive Families

October 25, 2015 by nohandsbutours a father's perspective, October 2015 Feature - It Takes a Village, orphan ministry, Randall, supporting adoptive families 5 Comments


A MOST NEEDED ASSET According to research data, of the tens of millions of families who have considered adoption, only 5% have walked the process through to completion. Certainly, there are a number of reasons for this. Psychology Today notes financial burden, obstacles, legal red tape, and emotional turmoil as the leading deterrents in completing …Read More

Let Us Not Hinder

August 21, 2015 by nohandsbutours Desiree, orphan ministry 1 Comments


And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to …Read More

Prayer Mama

July 5, 2015 by nohandsbutours epidermolysis bullosa, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan, Whitney 2 Comments


There are adoptive families of all sorts. Families who adopt and have biological children. Families who have only adopted children. Families who adopt more than one over several years. Families who adopt two at the same time. Families who adopt only one. Families who knew from the start that they would adopt one day, and …Read More

it’s my birthday and I want to do something wonderful. join me.

July 3, 2015 by nohandsbutours orphan ministry, Stefanie 0 Comments


This is a post from my personal blog. But I’m sharing here because it’s my birthday, and you’re my friends, too. And I think you have as much of a heart for the fatherless as I do. So welcome to a little birthday party, friend. I love it when it’s my birthday, because I get …Read More

A Baby Shower Half-a-World Away

June 13, 2015 by nohandsbutours Hannah, orphan ministry 1 Comments


Amy Carmichael wrote, “But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed.” Over the past …Read More

Kingdom to the Chaos

March 9, 2015 by nohandsbutours adoption community, Amy A., orphan ministry 2 Comments


Exactly one year ago, I had the privilege of hearing Beth Guckenberger speak at Created For Care. While many things she shared became engraved in my heart, one of my favorites was her illustration of bringing the Kingdom to the Chaos. When God created the world, everything was good and in perfect peace. Then, Adam …Read More

Caring Creatively

November 21, 2014 by Desiree adoption community, Advocacy, Desiree, orphan ministry, orphan prevention 0 Comments

November is National Adoption Month. Pretty cool, huh? You would think that this is primarily a “Christian holiday” but I’ve been thrilled to see the secular media highlighting adoption & foster care and even adoption ministries throughout the month. (See Huffington Post article HERE.) But adoption is just one, albeit amazing, facet of God’s call to …Read More

Stepping Up to Adoption/Orphan Ministry

May 23, 2014 by nohandsbutours orphan ministry, Rebecca 1 Comments

Amidst piling documents into our first dossier, we sensed that our adoption journey was to be a wider stretching. Beyond becoming mommy and daddy to three beloved gifts from China, God nudged us further. Our hearts enlarged for more kids than those to be in our family. We stood in our daughter’s social welfare institute …Read More

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