Matching Grant Information

Some of you have asked about our matching grant information, I would be glad to send you a letter or here is the basic information you need:

To send a tax deductible donation for our $3000 matching grant:

  1. Please prayerfully consider giving a tax deductible donation as we have been blessed with a $3000 matching grant funded by Family Christian Ministries, through Lifesong for Orphans to help pay for our adoption expenses.  Our goal date is August 4, 2014, but funds will be accepted until our sons are home and/or the adoption is complete.

Please make checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note “Schaffner  #4451” to assure it goes to the right account. Please mail to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL. 61744.  Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners).  This means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.  Lifesong is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible.

Thank you for your prayers and for so many of you who have already so generously given! 

Ron and Michelle



Matching Grant Goal Met!

Matching Grant Met!

We just wanted to let everyone know that our matching grant goal has been met!  While any donations made through Hand in Hand Christian Adoption made by May 1st will still go to us, they will no longer be matched.  If you were praying about giving, you can wait in case we get another matching grant at some point, as we have applied for some. 

I sit here in awe of how the Lord has provided and is providing….can we just humbly say THANK YOU!  Thank you for praying, giving, asking, caring.

I think of the story of George Muller , who began an orphan ministry.  During his lifetime he cared for more than ten thousand orphans.  His main reason in establishing the orphanage was not to care for orphans.  Instead, he wrote the following in his journal:

 Now, if I, a poor man, simply by prayer and faith, obtained, without asking any individual, the means for establishing and carrying on an Orphan-House: there would be something which, with the Lord’s blessing, might be instrumental in strengthening the faith of the children of God besides being a testimony to the consciences of the unconverted, of the reality of the things of God. This, then, was the primary reason, for establishing the Orphan-House. . . The first and primary object of the work was, (and still is) that God might be magnified by the fact, that the orphans under my care are provided, with all they need, only by prayer and faith, without any one being asked by me or my fellow-laborers, whereby it may be seen, that God is FAITHFUL STILL, and HEARS PRAYER STILL.39

David Platt says about Mueller, “Muller decided that he wanted to live in such a way that it would be evident to all who looked at his life, Christian and non-Christian alike, that God is indeed faithful to provide for his people.  He risked his life trusting in the greatness of God, and in the end his life made much of the Glory of God..” (page 55 of Radical)

He Is Worthy,

The Schaffners