Jerret and Stephanie Batson

Jerret and Stephanie Batson

St. Louis, MO

Jerret and Stephanie were college sweethearts and have two biological boys, Ephraim (8) and Greydon (4). The family loves to serve others and has traveled and worked abroad, served school students in Eastern Europe, hosted an international student for a school year and serves families in need of homes each year in Reynosa, Mexico. The boys participate in many service activities in the community, church and through their Lutheran school. Their heart for service, children and travel led them to explore international adoption. God had been whispering and leading their hearts towards adoption for most of their lives. One day in 2016, both Jerret and Stephanie realized God's plan for them in adoption, and the family started the process in late 2016.

Jerret and Stephanie were college sweethearts and have two biological boys, Ephraim (8) and Greydon (4). The family loves to serve others and has traveled and worked abroad, served school students in Eastern Europe, hosted an international student for a school year and serves families in need of homes each year in Reynosa, Mexico. The boys participate in many service activities in the community, church and through their Lutheran school. Their heart for service, children and travel led them to explore international adoption. God had been whispering and leading their hearts towards adoption for most of their lives. One day in 2016, both... read more

A Waiting Daughter

Orphan Colombia

The Batsons adoption officially started in August of 2016 and are approved for a young Colombian female age 0-4 years old. The family picked Colombia because their hearts were led to its fascinating culture, the Spanish language and the country's beautiful people. They are officially in the waiting stage, and have been praying for "lil sis" each day. The boys draw pictures, write letters and set "special" toys aside for her.

Ms. Mary Sharon

Widow St. Louis, MO

Ms. Mary Sharon was married to her late husband, George, for over 42 years before he suddenly passed away about 5 years ago. The Batsons knew George well and and through God's plan, Mary and Stephanie were reintroduced by another neighbor. Ms. Mary attending church, enjoys senior club, day trips with friends, embroidering, and keeping up with her five grandchildren. Ms. Mary had a kidney replaced a few years ago and sometimes struggles with maintaining aspects of their home of 43 years. She is excited to have additional hands helping at her home and on various projects.

Our Both Hands Project

Project July 15, 2017

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up Ms. Mary Sharon's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help the Batsons to adopt a little girl into their forever family. Will you sponsor us? We are excited to share a Both Hands project with our community and to show the Batsons daughter how much she is loved through the pictures.

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P.O. Box 40 
Gridley, IL 61744
write in the memo line "Batson 6823"

This project is administered by Lifesong for Orphans, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the need…helping orphans. Lifesong is a certified member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability.
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...

James 1:27 (NIV)

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