Brian & Christine Coates

Brian & Christine Coates

Spring Hill, TN

The Coates’ are adopting because they believe adoption is a tangible way to imitate the love that God showed them through His son Jesus. They also know that every child needs and deserves the love and support that a family provides, and they desire to be a forever family for a child without one to call his or own. Christine had the privilege of traveling to Romania 14 years ago and spent some time in orphanages. It was there that her heart was broken for the orphan, and she knew then that God would some day call her to adopt. Soon after Brian and Christine met and were married, they both knew that adoption was one of the ways that God would some day grow their family. They are so grateful for their friends and family who are helping to provide a family for an orphan and changing the child’s life and the Coates’ life forever.

The Coates’ are adopting because they believe adoption is a tangible way to imitate the love that God showed them through His son Jesus. They also know that every child needs and deserves the love and support that a family provides, and they desire to be a forever family for a child without one to call his or own. Christine had the privilege of traveling to Romania 14 years ago and spent some time in orphanages. It was there that her heart was broken for the orphan, and she knew then that God would some day call her to adopt. Soon... read more

A Waiting Child

Orphan Ethiopia

The Coates’ are currently in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia. Devastated by war, drought and HIV, Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of orphaned or abandoned children in the world - approximately 5 million children. The Coates hope to find out soon which child will be joining their family and are so thankful that their child will be called an orphan no longer. They will travel to Ethiopia twice in the near future to adopt their child and bring him or her home to their forever family.

Ms. Janie

Widow Spring Hill, TN

Ms. Janie was married to her husband, Randy, for 40 years before he suddenly passed away in 2013. Randy was in ministry for 39 years with Janie at his side, and he pastored the same church for the last 20 years of his ministry before retiring in 2012. Janie has served in many different capacities throughout her life and continues to serve to this day. She spends so much of her time and energy serving others, and this was an opportunity to serve and love her and make some needed repairs on her home.

Our Both Hands Project

Project February 6, 2016

The Coates planned a unique adoption fundraiser! On February 6th, a team of volunteers spend the day completing a Both Hands fundraising service project at Ms. Janie's home. We are still raising sponsorship for the day of service. The funds raised will help the Coates to adopt a child into their forever family. Will you sponsor us? It's not too late to give!

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Attn: Coates #145
P.O. Box 2713
Brentwood, TN 37024
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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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