Jerry & Robyn McElyea

Jerry & Robyn McElyea

Orland, ME

We married as under-graduate students at Pensacola Christian College, and lived as newlyweds in Florida while we finished school. After a couple years of marriage, we began to hope for a family, but God had other plans. When Jerry graduated from college we moved to Robyn’s home (Maine), bought a house, and started a life in the beautiful Downeast region. But something was still missing. In January of 2017, we both felt God’s call to adopt from China. We longed to share our lives with a child, and we began to diligently seek out information about adoption and parenting children with special needs.

We married as under-graduate students at Pensacola Christian College, and lived as newlyweds in Florida while we finished school. After a couple years of marriage, we began to hope for a family, but God had other plans. When Jerry graduated from college we moved to Robyn’s home (Maine), bought a house, and started a life in the beautiful Downeast region. But something was still missing. In January of 2017, we both felt God’s call to adopt from China. We longed to share our lives with a child, and we began to diligently seek out information about adoption and parenting... read more

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Wen Xiang

Orphan China

We applied to our agency’s China program as soon as Jerry was old enough—in June of 2017. The next month, before our home study was even complete, we saw the face of a little 2.5 year old boy on our agency’s waiting child list. On our 8th anniversary we received official prior approval to pursue Wen Xiang’s adoption. We’ve been working to complete all the steps to bring him home since then! We wonder what it would be like to meet Wen Xiang for the first time after imagining him for so long.

Ms. Cordula

Widow Brewer, ME

Cordula is a younger widow—only in her 50’s—but she lives in a large old family farm house with many tasks to complete. She lives in the nearby town of Brewer and attends a church there, and works for the famed Maine retailer, L.L. Bean. Cordula’s mother, Sibylla, has recently come to live in the farmhouse with her—so actually this project will bless two widows! We think that’s pretty wonderful!

Our Both Hands Project

Project February 24, 2018

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up a widow's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help an orphan to become adopted into a forever family. Will you sponsor us?

Help bring Wen Xiang home!

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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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Orphans Closer to Home

$8.8 Million

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Widows Served

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