Inspirational Orphan Stories
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Jen Bricker found a loving family in the home of Gerald and Sharon Bricker. Though Jen was born with no legs, the Brickers encouraged her to try whatever she wanted to-including gymnastics.
Hear how Matt Carter and his friend and colleague Aaron Ivey caught the infectious passion for orphan care, and encouraged their church to join them in that mission.
Eighteen-year-old Katie Davis had a desire to go and serve the children of Uganda for a season before college. She never imagined that her first trip would change her life, and the lives of many others, forever.
Amazima Ministries: Helping to educate and empower the people of Uganda with God’s love.
Aaron IveyAaron Ivey is the worship pastor at The Austin Stone in Austin, Texas. (www.austinstone.org) Aaron Ivey is challenging a generation of believers to take their experiences in corporate worship out into the world, to marry song with service. An advocate for those in need, Aaron has been living out the word of God not only through music, but by engaging in a lifestyle devoted to missions and justice, and educating others about poverty and adoption. Aaron and his wife, Jamie, have four children....more
Jen BrickerI was born without legs & put up for adoption, You might think I would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought me an amazing adoptive family, who gave me one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.” As a child, I was obsessed with gymnastics, and my idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. Seemingly against all odds, I went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of my fairy-tale story...more
Katie Davis MajorsIn December of 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis traveled to Uganda for the first time. She was immediately captivated by the people and the culture, and knew she would be back. Less than a year later, Katie returned to Uganda to teach at an orphanage and it has been home ever since. Despite her own plans, God led Katie to found Amazima Ministries in 2008 and made her a mother to 13 beautiful girls by the time she was 23. The word “Amazima” means “truth” in the native Luganda language and...more
Matt CarterMatt grew up in Athens, Texas. Like many east Texas families, Matt's parents faithfully attended their local congregation and made certain that Matt did as well. He prayed to receive Christ at 8 years of age. However, Christ was not the focus of his life on a daily basis. Matt is confident that he was saved at this point because he could no longer enjoy sin - even when he tried - but he had not yet touched the holiness of God. He attended Texas A&M with plans to go to medical school after...more
God has a heart for the orphan. Hear inspiring stories of adoption from Jen Bricker, Matt Carter, Aaron Ivey, and Katie Davis.