The Hales

With three biological children, we assumed our family was complete. While we were very familiar with adoption, with two little ones already being a part of our extended family, we had never really considered it…

Elizabeth Swicegood

I was raised in a family where adoption was more normal than not. My older sister and youngest brother along with myself were all adopted from different families. I was adopted as an infant from…

The Moore’s

We loved children and loved having a big family. As we felt God’s call to care for orphans, we realized that we had enough for another child. Enough food, clothing, shelter, and most importantly, love….

Shannan Roussel

My parents were young when I was born and having a child was not something my father felt ready for. I grew up only seeing my dad occasionally; those times were stressful and uncertain. My…

The Lott’s

When thinking about what led us to want to adopt we realized that it was definitely a calling from God. We felt that this was the way that God wanted to grow our family. Our…

The Griffin’s

Skip and I were married later in life and believe it or not, we never talked much about having children.  I had worked in the business area most of my life but when my sister-in-law…

Lives Lived Faithfully

Both Michael and Diana grew up in the USA, Diana near Marquette, Michigan and Michael in Winston-Salem, NC.  Both came to know the Lord as Savior as children.  Michael earned a BA from Columbia Bible…

Walking Alongside

My name is Margaret Dixon, and I am a volunteer at Calvary’s Southside FROG program. For those that do not know what FROG is, it is an after school tutoring program that helps kids with…

Passion into Ministry

My name is Melody Welch, and I started the Prayer Quilting Ministry in September of 2009 at Calvary. As we celebrate 10 years of this ministry, I look back and am reminded of the goodness…

SERVING: From Self-Focused to Kingdom-Focused

My name is Jerry McFadyen, and this is my story of how God changed my heart from being self-focused to kingdom-focused through service.  I was saved and baptized at the age of 8, but as…