Sunday Snapshot: {the job}

Y’all did such a great job trying to guess what Chris’ new job is.

And I now have the green light to share.

Soooooo, y’all ready?

Chris will be Manager of International Programs at Lifeline.

Yep, that Lifeline.

My hardworking, orphan-loving man will get to use his time, talent and resources to help the fatherless around the world.

We are still pinching ourselves.

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. — 2 Corinthians 9:10-11

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  1. Congrats!!! What a great match :).

  2. That’s AMAZING!! Congrats!

  3. Seems like a perfect fit! Congratulations to Chris ~ and Lifeline for that matter…

  4. YEAH!! So thrilled for you all!

  5. Comforting for me since are current adoption is with Lifeline! So far we are loving them and now this makes it even better for us! Can’t wait to hear more!

  6. I have been reading your blog for months. Your family is such a great inspiration to me. We just brought home our 10 yr. old son from China and Lifeline was our agency. I had to post because Lifeline is THE BEST! Hands down. We saw many other organizations represented in China and heard many stories and Lifeline had them all beat. We had no problems or hold ups (that were their fault) during the entire process. They prayed us through, answered every questioned, and put up with my new mommy craziness. What an exciting adventure for you all. Thank you for sharing your life through your blog. You encourage me more than you know!

  7. I think you know how incredibly excited I am about this, Stefanie!!!!!! I just love watching the Lord work!!!!!

  8. Awesome! And you know this means more adoptions in your future, right 😉

  9. Soooo cooool!!!!!! What exactly will he do?????

  10. ElizabethH in CO says:

    sweet!! now he just needs to get them to open their domestic program to some us living in different states :)

  11. Françoise says:

    Congratulations to your husband

  12. That is awesome! I noticed that job on their website (I occasionally look because whenever I move back to the states from China I want to be involved in international adoptions)!

  13. What an absolute thrill. How perfect. How amazingly, providentially, perfectly perfect.


  14. So does that mean you’re moving to our neck of the woods?

  15. Congratulations to Chris and you as well!

  16. Congratulations!! Sounds like the perfect job for him!!

  17. That is a great job for him!! It really is amazing to see how God works! I’m so excited for you guys!! :)

  18. Hello, I’m a reader of your blog (me and like 50 of my friends). I’m so thrilled for this latest blessing! Lifeline was our agency and we live 15 minutes from them! So glad you are going to be in our part of the world! Welcome and Blessings!!!!

  19. That is so cool!! YAY GOD! We LOVE lifeline!!

    God is so good!!
    Blessings to all of you! And Congrats to Chris!!

  20. Congratulations Chris! Sounds like a perfect fit. :)

  21. Congratulations!!!! How wonderful!!!

  22. Hillary Glauser-Patton says:

    Um, YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Big, big smiles here. xoxo

  23. YAYYYY! Congrats!

  24. Wow! I never, ever would have guessed! Congratulations….it sounds like a wonderful opportunity!

  25. What a perfect fit!!! How exciting!

  26. Congratulations!!! SO happy for you guys!!! (I have real life frieds that work for Lifeline Georgia – and they are amazing people!) Praying for your transition!

  27. So fun to find your blog! Thanks for sharing. I love the backlighting in your photos and congrats to him!

  28. That is wonderful news, congrats!

  29. that is so wonderful for your husband and family!!

  30. Oh WOW- that is such a blessing!!!!!!!!! So happy for him & your family!!!

  31. WOW, WOW!!! Such an amazing fit for Chris and your family!! So happy to see this next chapter of your lives!!

    Hugs, Ashley

  32. By the River says:

    WOOOOOHOOOOOO! How Wonderful! Good Luck on this new adventure – I am sure it will lead to greater service.

  33. That is wonderful news! Lifeline helped us bring DD#2 home a year and a half ago. We will use Lifeline again if/when we adopt DD#3!

  34. That is so exciting! Congratulations! The other night I was looking through all your china trips and it is funny, but at one point you had the same hair style as me and even a same shirt from Old Navy. It was a black shirt, v necked with flowers all over it and it tyed in the back. Thank you for have a side bar with all the trips. It made it easy to read through your journeys. It made me sad when I saw your little one have such a hard time with grieving and then have to go back to see the nanny and have to leave her again.

  35. How AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! A HUGE congratulations to you all!

  36. I am SO thrilled that this is the job! What a great ministry to be serving in!

  37. Does this mean your moving to Birmingham!?!? If so, I invite you to check out our church at The Church of Brook Hills:) Congrats!

  38. Congratulations!!! Lifeline is amazing and so are you guys!

  39. Congratulations on his new job!! Very exciting!!! And I have a question for him (and you) right away, lol. Tried to find your email addy on your site, but couldn’t find it.

  40. What exciting news, Chris and Stephanie! We’re using LL for the adoption we’re in process with right now and have been so impressed with the Christ centered focus. :-)

  41. Wow!! I didn’t guess that at all! How very exciting to have something that you all feel so passionate about and to get PAID for it! I can’t imagine a happier situation! Congratulations!

  42. Patricia/NYC says:

    Perfect!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Chris!! Sounds like a perfect fit!! All the best always from your friends in NYC!

  43. Congratulations to Chris and the rest of the family. How exciting!

  44. Laura Kirkland says:

    Yi HAO, Y’all!!!! So excited for this!!

  45. Just saw on their website they’ve opened up in FL…are you moving to Jacksonville????

  46. Now that is totally awesome. When are you moving?

  47. WOW!!! that is an awesome fit!!!! Praise God!!!

  48. Yay! We are a Lifeline family! Just DTC for China for our 2nd adoption. LOVE reading that such an orphan-hearted family will be serving with our agency. What a dream job!!

  49. Wow! That is more awesome than anything I could have dreamed up! Congratulations!!!!

  50. That is great news! Congratulations!

  51. Wow! We are a Lifeline family too. Does this mean you are moving to Birmingham?

  52. Congratulations! Sounds awesome.

  53. Congratulations! We have a gal at our church who works for Lifeline here in FL. So excited for what God has in store for you all!

  54. That is exciting thrilled for you and your guy!!

    Gin =)

  55. Congratulations – how exciting!!

  56. What a cool small world. I Have the honor to serve on the lifeline board for Lifelines Georgia. We are going on the next unadopted trip with lifeline in March….Myself and my 13-year-old daughter Maggie Ruth. We have gotten to know many of the contacts at lifeline and I look forward to getting to meet you in real life! Now that you’ll be within driving distance. We’re in Birmingham all the time. Congratulations! And welcome!

  57. Wow…that is awesome! :) Now I will feel even better recommending Lifeline to families, even though we never used them to adopt. Congrats!!

  58. God is so good. You must be soaking in the blessing of it all. I am truly happy for you. :)

  59. yay!

  60. Oh HOORAH – a win / win / win – for you guys – for Chris – and for kids around the world…I just love it when.God.IS.Smart.Like.That!!

    hugs and great joy – aus and co.

  61. Even better than any of my guesses! I think y’all both “got” the job, because you are such a great ambassador for them and international adoption. When you open your heart to God’s work, it’s amazing how God works! :)

  62. My SUNDAY SNAPSHOT would have been one of “me” with my wide open in AWE of your hubby’s new job!! Let’s just say…your HORSE’S OPEN MOUTH is cuter!! HA!!!

    Congrats Chris! How awesome is that!!!

  63. Welcome to Birmingham! Maybe we will run into you at Lifeline sometime. My teenage daughter did an internship there last summer. Let us know if you need help moving in!

  64. That’s great news!!! Glad you could share! And B’ham is not THAT far away from me. Maybe we’ll see each other one day yet! Congrats on such an exciting adventure!!!

  65. Congratulations! Can’t wait to have y’all in Birmingham!!! I’ve lived here my whole life, and can safely say, there is no greater place to raise a family. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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