Jody and Michelle Duncan have been married for almost 24 years and have four beautiful daughters, ages 19 to 7. For several years they have had a burden for orphan care. After walking with their friends through an adoption journey, they learned of the staggering number of orphans in the world and the dire state in which so many of these children live. As Christians they felt the scriptures that instruct believers to care for the orphan were spoken in a very personal way to them, but they often made excuses of why they could not adopt. These included the fact that they could not afford it, were busy with their own children, and not equipped to deal with the special needs an adopted child would have.
On two different occasions the family hosted orphans in their home for the Christmas holidays. The Duncans were open to adopt the hosted children but for various reasons those children could not be adopted. However, after the last hosting experience, they were ready to finally act and move forward with being obedient to what God was calling them to do. The Duncans desire to adopt an older child because these children have a small chance of being chosen.
The Duncans are not wealthy nor do they have many financial assets. However, they do have a longing to offer a home to a child who has none. Psalm 68:5-6 tells us that God is a Father to the Fatherless and that He sets the lonely in families. Even though they have been blessed with four biological daughters, they know that there is room in their hearts to love and care for another child.
3/7/2019 — AWAITING TRAVEL DATES
Inga has received a $7,500 Older Child Grant.