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March 24, 2020 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The God who adopts

Flash back with me to November of 2008. Our youngest son, Nate, was three months old. Ryan and Will, our two oldest boys, were three and two years old. I was two years into pastoring NewLife, and my wife Michele was working as she was able to help make ends meet. Naturally, Michele told me that she thought that the time was right for us to go through training to become licensed foster and adoptive parents through the state of Connecticut. Over eleven years later, we have had the privilege of providing a temporary home for hundreds of children in the foster care system. ...Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus, Gospel, Adoption, foster care

December 9, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments


One of the greatest realities of the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, is that those who trust in Him and have been saved are adopted into the family of God, becoming children of the Heavenly Father, full heirs of all that belongs to Him. Consequently, one of the greatest ways we can preach the gospel to the world is through following our Father‘s example and becoming people and families who adopt others. There are certainly formal ways to do this, by adopting or fostering children who have been abused or neglected or have no parents, but there are many other ways to have an adoptive attitude towards the world. For example:...Keep Reading

Posted in: God's love Tags: Adoption, Love

November 4, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Salvation in the earthquake

The following is reprinted from the February 2, 2010 Pulse. This Sunday, we will be sending a team of missionaries down to Haiti. Haiti, a country that was already impoverished, was made much more so by the January 2010 earthquake. The post below, written by Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recounted a story that took place in the Haitian earthquake. Arno was inseparable from Mr. Penguin. The little Haitian boy was almost three years old, and the plush penguin with the word ‘œlove‘ inscribed upon it was his most treasured object. The orphan and his penguin were always seen together....Keep Reading

Posted in: Gospel Tags: Haiti, Adoption

October 29, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments


This coming weekend is an annual weekend of prayer for children in foster care in the state of Connecticut (see for more information). Obviously, there are many important and heart-breaking issues and causes in this world, and it is impossible to participate in every single one. For my family, foster care and adoption has been one that we have chosen to become involved in, out of our desire to provide a home and a family for children who may not have one of their own. We opened our home to our first foster daughter, Joanna, four years ago, and eventually adopted our son Jordan because of our involvement with the Department of Children and Families. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Adoption Tags: Salvation, Adoption