The Defender Podcast is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services where we seek to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children and families. We hope this podcast will provide encouragement, inspiration, and ways to connect with others who have a heart for the orphan.
How Do We Talk to Our Kids about Race and Culture?
Today we listen to a panel discussion on the topic of how we talk to our kids who adopted transracially about culture and race.
How the Lord Called Pastor Jason Paredes to Adopt
We are joined by our friend, lead pastor and brother in Christ, Jason Paredes from Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas.
NCFA: The State of Foster Care and Adoption
National Council for Adoption is a great organization speaking out for children's rights. Today we discuss with Chuck Johnson the state of foster care and adoption on the national level. Chuck once served as Executive Director at Lifeline.
Celebrating Milestones with Chuck Johnson
Learn how Lifeline began as we look to past and present stories.
A Birth Mother's Story of Hope
Hear how one birth mother's story of hope transformed lives through God's goodness and mercy. "These babies saved my life, because I was headed down a wrong path," said Lili.
Speak Out for Life: Pro-Life
Today we celebrate the fact that life is created and formed in the image of God, and we mourn the millions of lives that have been lost due to abortion.
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An incredible resource
I discovered The Defender Podcast when praying about adoption. I was able to listen to helpful podcast episodes that educated me about the adoption process and about the China program. They were such a blessing! Two years later as we near travel, I continue to appreciate the podcasts. Thank you Herbie Newel and the Lifeline family!
Must listen if you have a heart for adoption.
Aug 29, 2017
Your podcast on failed adoptions brought me to my knees as my husband and I just moved back to America after a failed adoption over our son! We have needed to just hear something that lets us know our feelings are ok. We do not know anyone that has been through it. We too will be ok with Gods grace. We struggle deciding to keep going or to stop the adoption journey because of pain but Gods visions is still so strong on our hearts. It is just difficult to visualize another child in our sons spot. Thank you for doing what you do!