Sponsored Family:

Joel and Morgan

Status: Child Adopted December 2020!

We are Joel and Morgan Trainer, and live in Gahanna, Ohio with our daughter Cooper (age 3) and son Judah (age 1). Morgan was raised in the Columbus area, and Joel spent time as a missionary kid in Africa, as well as time spent in Ohio and Colorado. We met at a Christian summer camp and then spent our first three years of marriage working full-time as camp Directors in Missouri. It was during that time that we felt called to jump into church ministry, which led us back to Ohio and a journey to plant a church.

Joel currently serves as the pastor of Three Creeks Church, which has been in existence since February of 2018. We’ve known since before we were married that adoption was something we were interested in pursing, and through lots of prayer, help, and guidance from friends who have also adopted, chose to go with an agency called Adoption Link out of Yellow Springs, Ohio.

We are currently finished with our home study, and waiting to be matched with a birth mom. This journey has taken LOTS of faith, especially for two people who like to have a plan for most everything in life! Thankfully, God continues to provide us with lots of peace in the timing, finances, and details that remain unknown! We couldn’t be more excited to have the support from Raise the Dough, as we continue to take steps towards adoption!

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