Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows
 in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27

I don't even know where to start on this subject except to say: All you adoptive and foster care mamas out there? You are amazing.  All you missionaries visiting foreign orphanages and showering love on children you've never met? To you, the one who is sacrificing your own finances to help a family with their adoption costs? You are living the gospel. To you who is sponsoring a child monthly, writing letters and sending Christmas presents around the world? You are expressing genuine religion in the eyes of the Lord. 

Today I have an amazing company to share with you. But it's so much more than a t-shirt company. This is an opportunity for you to care for the orphan. This is a chance for you to be an advocate, to be a light in the darkness for a child.

livijoy was born out of a heart for orphans by Kerry and her husband as they were in the middle of their own adoption process. As things progressed more quickly than they expected and they brought their little boy home (their second adoptive baby!) their dream to create a t-shirt company that would fund adoptions remained strong. 

"Before bringing Toby home we researched fundraising options and my husband and I always loved the idea of selling t-shirts to raise money for our adoption.  We looked at some online tee companies but never really loved the designs plus we kind of liked the idea of printing our own.  So a few months before we found out about Toby's situation, when we were still waiting, we ordered a screen printing kit and started playing around with and learning about screen printing.  We had a lot of fun with it but then things with Toby happened so fast, we never got around to actually making any shirts.

On our way home from Florida, where Toby was born, we talked about the press and the other supplies we had in our house and what we should do with them.  We decided we wanted to start a little business and help another family on their adoption journey.

One thing we learned from our journey to get Toby is that even though the adoption journey can feel lonely at times there is a large adoption community (online and in our churches) and they are some of the most generous people on the planet.  We literally could not have adopted Toby if it had not been for so many generous people.  With that in mind, we decided that as a family we wanted to come alongside another adoptive family and support them on their adoption journey.  We decided we wanted to walk with them until their child came home.  And we wanted to tell their story and pray with them and just be with them on their journey."


Currently, livijoy is dedicated to helping the Ludwig family, a growing family from Alabama. A large part of their profits are going to help this family cover their adoption fees as they await their little one.

I bought my Because One Matters shirt (which I also had the privilege of collaborating on with Kerry a few months back through my design business!) and I can tell you from my own personal experience that this shirt IS SO COMFORTABLE. I practically wore it every day for a week. Just ask my husband. And today, Kerry is giving one away to one of YOU! Just enter below and please visit livijoy shop and consider purchasing an extra tee to help this beautiful family live out the gospel in the life of their waiting child.

*in the photos I'm wearing the black Because One Matters tee from livijoy, size small.


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