I suppose my current titles are wife to Scott and mother to Cole, Maya, and
Leah. And I like these roles I play very much. I see myself as an ordinary human being trying to live a life which blesses an extraordinary God. I get it wrong a lot and so I am most grateful for the process of repentance and the gift of forgiveness and the joy which follows. I have known great inner freedom and peace in the course of this life because of the grace and mercy of God. The suffering I have experienced along this journey has had great influence over my soul, particularly the losses of four of my children, one daughter to miscarriage in 2005, Malaya Grace, another daughter to stillbirth in 2008, Isabella Grace, and a third and fourth little one in utero in 2009. But perhaps it is the suffering I have shared while walking with a number of orphans that has had the greatest impact on my spiritual walk. In coming to know orphans, I have come to know God in a whole new way. By obeying his Word and stepping out to bless the fatherless, God’s Word has come alive and I have been the one most blessed. It is my desire to share through this blog those scriptural truths that God has revealed to me experientially while walking with Him in this broken world. Through many different people and circumstances in my life, God has gently invited and led me deep into His amazing joy of knowing Him by caring for others in need. I pray that I might be used in some way to encourage and edify His body in the same way many others have done for me, and in so doing glorify God who has been so good to me.
Blessings to you,
____________________________________________________________ Professional Bio:
For more than a decade, Kerry Marks Hasenbalg has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children. Kerry is co-founder and former Executive Director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which serves as an informational and educational source to members of the United States Congress concerning adoption and the needs of orphans and foster children.
Well known in the child welfare community as a gifted speaker and teacher, Kerry has spoken on Biblical and social welfare topics at such notable locations as C-Span live, Capitol Hill, JCICS, NCFA, National Council for Faith-Based Youth, Moody Broadcasting, Family Life, Focus on the Family, and in churches around the nation. She has traveled to over 30 countries and met with many presidents, prime ministers, and various leaders of government regarding the welfare of orphans, including nations such as China, India, Russia, Romania, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala,Rwanda, and Uganda.
Mrs. Hasenbalg is married to Scott Hasenbalg, the Executive Director of Shaohannah’s Hope. Kerry invests her time supporting Scott and the Shaohannah’s Hope team on a volunteer basis while writing and speaking on occasion, but most importantly, being a mother and home school teacher to their two children, Cole and Maya.