Projects: Past
Shawn and Shaun Marie Mertz
Project Date:
Location: ​Hendersonville, TN
Adopting from China

2 Widow being served:
Ms. Mary Jane Payne
and Ms. Barbara Kerkeles

Shawn and Shaun Marie Mertz

Welcome to the Mertz Family Project Page!

Shawn and Shaun Marie have answered God's call and stepped out in faith to adopt from China. The Mertz Family and a team of volunteers worked on two widows' homes to help raise funds to cover the high cost of adoption.

The loss of a beloved spouse often makes it difficult for a widow to keep up with the necessary improvements and repairs to her home. So on July 27, the Mertz Family and the team of volunteers fixed up two widows' homes - Ms. Mary Jane Payne and Ms. Barbara Kerkeles.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE! See the completed project video here:

Volunteers are raising sponsorship for their day of service. The supplies for the project were donated. The money raised will help bring an orphan into a forever family! 

How can you help? Join the team!
 GIVE (financially) –   GET INVOLVED (paint, plant, repair, raise sponsorship)

Please note that PayPal charges an administrative fee of 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 USD per transaction. 
The donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee.​ To avoid this fee, mail donation checks payable to:

Lifesong for Orphans
202 N. Ford St. - PO Box 40 

Gridley, IL 61744
write in the memo line: preference Mertz #3741


This project is administered by Lifesong for Orphans, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the need…helping orphans. Lifesong is a certified member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability.