Welcome Home, Missy!

wof-daily_feature_LisaandMissy“I need some kind of reminder that you see me today because this ain’t exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday.”

These honest words from Lisa Harper’s new friend in the drive-thru could have been the silent echo of the sweet girl who has come “home” to her Mama Lisa. Missy’s welcome into Lisa’s heart—and ours—was a delight to watch when we met her in Columbus at Women of Faith. Smiling brightly, singing and dancing with abandon, and blowing kisses all around, Missy (though we could say the same about Lisa!) seemed to be celebrating all weekend. Not because of the pink and white cupcakes greeting her in catering. Or the constant grin on her Mama’s face. Or the hugs from friends who have been praying. Or the cheers from the audience when Lisa introduced her on stage.

She’s been rescued to a new life. She will spend every day (not just her birthday) with reminders that Lisa sees her. That God sees her.

Her life—and Lisa’s—will never be the same.

So happy to meet you, Missy. Welcome home.

He gives children to the woman who has none and makes her a happy mother. Praise the Lord! —Psalm 113:9


  1. 3 weeks ago


  2. Little girls are precious! Enjoy your new lttle princess!

  3. Thank you for sharing your drive thru experience. We all need that daily touch from God that reminder He sees us, He knows us.

  4. We all need that daily touch from God and reminder that He sees us. Thank you for your drive-thru experience God sees me, He really, sees me!

  5. 3 months ago
    Linda says

    Lisa, I’ve been waiting for this news for a very long time. My heart cries out in great joy. Missy is finally where she belongs. May God richly bless your family!

  6. Lisa, I heard you speak about Missy last October in Orlando. It broke my heart to hear your story about not being able bring her home when you wanted to last year. I am so very happy that she is now with you so that you can show her that you love her in person. I have tears of joy for you both. May God continue to richly bless you.

  7. 3 months ago
    Debbi Spencer says

    Congratulations, Mama!! I agree-she looks just like you! I pray her heart will be like yours too.

  8. 3 months ago
    Peggy Haines says

    My husband and I were driving home from a shopping trip at a nearby suburb, and as we were
    driving I looked ahead and saw a car whose license plates said Dr. Lisa. All day long I have been
    thinking about my grandaughters, are they doing well and how much I miss them. Then I came home and
    opened up my last message from Women of Faith. Sure enough it was a lovely thought from
    Lisa Harper with the exact words I needed to hear. How God always sends the right person to
    open your heart or calm our heart when you need it most. How precious it is to give a child a life
    and the knowledge of God and Jesus, and your caring love. Thank you Ms.. Lisa and I am so happy for you that you have a beautiful little girl of your own. Life doesn’t get much better than that!

  9. 3 months ago
    Lorraine Cole-Sayre says

    Lisa, How wonderful that you have your Missy with you. God really knew what he was doing when he brought you two together, I am sure. You are an inspiration to many for taking this step. Happiness to you and Missy. Will we see you both at WOF Orlando?

    Hugs from one of your sisters at the Salvation Saloon, Palm Harbor, FL – Lorraine Cole-Sayre