transformation through relationships
Working together to provide care to
children, youth, and families
Jason Nails, President
Jennifer Nails, Vice President
As we look back over our 23+ years of marriage, we can see clearly how God lead us on our life’s journey of loving the fatherless and the vulnerable. Our journey started taking shape when I (Jen) taught at a title one school in a low socio-economic area. We truly developed a deep love for my students and together, Jason and I were able to go on to mentor kids and families from the classroom and the community. Through these experiences and relationships, God placed a desire in our hearts to grow our family through adoption and to serve vulnerable children and families.
Each step and experience along the way has called for more faith, surrender and sacrifice; but God has been faithful through it all. We are blessed with 6 precious children (and a new daughter-in-law) and we cannot imagine life without one of them. Also, through years of leading mission trips to Ecuador, we developed strong relationships with several people with similar hearts and callings. Collectively, God put an incredible burden on us to do more for the kids that cannot be adopted but have to remain in institutions. Through obedience to that call Restore17 was born. With our family and R17 team, we have the privilege of loving and serving countless children and families and we get to point them to the One who makes all things new, the source of our hope in this broken world.