I’m still trying to figure out what Zealand’s future looks like. It’s gonna be something big. God doesn’t do anything small. He does it all big.

CCM: How has your story changed because of Zealand?
Trusting in God in a way that never in my life have I ever been prompted to have to do.

So many people have told me, “God only gives special children to special people.” What I believe that means is God trusted me. For some reason, God looked at my heart, looked at my soul, and said, “If anybody can do it, Jaci can. I’m gonna’ give her Zealand.” Now I have to trust God, that He loves my son more than I do. “Trust,” it’s a little five-letter word we throw around all the time. But to actually trust, that’s difficult. God gave me this little boy, and he trusted me, and now I trust Him.


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I love being a mom. I love my kids. I like to hang out with them. I don’t wanna’ just send them off to school. I like to be with them. God knew that about me, so He gave me this boy because I was gonna be willing to fight and willing to go to the ends of the earth [for him], and help other families as they walk through Autism—that I would be willing to hear their hearts, to be there when their hearts break.


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Andrew Greer is a multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter, respected author, and co-creator of the innovative Hymns for Hunger tour with Cindy Morgan, raising awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations in hundreds of cities across the country. On tour, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Andrew Peterson. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and Nic Gonzales (of Salvador). And his first book – Transcending Mysteries – co-authored with Ginny Owens, was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015. Andrew is also host of CCM Magazine’s “Features on Film” series, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of music’s biggest artists. For more information visit: andrew-greer.com or hymnsforhunger.com.

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