Meet Walt and Annie Manis

Walt and Annie grew up across the pasture from one another in small-town Arkansas. In college, they fell in love and have now been married for 15 years. They have two daughters through adoption, Chloe is 6 and Naomi is 3. Since 2002, Walt and Annie have served in Media Missions with various ministry organizations including YWAM, Caleb Project, and most recently with GEM based in Germany. A year ago, the family moved back to America to begin working with a group called Moving Works, based out of Austin, Texas.

Walt and Annie never pictured adoption as part of their story, but God had bigger and better plans than what they could have imagined. The Lord wrote an incredible story through their process of adopting Chloe, and a short film documenting Chloe's adoption story was recently created by Moving Works. It is their deep desire that God uses the stories He is writing in their lives to bring glory to Himself and to encouraged others.