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October 17, 2011

The Hard Questions

We believe it is critically important that parents who are preparing to adopt or foster a child must be honest and realistic about the journey and the challenges that lie ahead. Just as Jesus in Luke 14 challenged those who would follow him to ‘count the cost,’ so too parents who respond to God’s call to adopt or foster must be willing to count the cost of the adoption journey and prepare to “lay down their lives” to love their child and help him or her become all that God intends.” – Michael Monroe, Tapestry Read the rest of Michael’s article, Ten Questions for Parents Preparing to Adopt or Foster here! In the Irving, TX area? Don’t miss the 2011 Tapestry Conference!!

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October 13, 2011

Build a School = Skiing in Aspen?

Over three years ago, my husband and I began our journey to adopt our son from Ethiopia. And since that time, God has been filling our hearts with an overwhelming love and passion for the people of Ethiopia. We returned a year after our first adoption to bring our daughter home. After arriving home with her, we knew we had to do more! We have been so blessed to team up with other adoptive families around the U.S. and with Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong is doing some amazing work through a small nursery school that they support in Adami Tulu, Ethioipa. You can read more about Adami Tulu here. Last year, we, with five other families, raised over $40,000 to build a new building, restroom facility, and gate at the Adami Tulu school. In August, we got to return to Ethiopia to see the new building. We had an amazing … Continue reading

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October 11, 2011

Orphan Sunday 2011

Orphan Sunday is JUST around the corner! As we talk with families and churches across the US we are thrilled to hear how God is orchestrating all kinds of events to raise awareness and advocate for the fatherless around the world! How can YOU be a part of this growing movement and give voice to the voiceless? Kim Smith at Calvary Church shares how they were involved last year, We did a prayer vigil the Friday night before Orphan Sunday followed with deserts & coffee where we had tables displayed with ways to take care of orphans & foster children . At the prayer vigil we had guest speakers for each segment: foster care, orphan care, and adoption, followed with a special prayer. We also had a special musician from our church who played adoption & orphan songs.  One of our special speakers was from Malawi, Africa who shared about his … Continue reading

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September 28, 2011

Brush to Berries-Zambia & GIVEAWAY!!

Brush to Berries from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo. “Simply giving this person money is treating the symptoms rather than the underlying disease and will enable him to continue with his lack of self-discipline… a better solution would be to develop a relationship that says, we are here to walk with you and to help you use your gifts and abilities to avoid being in this situation in the future‘” (An excerpt from the book, When Helping Hurts)   Lifesong is serving the people of Zambia… the orphaned, the at-risk, and the poor… by utilizing the land that is, like the people, so full of potential. Lifesong farms-Zambia reaped its first strawberry harvest in June, and local grocers have been purchasing the berries. With additional acres to farm, we are hoping to process some of the berries and begin marketing Lifesong Farms Strawberry Jam.   By harvesting fruit, we are … Continue reading

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September 24, 2011

We’re in the Weeds!

Readers, Please take a moment to read this BEAUTIFUL article on adoption and foster care. It is one of THE MOST truth-filled, authentic, hopeful, reality-check, loving messages we’ve ever seen. Check it out HERE… and know that you are not alone!

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September 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

Hello bloggy world, Here’s a few upcoming events that may catch your eye. For more events, check out the Lifesong calendar frequently!   Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. The next Empowered To Connect Conference will be on September 23-24, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee at Brentwood Baptist Church. — Connecting Community Crafters for Global Good!  Crafts for a Cause is newly established initiative. The structure is simple! The booth fee, silent auction proceeds, and concessions are all donated to our sponsored cause!   —      Join us October 21-22 in Phoenix for Together for Adoption Conference 2011. Over 1,200 people will … Continue reading

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November 12, 2010

More Christmas ideas: Coffee, Tees & Cookbooks

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know a lot of you out there are making Christmas lists.  How about this year give some that keeps on giving?!         If you remember, a couple weeks ago Leslie highlighted Gobena Coffee and the creative gifts that keep on giving–specifically to our feeding program in Ethiopia. (check out that post here)   …Coffee not your thing?      Just this week we are introducing some new colors in our Lifesong Shirts.  We now offer blue, green and red in women’s & gold, green and brown in men’s.  Check out our store to start sportin’ us today!      and…COMING SOON! Taste of Heaven Cookbooks  Kristy Luginbuhl, a local Lifesong-adoptive Mom has put together a cookbook that is not only filled with amazing fresh and delicious recipes but also highlights several adoption testimonials, pictures and highlights of our Lifesong orphan care initiative.  Due to a generous … Continue reading

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