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March 6, 2017

A Plea for Prayer in Ukraine

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The older children become, the harder it can be to maintain their interest in Christian camps and discipleship programs. This is not abnormal, but it is a challenge the team in Ukraine faces daily as they seek to take the Gospel to kids in need. Bogdan, one of the faithful team leaders writes– In a time of social networks and Internet, kids are tempted to lose a sense of reality and any interest to pursue real communication. But we stand in faith and trust our mighty God Who changes lives of orphans no matter what! Using tools like cooking classes, camps, soccer, and crafts, the team goes into the Zap and Lubotin orphanages to build mentoring relationships with kids who want to know more about Christ. As the kids grow into young adults, we invite them to join Lifesong Ukraine’s Transition Program. Here, they receive support and accountability to transition into adult life successfully. These … Continue reading

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January 18, 2017

As God First Loved Us … An Adoption Story from Ukraine

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When likeminded believers around the world strive to reach a common goal, extraordinary things happen. Many of us want to reach orphans around the world with the love of Christ. Yet, not being called to adopt or not having several thousand dollars to do so prevents us from reaching fatherless children in other countries in a meaningful way. Thankfully, these are not our only two options. While international adoptions for Americans cost, on average, $40,000, an indigenous adoption for a Ukrainian family costs a small fraction of that. It would make sense–for this reason and others–to equip Christian families in Ukraine who are able and willing to bring Ukrainian orphans into their families as sons and daughters. Years ago–because of the faithful prayer and creative thinking from people like you–Lifesong was able to develop an indigenous adoption program called Adoption Without Borders (AwoB). Adoption Without Borders is an intentional program linking like-minded families and churches in the USA with Christian families in Ukraine who … Continue reading

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December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas + video

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Merry Christmas from the kids! Today, because of advocates like you, children all over the world have hope, health, happiness, and family. From all of us, thank you and Merry Christmas! Your Lifesong family   Related Posts

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October 20, 2016

How to Change the Future for an Orphan | Mission Moment

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Your support helps change the lives of orphans around the world. Whether through adoption funding or orphan care, lives are being transformed by the Gospel. Here is one story of a life changed by love. MEET RUSLANA Ruslana is a soft-spoken young lady with big dreams and a bright future, but her story hasn’t always been so hopeful. Ruslana’s mother wanted to abort her before deciding, instead, to place her in a Ukrainian orphanage. Ruslana grew up without the love of a family. In her words, “Though I was surrounded by many people, I was lonely.” When Ruslana was in fifth grade, volunteers from a local church began visiting the orphanage weekly. They built relationships with the children–including Ruslana–sharing the good news of the gospel that breaks the cycle of hopelessness. The volunteers taught the children on Sundays and hosted camps during the summer. When Ruslana was 14 years old, her life completely changed– I found out that the … Continue reading

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July 12, 2016

How Camp Is Changing Lives in Ukraine

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Endless laughter, sunkissed faces, lifelong friends… With summer officially underway, camps here in the U.S. and around the world are in full swing. At Lifesong Ukraine, staff and children are in the midst of their busy camp season. These 5- to 7-day camps include studying the Bible, playing games, hiking outdoors, and singing around the campfire. Would you pray with us that God would be pleased to bless this summer camp season abundantly? During the past 5 years, over 5,000 campers have attended one of Lifesong Ukraine’s summer camps. This staggering statistic has provided unprecedented opportunity to invest in the lives of these orphaned and vulnerable children in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. “It was my dream come true; I never felt so great in any of the camps before.” –Yarik (18)  In part because of relationships established or strengthened during the summer camp season, 84% of the children in orphanages served by Lifesong Ukraine continue on to … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016

A Light as Bright as Day | Ukraine Update

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Enjoy this update from our Ukraine team– We are on the finish line getting prepared for summer camps season. Still there are a lot of things to do, but it’s a blessed time for us. We are all looking forward to all camps that are coming up. Please pray for these camps, as kids there are closest to God because they are isolated from their usual environment, and surrounded by believers. Our Zap team has been very successful in their ministry. They’ve finished building the transitional house and are now finishing building the Pavilion to provide large indoor and general area for residents and especially transitional home visitors. One interesting fact is that a lot of work has been made by the hands of graduates and Egor along with his wife Alexandra (CCP couple there). We do believe that this work is significant in lives of graduates because they will … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016

A Gentle Plea for Prayer | Ukraine

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Here in Ukraine, we hope and pray you had a great Christmas time with your family and friends. Time is flying; one more year is gone. Everyone on our team is working hard to give our Lord twice as many talents as we’ve received from Him. Your prayers are a huge help to us. We greatly appreciate your support in the past years and hope for a productive 2016… for His glory! We celebrated the New Year holiday together with kids. It was a unique experience to meet 2016 on our knees praying to God. Great start of the year. Our teams visited all of our orphanages where we gave out sweets and told kids about Christmas in a special way (through concerts, plays, etc). Would you pray with us for this new year? Here are some specifics– Blessings: For our team members, and volunteers who serve together with us. They are … Continue reading

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