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March 20, 2017

Join Us for an Opportunity to Serve in Zambia

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YOU are invited to join us on a mission trip. On a strawberry farm in the heart of Africa, a team of enthusiastic volunteers is gathering to use their resources, skills, and abilities … and you are invited to participate. Lifesong Farms is a thriving, sustainable business that provides finances to maintain Lifesong School for Orphans as well as provide jobs for dedicated orphan caregivers. As these hardworking caregivers have loved the fatherless, God has blessed the strawberry and fruit farm immeasurably–sending abundant harvest to be sold in top local grocery stores, restaurants, and markets. While this agricultural opportunity has provided for some of the world’s most vulnerable–while simultaneously being salt and light to a community that desperately needs a hopeful future in Christ–we know there is much more work to be done.   Specifically, the basic need for a lavatory would go a long way in caring for the caregivers. Our … Continue reading

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February 15, 2017

Wanted: More People to Help Kids Like Davison

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For children sponsored in Zambia, attending school is a privilege, not a burden. In poverty-stricken communities like Kitwe, children are often left to fend for themselves while parents desperately search for ways to feed and care for the family. Without proper motivation, many children end up dropping out of school, leaving little to no hope of breaking the poverty cycle. “The compound”–as it is called by people in the community–can be a place of violence, crime, or abuse, certainly not a good environment for students to thrive in their education or grow in their relationship with Christ. With your help, Lifesong Zambia established a school almost a decade ago for the purpose of providing over 300 orphaned and vulnerable children with a quality Christian education. Additionally–through the vision and funding of people like you–Student Life Homes were constructed to serve as a safe haven for older students who lived in the compound. For many kids, sponsorship to Lifesong School is … Continue reading

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January 16, 2017

Today Is a Big Day in Zambia!

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Nervous energy and new uniforms signal a very important event: 400 students at Lifesong Zambia go back to school today. We are excited about this year for several reasons. First, the new uniforms are sky blue instead of green. Second, this year marks our first year having a Grade 12 class graduating! Finally, this year marks 10 years Lifesong School has been here in Zambia. 10 years! God’s continued goodness is truly astounding. Our hope for this year is that we continue living out our mission of bringing joy and purpose to orphans and vulnerable children by discipling future leaders of Zambia through Biblical truth and educational excellence. — Skip Stallings, Lifesong Zambia staff Another example of God’s kindness?–This past year, every single one of the Grade 7 students passed their exams! This is the direct result of disciplined study, dedicated teaching, and the daily prayers of people around the world. The students … 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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August 22, 2016

Standing in the Sun: Bright Futures in Zambia

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Choosing career, getting married, having children… From the time you were knee-high, you were likely asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you had the luxury of changing your answers as often as you changed your clothes. Getting an education wasn’t an “if,” but a “when,” and staying healthy was generally as simple as making a quick trip to the doctor or pharmacy. Not so for children in Zambia. Though blessed with resilience and determination, children in poverty-stricken communities like Kitwe are often left to fend for themselves, eventually dropping out of school and seeking acceptance wherever it can be found. Without access to vocational training or health care, many of these children have little hope to break the poverty cycle or enjoy the privilege of planning a bright future. Your prayerful support provides education, housing, and healthcare for children in Zambia. Lifesong School continues to thrive as one of the best schools in … Continue reading

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June 7, 2016

Why Education Is Serious Joy | Zambia Update

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Recently, a small team from Lifesong had the opportunity to put feet on the ground in Zambia to see first-hand what God is doing through ministry partners and supporters like you. What the team discovered in their brief but beneficial visit was an overwhelming testament to the goodness of God. Even greater than the magnificent scenery and the kind reception, the team was excited to meet children and families anxious to know the love of Christ. In poverty-stricken communities like Kitwe, children are often left to fend for themselves and end up dropping out of school. Without education or vocational training, these precious kids-turned-young-adults have little to no hope of breaking the poverty cycle. Because of these trends, Lifesong Zambia established a school almost a decade ago for the purpose of providing over 300 orphaned and vulnerable children with a quality Christian education, ultimately equipping young people with tools and training that will promote family preservation … Continue reading

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February 22, 2016

Build a School, Build a Life | Zambia Update

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Enjoy this update from our Zambia team– For some time, God has been laying it on our hearts to help prepare graduates and students in need of vocational training for future work. Through a series of events, the job of creating a building to house a vocational school has begun. We anticipate sharing more news about this development as it continues to unfold. For now, the building phase is progressing nicely. Recently, we had a team from Central Illinois spend a week giving us a huge head start on the construction. Our goal is to have the school built and ready for students in 2017-2018.  Many of the boys who are currently in school are making big plans for the future. We believe God, too, has plans for their lives and we want to support them in pursuing the best possible opportunities for growth and employment.  Fordson (pictured right) is in … Continue reading

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