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October 8, 2012

One Silent Night — FFH Concert

  Lifesong for Orphans is excited to announce an upcoming Christmas concert featuring FFH with special guests from Lifesong Zambia. This concert will provide a excellent opportunity for churches to bring awareness to their orphan ministry while enjoying a unique performance celebrating the birth of our King!  Buy tickets today online* or at the door for the following locations: November 17th Olathe Bible Church / Kansas City area November 23rd The Gathering (concert & dessert) / Chattanooga area November 25th Covenant Presbyterian Church / Birmingham, AL December 1st First Baptist McKinney / Dallas  area December 8th Heritage Church / Quad Cities December 9th Elmbrook Church / Milwaukee area December 13th Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Louisville, KY December 16th Bethany Baptist Church / Peoria area A love offering will be taken during the concert and 100% will go towards orphan care!   Visit our website for more information on times & tickets! *Tickets sold online have a processing fee included in the ticket price. 

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October 5, 2012

Family Friday: “…confident in His ultimate provision…”

Meet Wes & Kellee. Their adoption story began in Kellee’s prayer group. When a woman in her group came home from a mission trip to an orphanage in Beijing, China, she shared with their group about a special little boy with Spina Bifida who had captured her heart.  She asked for their group to pray that he could find a “forever family.”  Kellee and the rest of the women prayed diligently for this little boy for two years.  During this time Kellee began to feel that God was telling her that they were to become his forever family.  She brought home a picture of him and as a family they prayed for him every night.  Over time, Wes & Kellee knew God was leading them in this direction.  Three months ago, they were able to bring home 7-year-old, David, home into their forever family! Listen in as they share their … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012

Adding Fun into School Days – Lifesong Liberia

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Liberia. To do so, please comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!  Keith & Kay Knapp, Lifesong Liberia liaisons, share updates from Liberia: “Thanks to a grant from RetailROI, the kids at the Master’s Homes of Champions have something new to do.  You can hear laughter and squeals of joy as the jungle gyms, sliding boards, swings and teeter-totters are filled with children.  The residents of the homes, as well as school children from surrounding communities, are having a great time enjoying their new equipment.  School began again this month, and all 86 of our children received new uniforms.  Another exciting development is that we will begin some instruction in computers at the Rehab location.  Our schools are full, as … Continue reading

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October 1, 2012

Celebrate Advent, Love Orphans

Ad·vent  noun ˈad-ˌvent, chiefly British -vənt Definition: the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting; the coming of Christ at the Incarnation; a coming into being or use (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advent) I’m sure many of you have celebrated “the countdown” in various different ways from eating a candy a day to daily acts of kindness to reading a portions of scripture.  This year, I invite you to read the letter below from Jenna and Jessica Metcalfe, daughters of our Program Director, Rich Metclafe.  Jenna and Jessica used their creative hearts to come up with this special advent calendar. Listen in… Over three years ago, our family felt God calling us to adopt.  The process has been long and crazy, but God has opened our eyes to the huge orphan crisis around the world.  We learned of the need for Christians to step up and be God’s hands … Continue reading

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October 1, 2012

Buy a Brick…Build a Future – Village of Hope

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Little by little, brick by brick – together we can build the foundation these children need to come to know the one who loves them so much He CHOSE them.Little by little, brick by brick, together we can build HOPE for their future. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4 Right now this very minute there are children waiting. Children who are living with HIV in a culture that rejects them. Your gift of $25 will buy 1 brick, $50 will buy 2 bricks, $250 will buy 10 bricks, $500 will buy 20 bricks, or $1,00 will buy 40 bricks to give home and safety to special needs orphans in Guatemala, specifically those living with HIV/AIDS. Village of Hope still needs $184,500 for such things as homes for the first orphans and their house parents, … Continue reading

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September 28, 2012

Family Friday: “…more & more in love…”

Thankful to share yet another story of God’s faithfulness of setting the lonely into a family. We were blessed to partner with Greg & Angie as they organized a Both Hands Project to raise funds for the adoption of their new daughter Joy, from China. Please join us in prayer for this family who chose to grow their family through adoption! Thank God for his steadfast love in adopting each of us! There have been many challenges throughout our adoption process. We are finally moving past survival mode and are growing more and more in love with our daughter, Joy, every day. We cannot imagine going through the process without the help of Both Hands and Lifesong and the many, many prayers of our friends and family. We are so thankful for Joy and we can’t imagine life without her in our family. We are thankful for the help we … Continue reading

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September 25, 2012

Mahesh, A Changed Life – Lifesong India

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement, prayer, or a message to our staff at Lifesong India. To do so, please reply to this email or comment on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! Please enjoy this update from Lifesong India… Meet Mahesh. Mahesh came from a very poor Hindu family where food was scarce and they owned no land to profit from. When Mahesh was in the first grade, he was able to move into our Chitty Memorial Home where he studied business, math and chemistry up until the 12th grade while also learning about the only true God. Thankfully, through the movement of the spirit, he and his family gave their lives to Christ! Now at age 24, Mahesh works as a Conductor for a State Road Transportation Corporation. He shared, “I don’t want … Continue reading

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