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December 30, 2011

2011 Highlights & Year-End Giving

  Lifesong projects impact 3,000+ orphaned & vulnerable children each year.   The Lord has continued to lead Lifesong this year in ways that we could not have imagined!   Here is a glimpse: ·       Created 45 jobs for orphan’s caregivers through micro-lending & sustainable Strawberry Farm in Zambia ·       Installed 59 computer systems in Honduras, giving skills to break cycle of unemployment thank you RetailROI! ·       84 children now have their FIRST school in 14 years (due to civil war) in Marshall, Liberia ·       Completed 100th repair of a widow’s home & hit $1,000,000 mark in adoption funding through Both Hands partner ·       Helped 638 children become adopted into US Christian families, removing financial barriers through Adoption Grants & Loans (disbursed over $3,500,000 in adoption funding) ·       Our joy to partner with 167 churches through Adoption Funds & Orphan Care initiatives in 32 states ·       Launched Adoption without Borders (indigenous adoption) in Ukraine and have helped 120+ Ukrainian orphans become adopted by Ukrainian Christian parents ·       Helped Sergey, Andrei and several … Continue reading

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December 29, 2011

COMPLETELY in AWE!

Do you remember that Hope Ethiopia:100 challenge we gave you? The one where YOU all completely exceeded our goals?  And that one phone call where an AMAZING donor committed to match ALL donations (up to $130,000) to Lifesong Ethiopia through the end of 2011? Well, we found out about that donor on November 17th! That’s 45 days to raise $130,000… which made this goal seem next to impossible… in OUR eyes! However, as you all know… GOD had different plans for THESE kids –  and these kids –  Plans that we could never had imagined… plans to give them hope and a future!  Thanks to an AMAZING TEAM of individuals and their fundraising efforts, coupled with the provision of our Lord, THE MATCH HAS BEEN MET! Did you hear me? All ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS has been donated for the children at the Adami Tulu and Ziway, Ethiopia schools!  We stand … Continue reading

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December 5, 2011

Hope Ethiopia: 100

Hope Ethiopia from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.  Children at the Lifesong Ethiopia school are fed 2 nutritious meals per day, provided with a quality education, and taught the message of Jesus Christ. This gives kids like Beza the hope they need in order to break free from gripping poverty. We currently have a need to build a 12-room expansion to our existing school, in order to reach more children like Beza. We have been blessed, by the generosity of a donor, to be able to MATCH all donations to the Ziway and Adami Tulu Schools between now and December 31st… up to $130,000!!! This week, the 5th through the 9th, we invite you to join Hope Ethiopia:100. We are looking for 100 people to give a one-time $100 donation! We have currently raised $59,472.21 of the $130,000 needed, which is about 46%.  Joining this team will not only give hope to kids like Beza, but your dollars will be matched AND you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FABULOUS gift … Continue reading

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November 18, 2011

The PERFECT Gift for Teachers!! DOUBLED!!

I am SO excited to tell you about this SPECIAL opportunity to give to a teacher in your life. Aren’t they hard to buy for? BE SURE TO KEEP READING… YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLED!!!! Are you searching for the perfect gift for the teachers in your life?  How about skipping the routine coffee mug or picture frame and make a donation to the Lifesong Schools in Ethiopia instead?  Teachers are guaranteed to love that you made such a thoughtful donation in their honor. If you donate at least $10 in honor of your teacher, the Adami Tulu Team send you the card pictured to the left and below for you to give to your teacher. Isn’t is gorgeous? I would LOVE to receive this as a gift during this season of GIVING!   “Several former teachers have told me that they would have loved to receive a gift like … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011
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Make a difference in ONE life!

2011 Gifts of Purpose from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.   It’s that time of year again. Holiday music rings through your speaker systems. Decorations light up your street corners. Families gather together.It’s the season of love, joy and family.   As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this season of giving, we often forget to give to those who NEED it most!  This year give differently. Give FAMILYto the 147 million orphans worldwide who dream of belonging. Give HOPE to children living on the streets whose only Christmas wish is survival. What if, this year, your family gave a gift to those who need it most? A gift that won’t fit under the tree?  Would you consider making a difference in ONE LIFE…  Help a child break free from gripping poverty.  Give the love of Jesus through Christian mentors.  Give a future to an orphan’s caregiver. This year join Lifesong for Orphans in giving … Continue reading

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November 11, 2011

Both Hands in the News!

 Both Hands Reaches Great Milestones!   149 orphans served! 137 widows served!  Over 3000 volunteers!  106 families served!  ….in only 3 years!! Message from the Founder: What would it feel like if your favorite professional football team, basketball team, and baseball team, as well as your college team….all won their respective championships…on the same day!!  Take a minute, close your eyes, and imagine that. That’s how I feel with Both Hands hitting all these milestones in one month. If you’re reading this, you were one of the many who helped make it happen and I’m so grateful for your obedience.  Too many to name…over 3,000!…just stand with me in awe of the King! -JT Olson   Both Hands 100th Projectin Smyrna, TN!  Jason and Kelly Stewart’s project was featured in two local newspapers. Their story and video is powerful! Grab a box of tissues and click here to see their video.   Featured Project: The Zuzunaga Family    … Continue reading

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November 10, 2011

Sewing for a Cause

Do you remember this post? Well, the Adami Tulu team continues to amaze us with their creative fundraising ideas! This incredible team is COMMITTED to raising funds to expand the the Adami Tulu preschool and serving more orphaned and vulnerable children in need! From Super Bowl parties… to Aspen overnight giveaways… their ideas are endless! Now, Cassie Williams, founder of Twinkle Stitch is donating 100% of her Etsy shop proceeds to fund the school! Just in time for Christmas shopping! Check out her site here! To read more about the Adami Tulu project, check out the team facebook page here.

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