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May 2, 2016

Church Under the Acacia Tree | Ethiopia Update

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Enjoy this update from Ethiopia directors, Gary and Peggy Ifft, with Misgana Ministries— Greetings from very hot Ziway. This time of the year is usually warmer, but nothing like what it is this year. The officials are blaming it on El Niño. The high temperatures each day range from 90 to 104 degrees F (32 to 40 Celsius). This area seems to be turning back into the desert they say it once was.   A few weeks ago one of our teachers sent me a text message asking if we could help the small church he had founded outside the town of Adami Tulu where we have one of our large school campuses. Since we receive requests for help in some way or other every day, I was inclined to simply delete the message and move on. However, something stopped me from doing so. I asked the school director to have him … Continue reading

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March 7, 2016

She Can Sing! | Tanzania Update

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Enjoy this update from our Tanzania team– Doricas is 14 years old and was recently rescued after spending a number of years living with other children on the streets of Mwanza. Doricas has little memory of her mother who, from what she was told, left Doricas and her father sometime after Doricas was born and simply never returned. In 2008, Doricas’s father became ill and went to a local hospital to seek treatment. He subsequently died at the hospital and Doricas was left without any parents and no extended family who wanted or could afford to take in this 6-year-old girl.  From that point, every day was spent wandering around scavenging for food and clothes and possibly a family who’d be willing to take her in. She lived in a small slum area for several years, hopping between families who would take her in for a short time, but ultimately … Continue reading

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October 25, 2012

School in Full Swing – Lifesong Ethiopia

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Ethiopia. To do so, please leave a comment 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 on Lifesong Ethiopia from Gary Ifft, “After some hectic and stressful days, school has started up once again.  The last minute crush of registering students, hiring teachers and other staff, purchasing large quantities of food, purchasing and placement of desks and other furniture, in addition to trying to get the two new school buildings completed and ready for our occupancy is not something we looked forward to.  But we survived all that and school is in operation. With all three campuses combined we have 760 students.  And it seems we also have about 2,000 upset families because there was no room for … Continue reading

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October 17, 2012

Celebrating Through Service — Lifesong Zambia

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Zambia. To do so, please reply to this email or leave a comment on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!  We are blessed to share this update from Lifesong Zambia from missionary Shane McBride, “Often times Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, picnics, and apple pies. Well, here in Zambia on October 24th, we are using the holiday as a time of reflection. We are blessed beyond measure and our students know this.   So, how will we celebrate? Through service. Our students will be going into their community and serving the elderly and widows. It will be a week long activity of shoveling, mending roofs, cutting grass (not with a mower, but by hand with a slasher), fetching water from the wells, … 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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