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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 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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November 1, 2011

Glimpse of Redemption

I walked into work this morning to an email with an AMAZING story of redemption!   Mitzi McBride, missionary at Lifesong Zambia tells the story SO well – My Redeemer… My sweet Jesus. He is certainly about making whole, making beauty out of ashes, and filling any gaps, scars, and holes that a sinful world has left marked on His children.    Today, I saw it for my own eyes. It was such a beautiful outward display of what is in the hearts of two boys. Boys that have lived through the death of both their father and their mother. Boys that have wondered “what will happen to my life now?” Yet, they are boys who have experienced REDEMPTION, grace, and LOVE… They have experienced the hands and feet of Jesus in their lives through LifeSong. They see that there is more to life than the hopelessness they see around them. … Continue reading

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October 25, 2011

New School Year – Lifesong Ethiopia

Please enjoy this update from our Lifesong Ethiopia directors, Gary and Peggy Ifft:   On September 12 we turned over our new year here in Ethiopia and now we are in 2004.  We are looking forward to many good things in this new year!   School started here on Monday, September 19.  Opening up 3 campuses with over 600 students was quite a challenge.  This is especially true, considering that we had two brand new school buildings to open up. Opening up 2 new buildings and adding over 200 students also requires a lot of new teachers, teachers’ aides, feeding program cooks, cleaners, and so on.  We now have a school staff of 62 employees and 5 employees in Samuel’s Home.  This is a great responsibility which we take very seriously.  At times we lie awake at night thinking about all the families who are dependent upon us for their livelihood.  … Continue reading

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October 13, 2011

Build a School = Skiing in Aspen?

Over three years ago, my husband and I began our journey to adopt our son from Ethiopia. And since that time, God has been filling our hearts with an overwhelming love and passion for the people of Ethiopia. We returned a year after our first adoption to bring our daughter home. After arriving home with her, we knew we had to do more! We have been so blessed to team up with other adoptive families around the U.S. and with Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong is doing some amazing work through a small nursery school that they support in Adami Tulu, Ethioipa. You can read more about Adami Tulu here. Last year, we, with five other families, raised over $40,000 to build a new building, restroom facility, and gate at the Adami Tulu school. In August, we got to return to Ethiopia to see the new building. We had an amazing … Continue reading

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October 6, 2011

School Dedication – Lifesong Liberia

Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Liberia: (Written by Keith Knapp, Liberia Liaison to Greg Buzek, Retail ROI) “I just wanted to send a note to say how well the school is going at Marshall, Liberia.  Retail ROI‘s generous gift will change the lives of many children in Marshall. This is a community that did not have a school. Currently about 60 children are attending but many more would like to come. Kay and I were greatly blessed by the school dedication! Since this is the rainy season, we were concerned if anyone would come to the dedication but the Lord granted us the most beautiful day that I have ever experienced in Liberia. There was a cool breeze and bright sunshine, which made the day really pleasant with about 60 children and 40 adults in attendance. As I spoke to the community leaders, I encouraged them to take pride … Continue reading

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November 17, 2010

Soup’s on…

  I’m sure many you remember our friend, Addisyn Block, who has been continually advocating for orphans, specifically for our kiddos at Lifesong Ethiopia after her visit there this summer. (check out previous blog posts about Addisyn here and here) We recently received this letter from Addisyn along with her lunch money for the past several months.  That’s right–this school year, Addisyn has eaten the African soup she saw Gary and Peggy Ifft make in Ethiopia every day, and is donating the money normally spent on lunch to kids in Africa.  Yeah…we think it’s great too!      Thanks again Addisyn for your continued support and amazing example…we feel so blessed to partner with you in serving the fatherless.

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