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February 15, 2016

Come See What God Is Doing! | Cambodia Update

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Enjoy this update from our Cambodia team– We praise God for the provision of a new truck for the project in Bangpli, Thailand! The truck was sold for only 55,000 baht (around $1500) by a Christian Thai man who felt led to help the church. We rejoice over the baptism of 7 children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! Having been discipled in the church for many months now, Pastor Somnang waited to baptize the children until they were all sure of their decision to follow Christ and were able to show evidence of growth in the knowledge of the Lord. The vision of these children becoming leaders of their generation is coming to fruition as they are not only each growing individually and inside their familiar community in the church but are also each actively engaged in the ministry with Pastor Somnang in reaching out to the many children living in the … Continue reading

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July 7, 2015

3 Ways You Can Support Family Preservation

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Easy answers rarely exist when caring for vulnerable children around the world. Thankfully, hard questions can be used by God to cause us to think more deeply and critically about difficult topics. One frequently asked question: Is it possible to support international adoption and family preservation simultaneously?  We believe the answer is yes! The needs and situations of children are as unique as the children themselves. Adoption is a phenomenal gift for children who need the loving support of a family and have no available option. God has used adoption through the centuries to set the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6). Family preservation (also known as orphan prevention) is also a precious gift for families who want to stay together and simply do not have the necessary resources to make it happen. Here are 3 ways to demonstrate commitment to family preservation: 1. Support sustainable business overseas. By supporting farms in Ukraine and … Continue reading

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June 3, 2015

5 Ways Kids Can Care for Orphans

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  You and your favorite miniatures have 14 glorious weeks of summer vacation ahead of you. What will you do with it? Why not teach your children to do something with their summer that will make an eternal impact? Specifically, why not encourage your kids to care for orphans? Here are 5 ways they can help: 1. Kids can pray for the fatherless. The most fundamental thing we can teach our children to do for orphans is to pray for them. We have no greater privilege than to talk to God. By teaching our kids to pray for orphans, we establish a habit when they are young and we teach them to pray for the needs of others and not just their own. Click here to join the prayer team and receive monthly requests and praises. 2. Kids can do fun activities that benefit orphan care. Through our 30 Days of Caring … Continue reading

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October 15, 2014

Helping Kids Find Sponsors

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Are you looking for a way to practically and tangibly advocate for orphans? Maybe you are an adoptive family who has brought a child into your forever home. Or maybe you have been a child sponsor for YEARS, writing a mailbox full of letters to your special friend across the globe. But maybe you are just someone who has a heart to be a voice for those who do not have a voice for themselves. Will you consider becoming a Child Sponsorship Advocate? There are children around the world who will never be adopted because of various adoption laws or because there is no family to adopt them. But, just because a child isn’t not adoptable, doesn’t mean we can’t help and love and show Jesus to a child in need.  Be an advocate for the friend left behind when you brought your child home…for the kid who see the … Continue reading

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May 28, 2014

3 Ways to Care for Unadoptable Orphans

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Adoption. It’s such a beautiful gift God first gave us through Christ, welcoming us to be His forever family. In mimicking that love, we too, can also give adoption to children in need of family. Thankfully, we have seen this happening in the Church today as God ignites hearts to mimic His love. As we hear the staggering statistics of vulnerable children throughout the world and dig in deeper to care for the orphan, we will find that many orphans, because of various reasons, are unadoptable. But, adoptable or not, the call remains the same: to love, care and defend the fatherless. So what are ways that we can love children without family around the world? Last week, we asked our followers on #ParentsSpeak how their families love unadoptable orphans and this is what they said… 3 Ways to Care for Unadoptable Orphans: Go – How can we love them if … Continue reading

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May 19, 2014

Impact of Sponsorship… {Mission Moment}

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 “If our effort to love only affects ONE person…it is worth it!” -Ivan Zhykhariev, Ukraine Graduate Child Sponsorship. It’s easy to underestimate the impact sponsorship has on a child. Not only are basic needs (such as food, clothing, shelter) met, but also a sense of belonging is given that money can’t buy. Sponsorship speaks “YOU MATTER TO ME.” to a child who is longing for love from a family, security and hope for a future. Giving FAMILY to Evelyn {HONDURAS} Testimonies like Evelyn’s reminds us of the work God is doing to change lives in Honduras. Children who lose their earthly father, learn about their heavenly Father. Children who lose their family can say they have a new family. Children with little hope are taught that they can change their nation! Currently, Evelyn has not been chosen by a sponsor to help support her Christian education and hopeful future. By sponsoring a child … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014

Orphan Graduate to Orphan Advocate

As you saw in Dima’s video above, orphans in Ukraine often grow up without strong, positive role models speaking into their lives. Our staff in Ukraine is working to change that in several orphanages through their Constant Christian Presence (CCP) program. The staff and volunteers serve over 1000 children, through mentorship, camps, transition homes and business opportunities through Lifesong Farms-Ukraine.  Dima and many other graduates who grew up with CCP are now giving back and speaking into the lives of children that are in the orphanages today. As Dima has gone from Orphanage Graduate to Orphan Advocate, he has recognized the opportunity that Christ has given him to speak into the lives of these kids and share the Gospel with them! Will you join us in helping impact a life like Dima’s? Meet Koyla*, an 11-year-old boy who is being ministered to by our staff while he lives within the … Continue reading

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