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February 10, 2014

Leaving a Legacy {Planned Giving}

When it comes to charitable giving, most of us think in terms of giving cash to our favorite charities. This is ironic because according to the IRS, a person’s net worth is made up of about 10% cash and 90% non-cash assets. What if we could give more to charity without having to drastically change our personal lifestyle expenses? What if we could take advantage of planned gifts even before we pass away? You can! It’s called asset-based giving. You can do this through organizations such as the National Christian Foundation (NCF, nationalchristian.com). By donating non-cash assets such as stocks, real estate, or business interest before the sale, you can: Reduce taxes. Save more. Give more to Kingdom work. In a recent interview, Lifesong Board Member, Bob Hoerr commented, “I want to encourage anybody who is thinking about how best they will leave a legacy for the work of the … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013

Make Christmas about GIVING!

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Give: Commitment Christmas is such a special time of year, especially for kids. Each of us can think back to our own family traditions and the warm feelings they bring to our heart as we celebrate the birth of the our King Jesus. But in the midst of the warm feelings, we hear the loud cry of that is slowly creeping into Christmas: “Buy, buy, buy…more, more more”. What if, as a family, church, small group or workplace, we could respond in a way that shows our children and communities that Christmas is more about giving than getting? What if, this Christmas we gave belonging, commitment, love from a family and hope for a future to a child in need through monthly sponsorship to a child like Mayra?  Give the gift of sponsorship to Mayra today! Join Lifesong for Orphans in giving a Gift of Purpose. Until December 31st, your gift will be MATCHED … Continue reading

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March 6, 2013

Reenacting the Way (of Jesus)

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How can you follow Jesus when you don’t know what he was doing? Jesus’ most mysterious actions were making culturally relevant statements in his time. We can figure out what they meant and do the same today.  Reenacting the Way (of Jesus) answers each one of these questions and more. Author, speaker and professor Dr. Paul T Penley takes us beyond Jesus’ sayings and answers tough questions about his doings using brand new biblical and historical research. Readers will find that Jesus’ actions were making culturally relevant statements to his contemporaries. And we can do the same today. We are absolutely honored that Dr. Penley would chose to mention Lifesong for Orphans in his new book, Reenacting The Way (of Jesus). Listen in to his thoughts explaining his mention… Lifesong for Orphans is getting it right. The holistic care, revenue-generating projects, and support for orphans transitioning to adult life are just … Continue reading

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December 5, 2012

make ONE commitment // Gifts of Purpose

Make ONE commitment through Lifesong’s Gift of Purpose Catalog to be more than a friend to a child in need this Christmas. Be a Light to a Child in Ukraine After being abused and neglected by her parents, Nata (12 years old) found herself inside the walls of an orphanage in Ukraine. Thankfully, because of the Lifesong staff, she enjoys Constant Christian Presence (CCP) offered and spends her time singing in the choir and making crafts. Her soft heart is open to the Gospel and discipleship/mentorship through our CCP Program. Other ‘Make ONE commitment’ gifts: ‘Fill in the Blank’ for kids like JB – Liberia Sponsorship Want to see what one gift can mean? Watch the Gifts of Purpose video OR page through Lifesong’s Gifts of Purpose Online Catalog to see what impactyour gift to Lifesong for Orphans has on orphans around the world! All donations are tax deductible. Only … Continue reading

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November 30, 2012

Adoption: ONE less orphan // Gifts of Purpose

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“(Adoption) taught me that anyone in the world could be your family no matter where they come from!” -Cailer Kellenberger, Oldest Brother of Adopted Twins from Ethiopia Through Lifesong for Orphans’ 2012 Gifts of Purpose Catalog, you can give a gift towards ONE less orphan. Bridge the Financial Barrier for American Adoptive Families Dedicated to growing their family through adoption despite high costs, Neal & Kim Kellenberger brought Kebe and Shena home from Ethiopia. After Lifesong provided an interest-free loan, they faithfully repaid it so that the funds could be re-invested in another adoptive family. Other ‘ONE less Orphan’ Gifts of Purpose: Respond to Foster Care Children Support a Ukrainian Family’s Adoption

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November 7, 2012

Sarah’s Birthday of Purpose

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Meet Sarah. Sarah just celebrated her 6th birthday last month. You would expect to see dolls, games, and maybe even a bike on her birthday list, right? Wrong. For the second year in a row, Sarah has asked that instead of gifts for her birthday, money be given to Lifesong for Orphans as we care for children around the world. Recently we recieved this note, along with a check to Lifesong from Sarah’s mom, Enclosed is $500 to help fund the adoption of an Ukrainian orphan into a Christian Ukrainian family through your Adoption without Borders program. Our daughter, Sarah, chose to collect donations for Lifesong in lieu of presents to celebrate her 6th birthday. God bless you and your efforts at Lifesong! Isn’t so refreshing to know that because of the selfless choice of ONE child, an orphan in Ukraine can become adopted into a forever family! Sarah, thank you … 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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