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October 5, 2012

Family Friday: “…confident in His ultimate provision…”

Meet Wes & Kellee. Their adoption story began in Kellee’s prayer group. When a woman in her group came home from a mission trip to an orphanage in Beijing, China, she shared with their group about a special little boy with Spina Bifida who had captured her heart.  She asked for their group to pray that he could find a “forever family.”  Kellee and the rest of the women prayed diligently for this little boy for two years.  During this time Kellee began to feel that God was telling her that they were to become his forever family.  She brought home a picture of him and as a family they prayed for him every night.  Over time, Wes & Kellee knew God was leading them in this direction.  Three months ago, they were able to bring home 7-year-old, David, home into their forever family! Listen in as they share their … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012

Adding Fun into School Days – Lifesong Liberia

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Liberia. To do so, please comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!  Keith & Kay Knapp, Lifesong Liberia liaisons, share updates from Liberia: “Thanks to a grant from RetailROI, the kids at the Master’s Homes of Champions have something new to do.  You can hear laughter and squeals of joy as the jungle gyms, sliding boards, swings and teeter-totters are filled with children.  The residents of the homes, as well as school children from surrounding communities, are having a great time enjoying their new equipment.  School began again this month, and all 86 of our children received new uniforms.  Another exciting development is that we will begin some instruction in computers at the Rehab location.  Our schools are full, as … Continue reading

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October 1, 2012

Celebrate Advent, Love Orphans

Ad·vent  noun ˈad-ˌvent, chiefly British -vənt Definition: the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting; the coming of Christ at the Incarnation; a coming into being or use (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advent) I’m sure many of you have celebrated “the countdown” in various different ways from eating a candy a day to daily acts of kindness to reading a portions of scripture.  This year, I invite you to read the letter below from Jenna and Jessica Metcalfe, daughters of our Program Director, Rich Metclafe.  Jenna and Jessica used their creative hearts to come up with this special advent calendar. Listen in… Over three years ago, our family felt God calling us to adopt.  The process has been long and crazy, but God has opened our eyes to the huge orphan crisis around the world.  We learned of the need for Christians to step up and be God’s hands … Continue reading

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October 1, 2012

Buy a Brick…Build a Future – Village of Hope

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Little by little, brick by brick – together we can build the foundation these children need to come to know the one who loves them so much He CHOSE them.Little by little, brick by brick, together we can build HOPE for their future. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4 Right now this very minute there are children waiting. Children who are living with HIV in a culture that rejects them. Your gift of $25 will buy 1 brick, $50 will buy 2 bricks, $250 will buy 10 bricks, $500 will buy 20 bricks, or $1,00 will buy 40 bricks to give home and safety to special needs orphans in Guatemala, specifically those living with HIV/AIDS. Village of Hope still needs $184,500 for such things as homes for the first orphans and their house parents, … Continue reading

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September 25, 2012

Mahesh, A Changed Life – Lifesong India

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement, prayer, or a message to our staff at Lifesong India. To do so, please reply to this email 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 from Lifesong India… Meet Mahesh. Mahesh came from a very poor Hindu family where food was scarce and they owned no land to profit from. When Mahesh was in the first grade, he was able to move into our Chitty Memorial Home where he studied business, math and chemistry up until the 12th grade while also learning about the only true God. Thankfully, through the movement of the spirit, he and his family gave their lives to Christ! Now at age 24, Mahesh works as a Conductor for a State Road Transportation Corporation. He shared, “I don’t want … Continue reading

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September 21, 2012

Family Friday: “..sew him into our family, Lord…”

Meet Justin and Jaymi… Because of their involvement in their local church’s adoption ministry, God began to work on their hearts and lead them towards adoption. Through this ministry, Jaymi saw a picture of a little boy from Taiwan that captured her attention.  She says, “I had looked at a number of photos of waiting children before, but this time was different.  He stole my heart and I took this experience as a green light for our family to being the process of adopting.” We at Lifesong felt blessed to partner with this special family as they brought home little Zac from Taiwan this spring. Please join us in listening in to their testimony of God’s faithfulness… We prayed specifically for God to “sew” our son into our family, even before we met. People who didn’t even know us prayed those exact words over our adoption! That could only be from … Continue reading

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September 18, 2012

Breaking the Cycle…

“I was looking for someone to understand me, to love sincerely…I received all this!”    -Natasha, 22   Breaking the Cycle from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.   As you heard Natasha share in the video, the orphanage took care of her basic needs — food, shelter, clothing.     But she longed for more.    Belonging. Commitment. Love from a family. Hope for a future.   Because we believe kids like Natasha need much more than their ‘basic needs’, the staff of Lifesong Ukraine are building relationships inside the orphanage walls to create what we call Constant Christian Presence (CCP).    The CCP provides mentorship and discipleship, improved living conditions, one-on-one counseling, group Bible study, job skills training, music lessons, and computer skills training.   Instead of the common trend of orphans creating orphans, Natasha, because of her support through CCP, now desires to help other children who are in orphanages to … Continue reading

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