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October 16, 2012

Orphan Sunday: One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.

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On November 4th, as well as the surrounding Sundays, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s steadfast love for the orphan will also stir in our hearts.  From many sources, one voice. Orphan Sunday is an opportunity to excite family, community, church and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan. As Orphan Sunday approaches, we pray you will dedicate time on one Sunday in honor of the fatherless. Here are a few helpful and practical recourses for how to spend an Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans’ Orphan Sunday.org website: Partnership Packages – Ideas and action points from over 20 different orphan, adoption & foster care organizations so you can find an activity that fits your church. (Be sure to check out Lifesong’s Partnership Packages as well!) The Orphan’s Table – Experiences impact us more deeply than words. On Orphan Sunday, share a meal eaten by orphans around … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012

Family Friday: “…Nothing is by chance…”

Phillip and Elaine were first called to adoption in 2000 as they sought to grow their family. They now have five daughers (three through adoption). After attending an “If You Were Mine” conference with the intent of starting a church adoption ministry, they were convicted that the Lord was calling them to adopt again. Please listen is as they share God’s almighty hand as He worked through their 4th adoption of Lily Rose from China with the help of Jeeah’s Hope, one of Lifesong Church Adoption Fund Partners. Our Lifesong grant was probably the biggest God-thing that occurred during the adoption process for Lily Rose. We met a couple, Skip & Ashley, via an online adoption community several years before beginning our adoption for Lily Rose. Ashley followed our blog during our adoption of our 5th daughter. Unbeknownst to me, she and a friend had began an adoption ministry called … Continue reading

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October 8, 2012

One Silent Night — FFH Concert

  Lifesong for Orphans is excited to announce an upcoming Christmas concert featuring FFH with special guests from Lifesong Zambia. This concert will provide a excellent opportunity for churches to bring awareness to their orphan ministry while enjoying a unique performance celebrating the birth of our King!  Buy tickets today online* or at the door for the following locations: November 17th Olathe Bible Church / Kansas City area November 23rd The Gathering (concert & dessert) / Chattanooga area November 25th Covenant Presbyterian Church / Birmingham, AL December 1st First Baptist McKinney / Dallas  area December 8th Heritage Church / Quad Cities December 9th Elmbrook Church / Milwaukee area December 13th Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Louisville, KY December 16th Bethany Baptist Church / Peoria area A love offering will be taken during the concert and 100% will go towards orphan care!   Visit our website for more information on times & tickets! *Tickets sold online have a processing fee included in the ticket price. 

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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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