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October 10, 2013

Impact of Quality Teachers // Lifesong Zambia

  Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Zambia… This past week, we joined the rest of the world in celebrating Teacher’s Day. This year’s theme was, THE CALL TO TEACHERS. It is focused around raising awareness for the need to have both quality teachers now and in the future. In Zambia, there can not be a better theme. Only 1% of the students who start Grade 1, will graduate Grade 12 AND secure a full-time job. Yes, only 1%. WOW! So, if you want your students to be in the 1%, you must be looking for those teachers who truly see their occupation as a Calling. At Lifesong, our Grade 7 students just got the results of their MOCK Grade 7 exams (remember, there are THREE big test here; Grade 7, 9, and 12 – if you don’t pass, you don’t move on). 100% of our students passed the MOCK … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013

New School Year & Great Expectations // Lifesong Liberia

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  Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Liberia… “In Liberia, thousands of children returned to school on September 2nd for the 2013/2014 school year. Lifesong Christian Academy, Marshall and Joseph H. Holland Christian Academy, Rehab were no exception, as our kids returned to a newly renovated school building and indeed some new friends and some new teachers to  This year our schools are looking forward to some new things: Participating in the national spelling bee competition Gala day parade Field trips to some of our historical spots and landmarks. Celebrating Orphan Sunday in November with a children’s gospel musical concert involving other orphanages and school choirs. Rehab Center for Deaf Serves as Beacon of Hope  This year the students who are deaf at our Rehab home are happy for a brand new classroom which was provided for them by Retail ROI. Four other students who are deaf from nearby communities … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013

“It takes so little to help” // Lifesong Ethiopia

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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Ethiopia. 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! Please enjoy this update from the hearts of Casey & Mary Beth Picker, Lifesong Ethiopia Advocates, who are visiting in-country this summer… We went to the Adami Tulu school to help organize the grain distribution for the poorer school families.  Before we came, Peggy, Seble, and Temesgen had determined which families were most in need of help during the upcoming school break.  Since the students receive two meals during the school day, many of them can really suffer when there is no school and no school meals.  Enough wheat, corn, and aterkek (a kind of lentil) were purchased for 132 families in Adami Tulu.  We spent most of the day … Continue reading

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July 1, 2013

“You are not my friend…you are my father!” // 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 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! Please enjoy this update from  Lifesong Zambia… Thanks to many of you and your generous support for the construction of our new high school. We are excited to see the progress and ask foro your prayers as it continues.  The leaders on this project, missionaries Robert and Caleb, have set up savings accounts for each of the Zambian construction workers and have started an incentive program. To date, EVERY SINGLE MAN has money in his savings account! They all show up on time to work every day in hopes of receiving the bonus incentive at the end of the month. We are so excited! Scripture has been incorporated to … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013

Change a Life…Sponsor a Child

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  Announcing New Honduras Child Sponsorship Program! We wanted you to know about another special opportunity to commit to a child, like Blanca, through sponsorship.  Your support and sponsorship of a child at Tree of Life Ministry’s school, Plan Escalon, will help us continue to provide Christian education, food, job skills training, micro-business opportunities and ministry outreach. (100% of the donation received through Lifesong goes to the sponsorship of your child.)   Partnering with Tree of Life Ministry, Lifesong for Orphans is working in Honduras to provide HOPE to the Hopeless, HELP to the Helpless, & HEALING to the Hurting at Plan Escalon School. Not sure if sponsorship is right for you? Check out this article from Christianity Today titled, “Want to Change the World? Sponsor a Child”, where top economist discusses the “results and impact” of child sponsorship.  Sponsor a Child

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April 24, 2013

One Less Orphan… // Lifesong Ethiopia

We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Ethiopia. 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! Update from Lifesong Ethiopia… Meet Beza, 7th grade student at Lifesong Ethiopia who needs a sponsor. Tragically, when Beza was only a 5th grader, she was raped and became pregnant.  Because of Lifesong she was able to receive medical care and safely deliver her son. She currently lives with her mother and brother.  On less than $1 a day making injera, the Ethiopian bread staple, she [Alemeneshe, Beza’s mom] works to provide fresh milk for the baby. They keep the milk in a thermos because they are too poor to own a refrigerator.   Thankfully, Beza is now attending the Lifesong Ethiopia School and realizes that her future has … Continue reading

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April 8, 2013

Students Give Tour of Christ’s Life // Lifesong Zambia

 We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Zambia. 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! Please enjoy this update from Shane McBride, Lifesong Zambia Director… We had a wonderful Easter drama organized by Leslie and carried out by each class. As the parents walked through 8 staged dramas, they got to watch their children depict the Easter story.  With pride and enthusiasm the students performed flawlessly.  The parents, brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles all saw the pain of Christ’s death and the power of His resurrection. Stage by stage, they experienced the Easter weekend, starting with the baby class singing an Easter song, to the Grade 8 class singing about the resurrection.  Our 292 students really did a great job.  The drama ended with … Continue reading

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