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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 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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December 30, 2011

2011 Highlights & Year-End Giving

  Lifesong projects impact 3,000+ orphaned & vulnerable children each year.   The Lord has continued to lead Lifesong this year in ways that we could not have imagined!   Here is a glimpse: ·       Created 45 jobs for orphan’s caregivers through micro-lending & sustainable Strawberry Farm in Zambia ·       Installed 59 computer systems in Honduras, giving skills to break cycle of unemployment thank you RetailROI! ·       84 children now have their FIRST school in 14 years (due to civil war) in Marshall, Liberia ·       Completed 100th repair of a widow’s home & hit $1,000,000 mark in adoption funding through Both Hands partner ·       Helped 638 children become adopted into US Christian families, removing financial barriers through Adoption Grants & Loans (disbursed over $3,500,000 in adoption funding) ·       Our joy to partner with 167 churches through Adoption Funds & Orphan Care initiatives in 32 states ·       Launched Adoption without Borders (indigenous adoption) in Ukraine and have helped 120+ Ukrainian orphans become adopted by Ukrainian Christian parents ·       Helped Sergey, Andrei and several … Continue reading

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September 17, 2010
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Together for Adoption

It’s exciting to share with you another upcoming Adoption/Orphan Care conference with gospel-saturated general sessions, breakout sessions, and time to network with other churches, organizations, and adoptive families.     Register now & Learn more

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May 10, 2010

Dark to Dawn

  Imagine being a foster child… graduating from high school, being on your own, and having no family to support you?   Dark to Dawn, a ministry based in Thousand Oaks, CA, is organizing an event to support foster youth in Ventura County, where about 40-50 kids age out of the foster care system every year.  Their goal is to rally the Christian community together to embrace the local foster youth.  This event will tell the story of 4 young people who’ve transitioned from foster care into independent living.  They’ll share their experiences and struggles, allowing the local community to meet them, learn about them, and love them, as the Lord loves them. What an inspiration to reach out to the foster youth in our own communities?  What about you?  Have you been a part of a recent foster youth outreach?  We’d love to hear from you!  As Christ’s hands … Continue reading

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February 17, 2010
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How can my church become more ‘adoption-friendly’?

World Magazine article, Look After Orphans (Paul Golden, January 30, 2010), presents 20 proactive ways in which your church can answer the call to ‘look after orphans in their distress’ (James 1:27) Here are some highlights: #1–‘Pray that you and your church would become adoption-friendly’ #4–‘Make adoption resources available to the church’ #10–‘Create a standing chruch fund for adoption costs’ #16–‘Sponsor a child’ Want to know more? Read the article online or join us on our Facebook fan page as we feature these 20 ways in the next 20 days!    

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