Supporting vulnerable children through quality Christian education, two nutritious meals a day, and sustainable business opportunities.

At a Glance

Working closely with Ethiopian leaders and veteran missionary staff from Misgana Ministries, Lifesong for Orphans is partnering to serve the Ziway and Adami Tulu communities in Ethiopia.
1081 Children Served
105 In-Country Staff
2009 Year established

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Our Mission

In partnership with Misgana Ministries, our schools (in Ziway & Adami Tulu) are known as the best in the city. They strive for academic achievement and increased use and understanding of English, while providing two nutritious meals a day. Along with providing their educational needs, we also seek to incorporate spiritual emphasis with daily prayer, Bible reading, Bible memorization, and celebrating Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Our three school campuses provide education for Nursery students through Grade 8. Without a quality education, children will not have the foundational knowledge to advance to their full potential in life. Our hope is to not only provide education, but also share the love of Christ with students as we guide them into a hopeful future.

“Without a quality education, children will not have the foundational knowledge to advance to their full potential in life.”

IMPACT of Lifesong Ethiopia & Misgana Ministries:

  • Providing a healthy feeding program for students to prevent malnutrition
  • Planting seeds of the Gospel in our students hearts
  • Supporting evangelism in local churches
  • Aiding individuals with special needs
  • Working towards sustainable business ventures
  • Planning for future vocational training 

Current Projects

Ethiopia High School

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Church Under the Acacia Tree | Ethiopia Update

Enjoy this update from Ethiopia directors, Gary and Peggy Ifft, with Misgana Ministries— Greetings from very hot Ziway. This time of the year is usually warmer, but nothing like what it is this year. The officials are blaming it on El Niño. The high temperatures each day range from 90 to 104 degrees F (32 to 40 [...] Continue Reading »

Ethiopia Obama

The Day Obama Showed Up for School

Praising God for this update from our friends in Ethiopia … Registration day, which was held August 17 at the Nursery school, has evolved from utter to controlled chaos. The lines of families hoping to enroll their young child into one of the 70 spots available begin in the pre-dawn hours.  Over the years, [...] Continue Reading »

100% pass rate of 8th grade students in Ethiopia

This Blew Us Away… {Ethiopia Update}

Praising God for His provision for our students in Ethiopia, Gary Ifft, director of Lifesong’s schools in Ethiopia shared this update with us … We have just received some really good news! All of our eighth grade students passed their national exams. Last year we had one classroom of 39 students who all [...] Continue Reading »