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February 16, 2018

A Life Transformed by Love

Your support is changing the lives of orphans around the world. Whether through adoption funding or orphan care, lives–like Vasiliy’s–are being transformed by the Gospel. Here is his story.

MEET VASILIY

Vasiliy was just 6 years old when he lost his parents. As a result, he was brought to the local orphanage in Ukraine where he was taught from the beginning that he was an outcast. He was told, “You are going to be an alcoholic and drug addict just like your parents.” In his words–

These words deeply penetrated my mind, and I started to believe this would be my destiny.

But God had bigger plans for Vasiliy. A team of local Christians from Lifesong Ukraine began visiting the orphanage where Vasiliy lived. They began sharing the love of Christ with the children who most needed to hear that they were loved and cherished by the God Who made them. This team was relentless in its efforts to love and care for the orphans, including Vasiliy.

When Vasiliy graduated from the orphanage, he was invited to live in a Lifesong transition home, and he accepted. This home–and all Lifesong transition homes–are made possible by faithful sponsors and supporters like you who believe children like Vasiliy have a purpose. His mentor parents were believers and regularly modeled for him what it looked like to live the Christian life. It was during this time that he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, chose to be baptized, and joined the local church.

I thank God for changing my life forever. And now? I am able to serve others just like me.

SPONSOR A CHILD LIKE VASILIY

When it comes to family preservation and orphan care, perhaps nothing is more impactful than child sponsorship. When you choose to sponsor a child, you’re giving a child like Vasiliy the gift of hope and a future.

In sponsoring a child, you tell that child that he or she is not an outcast, and in fact, you communicate that God has a plan and purpose far greater than anything biology or history could create.

Specifically, when you sponsor a child through Lifesong, you ensure that child will:

  • Not want for food, clothing, medical care, or shelter
  • Receive a quality education to provide a foundation for their future
  • Experience continued love and support as they transition into adult living
  • Be taught the Gospel and how to live as followers of Jesus Christ

Children like Vasiliy have had a terrible past, but because of the Gospel they can also have a bright future.

During this month of love, we urge you to take Valentine’s Day a step further and show love to orphaned and vulnerable children who desperately need the love of Christ. As always, all of Lifesong administrative costs are already covered, meaning 100% of received donations will directly help children in need.

Would you commit to 1 year of sponsoring a child? We are praying that 14 waiting children find sponsors this month, including these 6–

 

Every child deserves to know God loves them.

SPONSOR A CHILD

 

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