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November 28, 2012

Beauty from Ashes // Lifesong Liberia

We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Liberia. To do so, please comment on this post or 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: Meet Hans Togbah, 11 years old and in the first grade. Hans was one of the first children to live at the Home of Champions-Rehab. His mother died of HIV, and his father is unknown, leaving no one to care for him. After several years, he went to live with a neighbor, a friend of his mother’s. Hans lived with her for nine months, but has now been returned to the orphanage. He was sick and neglected, and hadn’t been to school in some time. Hans is now getting stronger, attending school and dreams … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012

Adding Fun into School Days – Lifesong Liberia

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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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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October 6, 2011

School Dedication – Lifesong Liberia

Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Liberia: (Written by Keith Knapp, Liberia Liaison to Greg Buzek, Retail ROI) “I just wanted to send a note to say how well the school is going at Marshall, Liberia.  Retail ROI‘s generous gift will change the lives of many children in Marshall. This is a community that did not have a school. Currently about 60 children are attending but many more would like to come. Kay and I were greatly blessed by the school dedication! Since this is the rainy season, we were concerned if anyone would come to the dedication but the Lord granted us the most beautiful day that I have ever experienced in Liberia. There was a cool breeze and bright sunshine, which made the day really pleasant with about 60 children and 40 adults in attendance. As I spoke to the community leaders, I encouraged them to take pride … Continue reading

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