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October 23, 2012

This I believe: Blessed to Bless

Jessica Metcalfe, a high school student in Illinois was instructed to write a paper for her English class entitled, “This I Believe”.  We were so impressed at the truth that she spoke on why many of us have been blessed by our Father God, that we HAD to share it. Please read and enjoy, praying that this truth would sink into each of our hearts stirring us into action… Blessed to Bless: This I Believe This morning, I woke up in a comfy bed, took a hot shower, ate a good breakfast, chose what to wear from a closet full of clothes, said hi to my family, walked to school, and talked to my friends.  In Russia another teenage girl woke up this morning, but she has nothing… only herself and the rags on her back. Prostitution is her only option.  In Kenya, there is a beautiful baby boy lying abandoned … Continue reading

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October 20, 2012

Family Friday: “We know God called us to adopt…”

Steven and Tiffany could list 78 reasons why they decided to grow their family through adoption.  For several years, they traveled as road directors for an international children’s choir.  They felt God working on their hearts as they were “Mom” and “Dad” to the children in the choir, many of which were orphans from India, Uganda, Brazil, Philippines, Nepal, and Myanmar. The Lord used these children to cultivate in them a heart for the orphan.  As most adoption stories go, Steven and Tiffany’s journey had some unexpected turns and surprises. But through it all, they felt God’s presence and peace as they persued the adoption of their daughter Ayla from China. Thanks to The Church of Brook Hills Adoption Fund, Steven and Tiffany were given a matching grant through Lifesong to help with some of the fiancial costs. Listen in to hear more… Lifesong provided a way for people to give tax-deductible gifts … Continue reading

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October 17, 2012

Celebrating Through Service — Lifesong Zambia

We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Zambia. To do so, please reply to this email or leave a comment on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!  We are blessed to share this update from Lifesong Zambia from missionary Shane McBride, “Often times Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, picnics, and apple pies. Well, here in Zambia on October 24th, we are using the holiday as a time of reflection. We are blessed beyond measure and our students know this.   So, how will we celebrate? Through service. Our students will be going into their community and serving the elderly and widows. It will be a week long activity of shoveling, mending roofs, cutting grass (not with a mower, but by hand with a slasher), fetching water from the wells, … Continue reading

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October 16, 2012

Orphan Sunday: One Day. One Voice. One Purpose.

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 12, 2012

Family Friday: “…Nothing is by chance…”

Phillip and Elaine were first called to adoption in 2000 as they sought to grow their family. They now have five daughers (three through adoption). After attending an “If You Were Mine” conference with the intent of starting a church adoption ministry, they were convicted that the Lord was calling them to adopt again. Please listen is as they share God’s almighty hand as He worked through their 4th adoption of Lily Rose from China with the help of Jeeah’s Hope, one of Lifesong Church Adoption Fund Partners. Our Lifesong grant was probably the biggest God-thing that occurred during the adoption process for Lily Rose. We met a couple, Skip & Ashley, via an online adoption community several years before beginning our adoption for Lily Rose. Ashley followed our blog during our adoption of our 5th daughter. Unbeknownst to me, she and a friend had began an adoption ministry called … Continue reading

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October 8, 2012

One Silent Night — FFH Concert

  Lifesong for Orphans is excited to announce an upcoming Christmas concert featuring FFH with special guests from Lifesong Zambia. This concert will provide a excellent opportunity for churches to bring awareness to their orphan ministry while enjoying a unique performance celebrating the birth of our King!  Buy tickets today online* or at the door for the following locations: November 17th Olathe Bible Church / Kansas City area November 23rd The Gathering (concert & dessert) / Chattanooga area November 25th Covenant Presbyterian Church / Birmingham, AL December 1st First Baptist McKinney / Dallas  area December 8th Heritage Church / Quad Cities December 9th Elmbrook Church / Milwaukee area December 13th Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Louisville, KY December 16th Bethany Baptist Church / Peoria area A love offering will be taken during the concert and 100% will go towards orphan care!   Visit our website for more information on times & tickets! *Tickets sold online have a processing fee included in the ticket price. 

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October 5, 2012

Family Friday: “…confident in His ultimate provision…”

Meet Wes & Kellee. Their adoption story began in Kellee’s prayer group. When a woman in her group came home from a mission trip to an orphanage in Beijing, China, she shared with their group about a special little boy with Spina Bifida who had captured her heart.  She asked for their group to pray that he could find a “forever family.”  Kellee and the rest of the women prayed diligently for this little boy for two years.  During this time Kellee began to feel that God was telling her that they were to become his forever family.  She brought home a picture of him and as a family they prayed for him every night.  Over time, Wes & Kellee knew God was leading them in this direction.  Three months ago, they were able to bring home 7-year-old, David, home into their forever family! Listen in as they share their … Continue reading

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