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September 24, 2011

We’re in the Weeds!

Readers, Please take a moment to read this BEAUTIFUL article on adoption and foster care. It is one of THE MOST truth-filled, authentic, hopeful, reality-check, loving messages we’ve ever seen. Check it out HERE… and know that you are not alone!

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September 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

Hello bloggy world, Here’s a few upcoming events that may catch your eye. For more events, check out the Lifesong calendar frequently!   Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. The next Empowered To Connect Conference will be on September 23-24, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee at Brentwood Baptist Church. — Connecting Community Crafters for Global Good!  Crafts for a Cause is newly established initiative. The structure is simple! The booth fee, silent auction proceeds, and concessions are all donated to our sponsored cause!   —      Join us October 21-22 in Phoenix for Together for Adoption Conference 2011. Over 1,200 people will … Continue reading

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November 17, 2010

Soup’s on…

  I’m sure many you remember our friend, Addisyn Block, who has been continually advocating for orphans, specifically for our kiddos at Lifesong Ethiopia after her visit there this summer. (check out previous blog posts about Addisyn here and here) We recently received this letter from Addisyn along with her lunch money for the past several months.  That’s right–this school year, Addisyn has eaten the African soup she saw Gary and Peggy Ifft make in Ethiopia every day, and is donating the money normally spent on lunch to kids in Africa.  Yeah…we think it’s great too!      Thanks again Addisyn for your continued support and amazing example…we feel so blessed to partner with you in serving the fatherless.

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November 12, 2010

More Christmas ideas: Coffee, Tees & Cookbooks

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know a lot of you out there are making Christmas lists.  How about this year give some that keeps on giving?!         If you remember, a couple weeks ago Leslie highlighted Gobena Coffee and the creative gifts that keep on giving–specifically to our feeding program in Ethiopia. (check out that post here)   …Coffee not your thing?      Just this week we are introducing some new colors in our Lifesong Shirts.  We now offer blue, green and red in women’s & gold, green and brown in men’s.  Check out our store to start sportin’ us today!      and…COMING SOON! Taste of Heaven Cookbooks  Kristy Luginbuhl, a local Lifesong-adoptive Mom has put together a cookbook that is not only filled with amazing fresh and delicious recipes but also highlights several adoption testimonials, pictures and highlights of our Lifesong orphan care initiative.  Due to a generous … Continue reading

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September 17, 2010

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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September 15, 2010

Dark to Dawn Conference

  Be inspired by God’s word and heart for orphans Learn more about the financial  aspects of adoption Meet ministries covering a wide range of orphan/foster care and adoption avenues Leave with ideas about how you and your family can be involved Register now! To learn more, please go to

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September 14, 2010

See what Both Hands has been up to!

  Can you believe we’re 3/4 of the way through 2010? Take a look at what Both Hands has been up to!!! 16 projects completed & $184,641 raised! Featured Story: Redwine project:  To read more about Clint & CJ’s adoption journey, click here.  Wow, can you believe we have done 35 projects in 13 states since we started! If you have invested in Both Hands at some point in the last 3 years, I hope you are pleased with your return. If you haven’t, we’d love for you to get on board as we keep ministering to orphans and widows in need!  – JT Olson, Founder of Both Hands Foundation View more Both Hands projects. View more Both Hands videos.

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