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March 1, 2018

Something to Celebrate!

You did it! You saw the need, stepped up, and met it. During the month of February, 40 people just like you stepped up to sponsor a child as we have shared pictures and stories of kids who need our help. Thank you for making an eternal difference in the lives of these precious children! For a child overseas, sponsorship can be the difference between life and death. Thanks to someone like you, Getabalew in Ethiopia has been fully sponsored this month. 6-year-old Getabalew lives with his mom and 3 siblings in a tiny, one-room house. His dad died while fishing to provide for the family. Currently, Getabalew attends Lifesong School which is incredibly helpful since he receives a quality education and two nutritious meals each day. He is taught many important things that will equip him for life. His siblings hope to be able to attend Lifesong School someday. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day: What It Should Mean to Christians

Valentine’s Day. Most people either love it or hate it. So what should it mean to people who love Jesus? Valentine’s Day–much like Santa at Christmas–began in legend with ties to a saint from early Christianity. Also like Santa and Christmas, Valentine’s Day has morphed into something completely different over time, leaving us where we are today with giving cards and candy and swimming in an almost nauseating sea of sentimentalism. Still, there is nothing wrong with celebrating love. In fact, for Christ-followers, love should be a big deal. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. –1 John 4:7-8 A question worth asking Particularly on a day like today when the whole world seems to be celebrating love, the question we ought to ask ourselves is this–“What love … Continue reading

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February 10, 2018

How to Change a Life on Valentine’s Day

It’s easier to change a life than you might think. 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 that child the gift of hope and a future. Specifically, when you sponsor a child through Lifesong, you ensure that child will: Not want for food, clothing, medical care, or shelter Be taught the Gospel and how to live as followers of Jesus Christ Receive a quality education to provide a foundation for their future Experience continued love and support as they transition into adult living For a child overseas, this commitment can be the difference between life and death, bondage or freedom. And–for $34 or $68 monthly–YOU have the power to make this happen without ever leaving home. See children who need sponsored   A personal invitation This Valentine’s Day, would you give your heart … Continue reading

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February 2, 2018

3 Powerful Ways You Can Help Preserve Vulnerable Families

Orphan care, foster care, and adoption are powerful ways to show love to children in need. That said, the best orphan care is orphan prevention. This month, we would like to focus our attention on children who will not be adopted. The world is filled with families who are struggling to stay together, yet who want to stay together. Imagine the grandmother who can no longer work but must feed and clothe the grandchildren in her care. Consider the mother who must single-handedly raise her six kids after Ebola took their father. These stories are not uncommon. Here are 3 powerful ways you can help preserve vulnerable families– 1. Sponsor a child. We believe God calls us to care for orphans and those who cannot care for themselves. Gospel-centered child sponsorship, then, is a great opportunity to change a child’s life, but it also has great potential to keep a … Continue reading

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January 3, 2018

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Show Love to the Fatherless

With a new year comes new opportunities to do things we’ve always wanted to do but never done. If you’re in the habit of writing New Year’s Resolutions, consider adding some or all of these to your list. 1. Sponsor a child. Christian-based child sponsorship has incredible potential to change a child’s entire life and eternal future. By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity to help someone overcome poverty–which in turn can save future generations the heartache of family disruption and other devastating loss. Better still, with Christian programs, children are taught the truth about God and the fact that Jesus loves them. Many monthly sponsorship programs cost the equivalent of one trip out to dinner with the family, yet the long-term benefits are enormous. Learn more. 2. Take a foster care class. For many of us, our hearts have been stirred for the foster care community but we don’t know where to … Continue reading

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December 27, 2017

God Used You to Re-Write This Family’s Story

. Years ago, Jack and Lindsay became aware of the plight of the orphan and the significant need for families to welcome children home. So they determined to adopt “someday”–either after their three children were teenagers or they were able to save enough money to fund the process. Funding, after all, is the number one reason more families don’t adopt and more children don’t grow up with a family to call their own. The more they learned about children in need, the more convinced they became that God wanted them to pursue adoption sooner than “someday.” And so–with strong conviction in their hearts and very little money in their pockets–they took the first step of faith. A long journey filled with obstacles Their first adoption agency filed for bankruptcy on the same day they expected to learn about the child with whom they would be matched, and then the doors on … Continue reading

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