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June 4, 2014

Ways to Bring Joy & Purpose This Summer

Summers can fill up fast with camp, VBS, trips to the park, pool and family vacations. This year, add a little joy & purpose into someone’s life while teaching your kids the importance of loving others. Here are a just a few ideas of some practical activities to do this summer with your family… Pack a Journey Bag – Next time stop at the store with your kids, let them pick out a few extra items to fill a children’s backpack. Take the filled bag  to your local foster care agency to give to a child who will be placed in the system. To have an even bigger impact, share the idea with your neighborhood friends or Sunday School class and have a Journey Bag Drive! See more service projects for your local foster care community>> Host a lemonade stand/yard sale benefit – Pull out your neglected items from the attic … Continue reading

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March 31, 2014

Make a Child Smile {Advocate Opportunity}

This post is part of a series on various Advocate Opportunities available through Lifesong for Orphans. We welcome you to explore and pray through these opportunities, moving forwards as the Lord leads you to be become a voice for children in your community and around the world. To see past posts, click here. I’m excited to share with you yet another Advocate Opportunity, a way that you can tangibly becoming involved in defending the cause of the orphan!  This month: Child Sponsorship. I invite you to watch the video above that tells Evelyn’s story. This story reminds us of the work GOD is doing to change lives in Honduras (and around the world!). Children, like Evelyn, who lose their earthly father have the opportunity to learn about their HEAVENLY Father. Children who lose their family can say they have a NEW family.. Children with little hope are taught that they can CHANGE … Continue reading

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February 24, 2014

Helping Churches Fund Adoptions {Advocate Opportunity}

This post is part of a series on various Advocate Opportunities available through Lifesong for Orphans. We welcome you to explore and pray through these opportunities, moving forwards as the Lord leads you to be become a voice for children in your community and around the world. To see past posts, click here. I am deeply grateful for God’s grace in Lifesong…I wholeheartedly recommend Lifesong to churches who want to express the love of the Father to the fatherless here and around the world. –David Platt, Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills Welcome to another Advocate Opportunity highlight! This month we will be focusing on one aspect of our Church Partnerships. There are many different ways a church or ministry can partner with Lifesong, ranging from adoption funding assistance to orphan care involvement to foster care support. This month we are going to focus specifically on the adoption funding portion of this partnership, … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014

3 Ways to Advocate for Orphans {Mission Moment}

“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.” Isaiah 1:17 (NLT)   Advocate. There are countless ways to advocate for the orphan whether through adoption, sponsorship, in-country orphan care or prayer (just to name a few). Enjoy this month’s Mission Moment as we highlight some of these advocate opportunities…  ADVOCATING FOR THE ORPHAN {Chris Hopf} Chris Hopf, a pastor at Second Baptist Church (Houston, TX) and India Orphan Advocate, shares what it means to be an advocate for orphans abroad and in your own community. Listen in… To learn more about becoming an Orphan Advocate, visit lifesongfororphans.org/advocate. FINDING A NEW FAMILY {Maryjuri’s Story}  Meet Maryjuri, a 13-year-old at Plan Escalon School in Honduras who is learning the power of redemption from her own life’s circumstances. Listen in to hear how God has given her a NEW family and a NEW … Continue reading

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January 13, 2014

Showing Jesus to the Forgotten {Advocate Opportunity}

This year, join us as we share various Advocate Opportunities available through Lifesong for Orphans. We welcome you to explore and prayer through these opportunities, moving forwards as the Lord leads you to be become a voice for children in your community and around the world. To start off on this journey, I’m excited to share about an Advocate Opportunities that won’t take you far from home. Did you know that there are over 500,000 children in the foster care system today, some right in your own community and mine? These children, that have often been forgotten, need the love and security of Christ. The Forgotten Initiative, foster care ministry of Lifesong for Orphans, exists to bring joy and purpose to local foster care communities through mentorship, service projects and family support organized by local TFI Advocates. With a holistic approach they reach out not only to foster children, but also agency … Continue reading

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