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December 1, 2017

How the Christmas Story Is an Adoption Story

Christmas story

In a few days, families around the world will gather to celebrate Christmas, and many of us will open our Bibles to reflect on the Christmas story. In reading Luke 2 or Matthew 1, we’ll learn with Mary that she has been chosen to give birth to Jesus. We’ll travel with Joseph and Mary to the tiny town of Bethlehem–population: three hundred–and witness the humble birth of Christ in a lowly stable. We will then observe the shepherds and hear the angels. We’ll marvel with Mary as she treasures these things and ponders them in her heart. And if we’re not careful, we’ll miss one of the most extraordinary characters in the Christmas story–a gracious Middle Eastern day laborer named Joseph who learned and accepted with joy that he had been tasked to raise the Son of God as his own child. Joseph of Nazareth is not merely a prop in the manger scene–a plastic or ceramic piece to stick between … Continue reading

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December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas + video

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the kids! Today, because of advocates like you, children all over the world have hope, health, happiness, and family. From all of us, thank you and Merry Christmas! Your Lifesong family   Related Posts

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December 14, 2016

7 Creative Ways to Honor Your Child’s Culture at Christmas

Child's culture at Christmas

Holidays are a great time to celebrate the varying and diverse cultural heritage that makes up the fabric of an adoptive family. Incorporating your child’s cultural roots in a special way tells your child–with or without saying it–that these roots are important, not only for him or her, but for your entire family. Here are 7 creative ways to honor your child’s culture at Christmas– 1. Eat something. Thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, you can find a recipe for just about anything. Go to a site like and enter a country name into the search box. Incorporate an item onto the main holiday menu or serve it as a special snack at bedtime. Kinche from Ethiopia or dumplings from China would make an excellent family holiday tradition. Bonus: Look for international grocery stores in your area, or order treats online. 2. Read something. Look for books that celebrate your child’s ethnicity or cultural history without … Continue reading

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January 11, 2016

A Christmas Celebration! | Bolivia Update

Over the recent holiday, the children in Bolivia were able to celebrate Christmas. For these precious children, the Christmas season was as much about being surrounded by those who love them as it was unwrapping the gifts under the tree. We pray these kids learn more about God this year, and that they know the love and care of people around the world who hold them up in prayer. Join the Lifesong Prayer Team to receive a monthly prayer email. We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff in Bolivia. To do so, comment below or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! Learn more about Bolivia

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October 19, 2015

An Antidote for Holiday Consumerism

The holiday season is lurking around the corner, and with it, distraction is ready to knock on the door of each of our homes via toy catalogues and Christmas lists. As a parent–if you are anything like me–you are constantly looking for ways to celebrate Christ at home during the holiday season. Oh sure, I’ll put a nativity scene in our living room, and my husband will discuss Luke 2 with our kids during family worship. We’ll sing hymns together and remind each other (more often than we can count) that Jesus is the reason for the season. But is that enough? Between all the program practices and Christmas celebrations, is it possible for us to be too distracted by Christmas that we don’t have time to honor Christ? Furthermore, how do we battle the materialism and the idolatry that threaten to claim the entire month of December? One tool … Continue reading

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December 8, 2014

Christmas Gifts that Give Back

The GoExchange In our interconnected world, many struggling moms among the extreme poor abandon their children because they have no job and no opportunity. They have lost all hope and cannot bear another day of watching their children suffer. Many of you have the heart to help. The GO Exchange connects the dots through uplifting fashion. We help local makers in Haiti and East Africa create beautiful products that our buyers love.  You enjoy the gorgeous work of their hands in your everyday lives, and bless their families with dignity.  You wear their value! In the process, families on both sides change. In our hearts, we believe the local makers, Ambassadors and the products of The GO Exchange are Wonderfully Made, reflecting the image and creativity of God. MudLOVE In an attempt to deny self, MudLOVE was built on the idea of giving back. Starting with nothing more than an old stamp set, a … Continue reading

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October 27, 2014

Introducing: Mangos for Christmas

We are so excited to introduce one of Lifesong’s most recent projects, Mangos for Christmas, a children’s book written & illustrated by former Zambian missionary (along with some illustrations from our students in Zambia!). Mangos for Christmas takes place in a small Zambian town and steps into the world of young Gift, who is about to experience the joy of giving for the first time. Inspired by the children and staff at Lifesong School in Zambia, this story shows the power of a teacher’s love for her students and how the smallest gift, when given in love, can make a big difference. This book would be a perfect addition to your Christmas book collection to read as a family. Make this part of your yearly tradition, reminding each other of the joy of giving in love!  Purchase Your Copy Today! Proceeds from the purchase of this book will go towards bringing … Continue reading

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