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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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December 30, 2011

2011 Highlights & Year-End Giving

  Lifesong projects impact 3,000+ orphaned & vulnerable children each year.   The Lord has continued to lead Lifesong this year in ways that we could not have imagined!   Here is a glimpse: ·       Created 45 jobs for orphan’s caregivers through micro-lending & sustainable Strawberry Farm in Zambia ·       Installed 59 computer systems in Honduras, giving skills to break cycle of unemployment thank you RetailROI! ·       84 children now have their FIRST school in 14 years (due to civil war) in Marshall, Liberia ·       Completed 100th repair of a widow’s home & hit $1,000,000 mark in adoption funding through Both Hands partner ·       Helped 638 children become adopted into US Christian families, removing financial barriers through Adoption Grants & Loans (disbursed over $3,500,000 in adoption funding) ·       Our joy to partner with 167 churches through Adoption Funds & Orphan Care initiatives in 32 states ·       Launched Adoption without Borders (indigenous adoption) in Ukraine and have helped 120+ Ukrainian orphans become adopted by Ukrainian Christian parents ·       Helped Sergey, Andrei and several … Continue reading

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December 5, 2011

Hope Ethiopia: 100

Hope Ethiopia from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.  Children at the Lifesong Ethiopia school are fed 2 nutritious meals per day, provided with a quality education, and taught the message of Jesus Christ. This gives kids like Beza the hope they need in order to break free from gripping poverty. We currently have a need to build a 12-room expansion to our existing school, in order to reach more children like Beza. We have been blessed, by the generosity of a donor, to be able to MATCH all donations to the Ziway and Adami Tulu Schools between now and December 31st… up to $130,000!!! This week, the 5th through the 9th, we invite you to join Hope Ethiopia:100. We are looking for 100 people to give a one-time $100 donation! We have currently raised $59,472.21 of the $130,000 needed, which is about 46%.  Joining this team will not only give hope to kids like Beza, but your dollars will be matched AND you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FABULOUS gift … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011
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Make a difference in ONE life!

2011 Gifts of Purpose from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.   It’s that time of year again. Holiday music rings through your speaker systems. Decorations light up your street corners. Families gather together.It’s the season of love, joy and family.   As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this season of giving, we often forget to give to those who NEED it most!  This year give differently. Give FAMILYto the 147 million orphans worldwide who dream of belonging. Give HOPE to children living on the streets whose only Christmas wish is survival. What if, this year, your family gave a gift to those who need it most? A gift that won’t fit under the tree?  Would you consider making a difference in ONE LIFE…  Help a child break free from gripping poverty.  Give the love of Jesus through Christian mentors.  Give a future to an orphan’s caregiver. This year join Lifesong for Orphans in giving … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011

Next Generation Leaders – Lifesong Ukraine

Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Ukraine director, Denis Poshelok: “We trust our Father everything is well with you and your families. There are many challenges in the work we do but there is confidence that He will provide all we need to be successful in this ministry. Please pray for our country! It’s been very exciting to see three orphans, graduates Sergei Poshelok, Andrei, and Ruslan, plant a landscaping nursery/business on the property.   We have planted about 2,000 plants of 18 different varieties of evergreens total. It is located on 2/3 of an acre of our camp land. Our boys did a great job and we all are prayerful for the good growth of the plants and success of this small business initiative. This initiative means a lot for them and brings them hope for the future. This nursery provides not only growing opportunities for the plants and potential profit, but … Continue reading

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November 1, 2011

Glimpse of Redemption

I walked into work this morning to an email with an AMAZING story of redemption!   Mitzi McBride, missionary at Lifesong Zambia tells the story SO well – My Redeemer… My sweet Jesus. He is certainly about making whole, making beauty out of ashes, and filling any gaps, scars, and holes that a sinful world has left marked on His children.    Today, I saw it for my own eyes. It was such a beautiful outward display of what is in the hearts of two boys. Boys that have lived through the death of both their father and their mother. Boys that have wondered “what will happen to my life now?” Yet, they are boys who have experienced REDEMPTION, grace, and LOVE… They have experienced the hands and feet of Jesus in their lives through LifeSong. They see that there is more to life than the hopelessness they see around them. … Continue reading

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October 25, 2011

New School Year – Lifesong Ethiopia

Please enjoy this update from our Lifesong Ethiopia directors, Gary and Peggy Ifft:   On September 12 we turned over our new year here in Ethiopia and now we are in 2004.  We are looking forward to many good things in this new year!   School started here on Monday, September 19.  Opening up 3 campuses with over 600 students was quite a challenge.  This is especially true, considering that we had two brand new school buildings to open up. Opening up 2 new buildings and adding over 200 students also requires a lot of new teachers, teachers’ aides, feeding program cooks, cleaners, and so on.  We now have a school staff of 62 employees and 5 employees in Samuel’s Home.  This is a great responsibility which we take very seriously.  At times we lie awake at night thinking about all the families who are dependent upon us for their livelihood.  … Continue reading

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