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March 22, 2017

The Gobena Story | Mission Moment

What skill or ability can YOU use to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children? Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a business owner, or a pastor (or anything in between!) you have been uniquely gifted by God to serve the fatherless and vulnerable in some way. How can we be certain of this? James 1:27 tells us that religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father includes visiting orphans. And Scripture will never tell us to do something without equipping us to obey. What unique gift can YOU use to make a difference in the lives of children in need?   Meet Gobena and Mulunesh When 70-year-old Gobena and his wife, Mulunesh, found an abandoned infant under a false banana tree in Ethiopia, the couple knew they had to help. “Because she is God’s soul,” Gobena would later explain. Carefully, they took the baby back to their home and … Continue reading

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February 4, 2015

NEW Gobena Website & 10% Off!

We are excited to introduced Gobena Coffee’s new & improved website! At Gobena, we are passionate about providing the opportunity for everyone to Go Make a Difference.  SHOP NOW One way to do this is by drinking GREAT coffee for a GREAT cause.  Our coffee beans are purchased fresh and in season from the farmer. For example, when our Colombian partner harvests their coffee and finishes the drying process, we import the dried green coffee beans as soon as possible. Once the beans arrive, we small batch roast them. When we say fresh, we mean fresh! Gobena has been a partner with Lifesong since 2007.  Helping fund the work in Ethiopia and programs across the world.  Learn how you can Go Make a Difference with Gobena! 100% of Gobena’s profits go to enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.

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January 8, 2014

Drink Coffee. Help Orphans. {Gobena Giveaway}

Even though the sun is shining bright, those of us here in the midwest are shivering with the frigid temperatures and inches (some places, FEET) of snow. How did you handle the #snowapocalypse2014? Snuggled in by a fire? TV show marathons? Building snowmen? As for me, I was thrilled to stay in my slippers sipping something warm while cheering my husband on as he shoveled the drive. (We only have one shovel, so I wouldn’t have been a help anyways. ;)) If you like to have your hands wrapped around a warm mug this time of year, I invite you to add some new variety to your beverage collection!  Try Gobena Coffee! Not only is this coffee fresh-roasted, fair trade and organic, it most importantly helps feed children at Lifesong’s school in Ethiopia. Talk about drinking with a purpose! With a wide variety of flavors and kinds, this coffee is the … Continue reading

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December 29, 2011


Do you remember that Hope Ethiopia:100 challenge we gave you? The one where YOU all completely exceeded our goals?  And that one phone call where an AMAZING donor committed to match ALL donations (up to $130,000) to Lifesong Ethiopia through the end of 2011? Well, we found out about that donor on November 17th! That’s 45 days to raise $130,000… which made this goal seem next to impossible… in OUR eyes! However, as you all know… GOD had different plans for THESE kids –  and these kids –  Plans that we could never had imagined… plans to give them hope and a future!  Thanks to an AMAZING TEAM of individuals and their fundraising efforts, coupled with the provision of our Lord, THE MATCH HAS BEEN MET! Did you hear me? All ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS has been donated for the children at the Adami Tulu and Ziway, Ethiopia schools!  We stand … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011

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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October 11, 2011

Orphan Sunday 2011

Orphan Sunday is JUST around the corner! As we talk with families and churches across the US we are thrilled to hear how God is orchestrating all kinds of events to raise awareness and advocate for the fatherless around the world! How can YOU be a part of this growing movement and give voice to the voiceless? Kim Smith at Calvary Church shares how they were involved last year, We did a prayer vigil the Friday night before Orphan Sunday followed with deserts & coffee where we had tables displayed with ways to take care of orphans & foster children . At the prayer vigil we had guest speakers for each segment: foster care, orphan care, and adoption, followed with a special prayer. We also had a special musician from our church who played adoption & orphan songs.  One of our special speakers was from Malawi, Africa who shared about his … Continue reading

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October 4, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you so much for participating in our fun giveaway over the last week! We are SO excited to bless our 2 winners: 1st PRIZE: We are giving away a 1-night hotel stay for the LIVE ORPHAN SUNDAY event in Kansas City!!! Let me just tell you, this event will be FABULOUS!!! 2nd PRIZE: We are giving away FREE Gobena Coffee for 1 year – 2 lbs per month shipped straight to your home.   Ready to see the winners…. or should we make you sweat it out a bit?!?!? 🙂 Here we go! Had 28 entries (including the ones that were emailed to us)… The 1st prize winner is: #25 is Betsy!! Congrats Betsy! We will be emailing you today to make arrangements for your FREE night in Kansas City… enjoy! *If the 1st prize winner is unable to make it to the Live Orphan Sunday event, a new winner … Continue reading

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