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September 14, 2012

Family Friday: “…my heart was so full.”

  Please enjoy another Family Friday feauturing Evan, Carla and their new son, Ephrem, who they brought home into their FOREVER FAMILY this summer…   We were humbled and blessed to receive adoption support from Lifesong. Our adoption was quick because we were adopting a special needs child, which was amazing and also exhausting. We found the encouragement from Lifesong and Both Hands to be unexpected, but very welcomed support in our process.  We began our adoption with $1,000 in the bank and a promise to ourselves to avoid going into more debt to finish our adoption. We didn’t know how we would do this, but we trusted in our God to provide. Only six weeks into the process, we received our referral for our son. Our agency said that they would expedite the process to get him home and into medical treatment. This was wonderful…and terrifying because it meant … Continue reading

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September 10, 2012

Summer Camp Success — Lifesong Ukraine

**New Opportunity** We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at  Lifesong Ukraine. To do so, please or comment on this blog or our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!   Please enjoy this end-of-summer update from Denis, Lifesong Ukraine Director… We trust our Father you are doing well and are working hard on behalf of the kids we work with in Ukraine. It has been a great busy summer season. Our last summer camp program has ended this past Monday and we are happy to present you a brief update on that program.  Overall we had 14 different programs May – August (both week programs and weekend) for over 440 kids from Kharkov, Zap, Chernigov and Sevsastopol areas. That’s at our camp property only. Besides of that, we had 5 large camp programs at State run camps for over 320 kids. … Continue reading

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September 7, 2012

Family Friday: “Adoption is hard…and worth it”

We find ourselves at yet another Family Friday! Please join me in praise with Greg & Charisa and their growing family and as they share the pure FAITHFULNESS God has shown them in their journey…   This adoption was an adoption of faith almost from day one!  We signed on with our agency in February and were excited to again add to our family through the miracle of adoption. Greg found out that his position was being cut and he would lose his job, along with the $5000 adoption credit his company would give. Yikes! There were so many questions at that time—where would he find a job? Would we have to move? What about the adoption? Did we hear God wrong?  We chose to have faith and believe God had something in store for us and He did! Greg was offered our job with our local food bank which … 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 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 31, 2011

Encourage Growth

Check out these two fabulous videos from Dr. Karyn Purvis as you walk the road to helping your children heal – The Importance of Repairing Your Mistakes There is no such thing as a perfect parent — and that is actually good news, so long as parents are willing to focus on repair when they fail and make mistakes. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains why it is important for parents to repair their mistakes, and how repair can actually encourage growth and strengthen the relationship between parent and child. The Importance of Repairing Your Mistakes from Tapestry on Vimeo. Understanding Sensory Processing and Difficult Behaviors Sensory processing issues often play a significant role in some of the challenges that adoptive and foster families face. And yet, parents are often completely unaware that sensory processing is in fact the issue. Sensory processing is an important topic for anyone who loves and cares … Continue reading

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