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January 4, 2017

The Most Important Story: 2016 in Review

As we reflect on God’s goodness in 2016 … We are grateful beyond measure for your continued love and support for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. We are also quick to remember that the most important stories are not easily communicated on charts or as statistics–children trusting Christ for salvation, volunteers sacrificing precious time, widows praying earnestly for the fatherless, missionaries choosing faithfulness on the field, donors giving sacrificially–that make the ministry possible every single day. UPDATE: Thank YOU for helping meet the match! Our goal: $1,ooo,ooo. What happened: You contributed $1,205,330 to help children and families. We praise God for His faithfulness–and yours–in exceeding our goal! Thank you for being a critical part of the mission of Lifesong. We look forward to what God allows us to accomplish together this year.   Take the next step in 2017. Join Lifesong by creatively and practically caring for orphans around the world through one of our many exciting … Continue reading

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December 7, 2016

Video: Your Gift of Purpose Helps One Child

Your gift this Christmas will change the life of a child. By giving to Gifts of Purpose Where Most Needed, you are changing the course of history for an orphaned child who needs the love of Christ. With gifts starting at $19, everyone can impact a child this Christmas. Did you know you can give a gift in honor? Every amount given through Gifts of Purpose gets a downloadable card. Every donation is matched with a gift to Where Most Needed, up to $1,000,000, until December 31st! Thank you for making a difference today. GIVE TODAY Featured Gifts Adoption Matching Grants GIVE $250 Education in Ethiopia GIVE $19 Family Support in Haiti GIVE $400 Where Most Needed GIVE $500 Save

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November 22, 2016

4 Perfect Christmas Gifts! | Give a Gift in Honor

Don’t miss checking out the Gifts of Purpose catalog! This catalog is not just ideas for Christmas gifts, but it is a way you can provide lifesaving care to orphaned children who need our help. Think of the difference you can make simply by giving a gift to a family member or friend. VIEW CATALOG How does it work? By giving Gifts of Purpose, you are providing lifesaving care or building a forever home that changes the course of history for an orphaned child who needs the love of Christ. Thank you for making a difference. Did you know you can give a gift in honor? Every gift given through Gifts of Purpose gets a downloadable card. Use it to let someone know you gave a special gift in his or her name. And every donation is matched up to $1,000,000 with a gift to Lifesong (Where Most Needed) until December 31st! … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016

Your Invitation to Prevent Orphans | Ann Voskamp

On May 6, 2015, I called an adoption agency for the very first time. Somehow my family and I believed that true religion is about caring for the widow and the orphan, and we wanted to break out of whatever box we were in. And somehow we wanted to be about the upside down kingdom come. Our little one has been home from China with us since April 22nd of this year. She was found at less than 4 pounds Found in the long grass beside a river flowing south. Found at maybe 4 days old. In April, I stood in China at that grass finding place, sat at the police station where she was brought when she was found, stood in the orphanage where she slept with 800 other abandoned children. And I ached for coming late. I have traveled the world over with Compassion International and have seen the most … Continue reading

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October 25, 2016

Look what incredible skill the boys are learning in Liberia!

The sounds of hammering, sawing, and sanding are in the air … For the past three months, seven of our oldest boys have been very busy on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.  They are hard at work, first listening and watching, then doing it themselves. Under the guidance of experienced woodworkers, they are being taught basic woodworking skills, with a focus on making furniture. They are learning to produce and repair chairs, tables, beds, and cupboards. They also practice spraying and painting certain pieces, and have learned how to install doors, among other skills. This practical, hands-on vocational program will run for six months, with another group of students joining in by the end of November. As each student completes the training with accuracy, he will “graduate” and receive his own tool set. We are hopeful that some of the participants will go on to a successful career in carpentry, furniture design, or a … Continue reading

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October 13, 2016

How to Spare a Girl from Prostitution | Ukraine Update

Greetings from Team Ukraine! Six years ago our transitional program began in Zap out of a rental house. Today–now that we have a great property with a transitional home, a pavilion, and a small family house–we can say that in due course, God has more than met our expectations for them. All of these buildings exist for the glory of God. The transitional house is filled with children who are mentored by a great and loving family. Each weekend, they invite kids from the orphanage to visit church with them and spend time with God as a family. They view the kids in the orphanage as future graduates and champions for Christ! Meet Veronica 19-year-old Veronica is our sister in Christ and a great volunteer at Lifesong Ukraine. Here is her story in her own words: My name is Veronica. I was born in Zap city in a broken family. When I was 4, … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016

Orphan Sunday: 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference

November 13, 2016. Christians around the world will observe Orphan Sunday and will stand in solidarity for the vulnerable. Many churches will highlight James 1:27 and renew their commitment to visit orphans in their affliction. Whether you are a church member or a member of church staff, you have an opportunity to join believers in standing for the orphan on this important day. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: 1. PRAY. Ask God to direct your church leadership as they decide how to care for vulnerable children and families. Pray for Christians to reflect God’s love at home and abroad. Pray for the needs of the fatherless. 2. PLAN. November will be here before we know it. We’ve got resources to help you communicate with church leadership, and we can wholehearted recommend the tools offered by Christian Alliance for Orphans as well. Regardless of what you choose to do, start planning now so November … Continue reading

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