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March 5, 2018

How Love Brought Jantu to Life | Cambodia/Thailand Update

God is doing big things in Cambodia because of your prayer and support! Meet Jantu Like most of the young children we meet on migrant construction sites in Thailand, 3-year-old Jantu was sorely lacking in basic developmental skills–both physical and social–when we were first introduced to her. Since she became a part of Construction of Hope with Lifesong Thailand, we have had the incredible privilege of watching her come alive. Once painfully shy–and unable to comprehend or interact with her surroundings–she is now an eager recipient of her newfound love and attention. Because of your faithful prayer and support, she knows she is loved. The new sensory bins project in the learning center is a favorite of hers. Her motor skills development is improving by leaps and bounds. Her growing confidence has allowed her to start helping other little ones acclimate. One little girl–Soksalai–recently joined our center and was having a … Continue reading

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February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day: What It Should Mean to Christians

Valentine’s Day. Most people either love it or hate it. So what should it mean to people who love Jesus? Valentine’s Day–much like Santa at Christmas–began in legend with ties to a saint from early Christianity. Also like Santa and Christmas, Valentine’s Day has morphed into something completely different over time, leaving us where we are today with giving cards and candy and swimming in an almost nauseating sea of sentimentalism. Still, there is nothing wrong with celebrating love. In fact, for Christ-followers, love should be a big deal. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. –1 John 4:7-8 A question worth asking Particularly on a day like today when the whole world seems to be celebrating love, the question we ought to ask ourselves is this–“What love … Continue reading

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February 12, 2018

Meet a Boy Who Is Changing Lives in Liberia | Liberia Update

Good things are happening in Liberia because of your prayer and support! Here at Lifesong Liberia we want to create opportunities for our kids to develop a plan for their future. As our teens grow in knowledge and experience, they are able to see firsthand that God has gifted them uniquely and has a purpose for their lives. Meet Abraham One of our students, Abraham, is in 11th grade and lives in the Master’s Home of Champions. He is leading the way in taking initiative and exercising his gifts in a positive way. Abraham loves plants. He took the time to gather decorative grasses and other plants and has created a lovely area of landscaping on the Marshall campus. He identified a need and did something about it … all on his own! His passion is spreading, as evidenced by his own words– I love agriculture, especially planting flowers in … Continue reading

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February 5, 2018

See What God Is Doing in India! | India Update

God is doing big things in India because of your prayer and support! Meet Anand Anand found Mercy Home when his hostel shut down and he needed a place to stay. Anand was orphaned and in the 10th grade. His teachers cared deeply about him and reached out to us to help, and so we gladly opened our doors for him. At our home Anand was introduced to Jesus Christ, and soon he began to pray and seek relationship with God. Anand began to study the Bible in depth and started praying fervently. Anand trusted Christ and was baptized by our own staff. He loves the Lord with heart, soul, and mind, and today he is a strong ambassador of Jesus in college. He is actively involved in college and local church ministry. His dream is to become an assistant aesthetician. He is currently studying to be a Medical Laboratary … Continue reading

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January 31, 2018

2017: An Exciting Look Back

At Lifesong for Orphans we believe God calls us to care for orphans and those who cannot care for themselves—at home and abroad. To that end, we are more committed than ever to global orphan care, adoption, and foster care. In 2017, our resolve grew stronger, our supporters gave generously, and by the grace of God we took the love of Christ—in the form of the Gospel and daily care—to more children than ever before. A Few Highlights—   Her name literally meant “devil” when she was found by Lifesong staff in Cambodia. Today the staff provides Mary with healthy meals, proper clothing, and a safe place in which to grow, learn, and play. Mary has since transformed from a quiet, sad child to a bright and lively little girl. Even her name has changed. As the Nichols family pressed forward with their plans to adopt, expenses began to mount. … Continue reading

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January 29, 2018

Life Touching Life | Lifesong Ukraine

It was a very eventful recent Christmas season with various programs and big events! Here is a brief recap of what God is doing in Ukraine through your prayer and support– Our first Christmas event was a New Life meeting for 40 young women and their 25 children at Prostor base, Loubetin, on December 30. Having grown up in the orphanage herself, New Life founder Natasha, 27, has a special heart for these young women–many of whom are trapped in prostitution, single parenthood, or other challenging life experiences. This ministry is growing, and we have more than 100 young women in this New Life circle.   Our second Christmas event involved two Christmas programs for children, held by the Chernihiv team from January 11-13. The first Christmas program was held in Seredinka village, where Lifesong Farm site 2 is located. It was a pleasant surprise to see the room of … Continue reading

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January 22, 2018

Franki’s Story | Lifesong Bolivia

Franki arrived at Lifesong Bolivia in January 2014 at the age of 15 … Prior to his arrival, he was living in the jungle, in a tropical region of Bolivia, under the care of a different orphanage. Upon arriving at Lifesong Bolivia, Franki had a severe infection in his hand that he sustained while harvesting coca leaves (the plant used to make cocaine). His leg was also infected due to an untreated bug bite. He was immediately admitted to a local clinic where he stayed a week to get the necessary treatment for his infections. Understandably, Franki’s transition to Lifesong Bolivia was a difficult one–suddenly having structure, rules, and expectations. While this was challenging at times, our staff saw great potential in Franki that we knew we wanted to develop. We believe God cares deeply for children like Franki and that in the Bible we are called to tell children … Continue reading

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