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April 15, 2013

Help ONE child become ONE LESS statistic!

What would the world look like if each of us made it our responsibility to see one less orphan without an education…one less orphan without a growling hunger… or one less orphan without a bleak future of poverty?  In the next 45 days, our goal is to find a sponsor for every single child who has yet to be sponsored at our school in Lifesong Ethiopia. (Gulp! That’s a tall order! See below how YOU can help.) We are asking for an investment of just $19/month that will result in a future leader for the renewal of Africa from the inside out. Invest in a life of a child. Invest in self-sufficiency. Invest in bringing hope to one more orphan. Together we can get EVERY child sponsored! Will you help us? How can YOU help each child find a sponsor: PRAY: Join us in praying for the 587 children who are unsponsored in Ethiopia. Pray for the thousands … Continue reading

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April 11, 2013

Orphan Justice // Give-a-way!

                      UPDATE: And the winners are: Jeanne and Erin! Thanks to each of you who commented. We love hearing about your heart for orphans. Hopefully each of you will have a chance to read Orphan Justice! We’re exited to share with you a book released last month by our good friend Johnny Carr, from Bethany Christian Services. As an adoptive dad and orphan advocate, Johnny acknowledges that we as Christians are called by God to care for orphans.  Realizing that not all 153 million orphans and vulnerable children in the world need to be adopted, just like not every couple needs to become adoptive parents, Johnny takes it a step further. In his book, Orphan Justice, he discusses ways that we, as the Church, can care for orphans beyond adoption addressing issues like child trafficking, HIV/AIDS, racism, abortion and others. No one can … Continue reading

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April 8, 2013

Students Give Tour of Christ’s Life // Lifesong Zambia

 We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Zambia. To do so, please comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! Please enjoy this update from Shane McBride, Lifesong Zambia Director… We had a wonderful Easter drama organized by Leslie and carried out by each class. As the parents walked through 8 staged dramas, they got to watch their children depict the Easter story.  With pride and enthusiasm the students performed flawlessly.  The parents, brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles all saw the pain of Christ’s death and the power of His resurrection. Stage by stage, they experienced the Easter weekend, starting with the baby class singing an Easter song, to the Grade 8 class singing about the resurrection.  Our 292 students really did a great job.  The drama ended with … Continue reading

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April 1, 2013

Thanks from Lifesong Guatemala: Village of Hope

Lifesong Guatemala Supporters and Advocates, Thank you so much for supporting the Buy a Brick Campaign and for praying for the children the Lord will send to Lifesong Guatemala:Village of Hope. We thank God for each of you and the way you have sacrificially given to give HOPE to children living with HIV/AIDS in Guatemala. May He bless you for the sacrifice you’ve made.  With joy,Lifesong Guatemala: Village of Hope Staff Learn more about Lifesong Guatemala: VIllage of Hope ‘Buy a Brick Campaign’ and how you can help build a future for children in need.

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March 13, 2013

One Child – One Life – One Soul // March Mission Moment

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25:40 One Child. One Life. One Soul.An ongoing theme of our ministry is the power of ONE. Not to ignore the often overwhelming 147 million orphan statistic, but to focus on making an impact on ONE child. As Andy Stanley says, “Do for ONE what you wish you could do for every one. And when do you for ONE, you often end up doing for far more than just one.”  Please enjoy these ONE child stories… IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS // Lifesong Zambia In Zambia, like many parts of the world, witchcraft is very prevalent. At Lifesong School in Zambia, we teach the children that God is more powerful than witchcraft and the witchdoctors that practice it. … Continue reading

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March 11, 2013

Ukraine without Orphans + Baptisms // Lifesong Ukraine

We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Ukraine. To do so, please comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Ukraine Director, Dennis Poshelok…  Eastern European Orphan Summit (similar to US Christian Alliance for Orphans’  Summit) took place on Feb 5-8 in downtown Kiev. There were about 500 people present – mostly church leaders from about 20 different denominations, ministry leaders, etc. Organizations like Hope for Orphans, Compassion International, Saddleback Church and Christian Alliance For Orphans were also present. We had a booth of Lifesong Ukraine four main departments: Constant Christian Presence (CCP) at State-run orphanages Transitional program for orphan graduates Camps at our horse camp farm Adoption I (Dennis) led one of the seminars/workshops on the work with a few of our graduates. It was a great event where … Continue reading

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December 18, 2012

Lifesong Ukraine Receives Praise from Government Officials

Please enjoy this exciting update from Lifesong Ukraine Director Denis Poshelok explaining their recent meeting with the Government Alliance for Orphans… Last Wednesday, we held our first conference together with Ukraine Without Orphan Alliance for Kharkov State of Ukraine. We had about 220 participants, mostly State officials on orphan care, social workers, orphanage directors, different religious leaders, NGO representatives, etc. We had 10 people from Lifesong (staff/grads, ministers). Governor’s assistant on social services/orphan care spoke highly about the great role of Lifesong Ukraine plays in coping with orphan crisis in our area. Very encouraging! Testimonies of our graduates – Natasha, Andrei, Ruslana, Dima, Vitalik were very strong and were very impressive to the audience. Also, story of my dad being an orphan, and the fact that Tanya and I are also adoptive parents was received very well. Finally, our camp property with elements of horse therapy was a big hit which nailed down strong intentions of our organization. … Continue reading

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