"I was looking for someone to understand me, to love sincerely...I received all this!"
As you heard Natasha share in the video, the orphanage took care of her basic needs -- food, shelter, clothing.
But she longed for more.
Belonging. Commitment. Love from a family. Hope for a future.
Because we believe kids like Natasha need much more than their 'basic needs', the staff of Lifesong Ukraine are building relationships inside the orphanage walls to create what we call Constant Christian Presence (CCP).
The CCP provides mentorship and discipleship, improved living conditions, one-on-one counseling, group Bible study, job skills training, music lessons, and computer skills training.
Instead of the common trend of orphans creating orphans, Natasha, because of her support through CCP, now desires to help other children who are in orphanages to give them the support she received. Orphans mentoring orphans...a cycle worth striving for!
We are excited to announce that Lifesong Ukraine has recently launched a new child sponsorship program. If you are interested in helping build Constant Christian Presence by sponsoring a child like Natasha, please contact us.
"...He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory." Isaiah 61:3
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**New Opportunity** We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Liberia. To do so, please comment on this post and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!
Director Bishop Emmanuel Jones shares prayers and praises in Lifesong Liberia:
"Praise report: We are seeing real godly fruits being produced among the children at Rehab. Can you imagine....every Friday is fasting from 6 to 10 am, and the kids spend those hours praying for other kids around the world!
Prayer request: For the children's health at both homes, especially during this heavy rainy season. Please pray for the safe delivery of Pastor and Finda Gunter's baby (directors at Marshall). Also that the children will use their vacation time wisely.
Lifesong Christian Academy ended the school year with commendation from the Honourable Minister of the Interior, Mr. Ambullai Johnson, guest speaker at the graduation ceremony. He spoke on the topic: "Teach Me to Fish". He commended the school for taking the challenge of transforming the community through education and the gospel, and challenged all to take education seriously."
Here is a sweet letter we received from JB, an unsponsored nursery student, to his future sponsor. There are so many JB's in the world longing for commitment and love! To learn more about sponsoring kids like JB in Liberia, please visit http://tinyurl.com/libsponsor.
"You are the light of the world--like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."
In January of this year, child sponsorship for the Adami Tulu School in Lifesong Ethiopia was launched. THANKFULLY, of the 189 children, 139 have been given sponsorship! But, there are still 50 children that are unsponsored!
What does this sponsorship look like? For $19/month, you can sponsor one of the kids at the Adami Tulu School and ensure that they get the incredible education, spiritual mentoring and food that they need to break the cycle of poverty. Many of these kids are already orphans; all are vulnerable children sitting on the razor’s edge of extreme poverty that can rip families apart and create orphans for life. (Questions? Read the program details or contact us.)
Would you be ONE of 50 to ensure that EVERY child is sponsored at Adami Tulu School?
Listen in as we share with you new updates from Lifesong Ethiopia...
On November 17th, Lifesong for Orphans received an offer from a generous donor to give a matching donation of up to $130,000 for the new construction projects in Ethiopia. This match lasted until year end. Thankfully, in 45 days, thanks to many of you, we reached the goal! Praise God!
We are thankful to begin on construction on both Phase II in Ziway and the new block in Adami Tulu. We ask you to please pray with and for us as we begin this large work.
We are excited to announce the new Adami Tulu website along with Child Sponsorship Program opportunities. We are thankful 88 of the 189 children have been sponsored. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a child for $19/month, please visit the website to see the details, pictures, and how you can get involved in sponsoring one of the remaining remaining 101 students.
We are excited to share with you the Lifesong Ethiopia Child Sponsorship program that has just launched last week!
For just $19/month, you can sponsor one of the kids at the Adami Tulu School and ensure that they get the incredible education, spiritual mentoring and food that they need to break the cycle of poverty. Many of these kids are already orphans; all are vulnerable children sitting on the razor’s edge of extreme poverty that can rip families apart and create orphans for life.
There are 189 children at the Adami Tulu School and thankfully as of today, 45 have already been sponsored!
We invite you to connect your heart with one of remaining 144 students...
Head over to the Adami Tulu website to see the 144 students who still need sponsorhip and how YOU can join this exciting opportunity!