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Vote for Lifesong and help orphans!

"RK Dixon, is a market leader when it comes to copiers, printers, networks, and pure drinking water systems."

As an office, Lifesong for Orphans have used the products of RK Dixon to enhance our technology and internal network.

RK Dixon is featuring a "Make My Non-Profit Run Better" contest and offering an office technology make-over! We couldn't help but apply. Who doesn't love winning contests, right?

Would you help us by going to their website and voting for us? With your vote, we have a chance to win technology that will help us meet needs that would allow us to run more efficiently as we work towards bringing joy and purpose to orphans!

How to vote:

-Click here!

-Select the circle to the left of "Lifesong for Orphans".

-Push vote on the right side of the screen. (yep, it's that easy!)

-You can do this daily from now until July 25th to help Lifesong for Orphans as we serve God while loving orphans!

Thanks for your help!


Family Friday: Frank and Sharon

Meet Frank and Sharon, a Lifesong and Both Hands family we were blessed to serve beside.  They adopted a little boy domestically who they named Will Franklin. It is SUCH a joy for us to work with loving Christian families who desire to bring children into their forever family!  Thank you Frank & Sharon for letting us be apart of your journey!

We stumbled upon Lifesong on our mad search for adoption grants and assistance.  I wasn’t much on filling out massive applications and writing grant letters, so it was much to my delight that Lifesong featured the Both Hands project opportunity.  We fell in love with the mission and felt that this was the direction God was leading us.  Lifesong managed all the incoming funds and paid out adoption invoices all while making it a seamless process for us.  What a blessing!  --Frank & Sharon


Family Friday: Cory & Cindy

We are pleased to share with you adoptive couple Cory and Cindy who adopted their little girl, Svetlana "Lana" Grace from Russian.  Cory and Cindy were awarded with a matching grant from The James Fund (in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans) and it was our joy to partner with them as they brought little Lana into their forever family. Listen in as Cory and Cindy share their hearts... 

Please share a testimony of your adoption experience with Lifesong...

Our adoption experience was very positive from beginning to end.  Lifesong was a huge encouragement both in terms of the matching grant and providing a legitimate, reassuring way for friends to contribute to the adoption with the benefit of their gift being tax-deductible.  The adoption was a team effort compromising so many people and perhaps what has been most rewarding is seeing how many people have felt wholly a part of this process from the beginning.  And of course we love our adopted, girl, Lana.  She is just right for us and our family. 

Can you name one God-thing (God's provision/hand in your adoption) that comes to mind? 

Having to make a third trip to Russia due to a change in the Russian law was a surprise to us and a potential financial burden.  We simply couldn't afford to make a third trip without risking going into debt.  In the few weeks leading up to our third trip and then immediately afterwards, we saw an unexpected $11,000 more come in to help us pay off all of our adoption expenses. 


Thank you from Both Hands Widow...

Please enjoy this "Thank You" message from Sharon, the widow who was served last month through a Big Build Both Hands project in memory of Ty Osman II.!

That is all I can say at the moment, but I must forge through. I am very overwhelmed. I want everyone to know what is in my heart. Thank you so very much for the love and support you showed me in my time of need.

My dear husband died on August 28, 2011 and it was a great loss. Every day I miss him, in small ways as well as major ways. The work you have carried out I can never repay. I really didn't think it was going to be as extensive as it was. I thought to myself that some people would be sitting around picking at their folded hands until it was time to leave. Man! Was I wrong!  I am by myself a lot but I try to do the best I can. I am sure people keep me in their thoughts and are just busy.... but what you've showed was, all were strangers to me, that are now true friends to me, they love the Lord deeply, love people, therefore they love, whether it is through donations, volunteering, or any help. All work... to the glory of the Lord. All the people, the food, the fellowship, the work, photography, the gas that was used, the extra items that were purchased, the hugs, the encouraging words, the moments of concern shown to me on my behalf, the prayers, the news on television, the web site, the newspapers, as well as the children that all of this will help, certainly give the up most glory to the Sovereign Lord God Almighty.

Thanks...for choosing me for your project. Thank you for going the extra miles when you didn't have to. Thank you for helping the widows and children. Thank you for the overwhelming love, encouragement, heartfelt prayers and support that I feel from you, and your organization. Even thanks to the ministries that work with you, that do extra services. You have given me a new lease on life, a new hope, and strength to walk on.....forward.

May Our Father receive the glory in our daily walks with him. To God be the glory.

Sharon P.  

To learn more about Both Hands Foundation, please visit their website.


Please pray for Saphira...

Listen in as Luke Gudeman, Lifesong Zambia missionary, shares the story of Saphira,

Two months ago, Saphira, a 31 yr old widow and one of our farm employees, asked for a salary advance.  I usually don’t like this (people asking for salary advances) but this time was different.  Instead of needing money because she misspent her previous salary, she wanted transport money to bring 3 of her relatives’ children to come live with her.  ‘WOW, that’s great,’ I said to her, amazed at how she desired to help others. God had blessed her with an income and now she was using it to bless these disadvantaged children.  An income of $80/month and she is going to change the lives of 3 children.

Two weeks ago Saphira’s 6 month old baby died from asthma/malaria.  It was and is so hard for her and for the farm and school staff.  Just when things were starting to look sunny…this is tough.  Please pray for Saphira as she recovers.  Pray that this can bring the farm staff closer together and that God can use this for his glory.  Also, pray for Saphira’s heart that she can continue to bless others with what she has.

-Luke Gudeman, Lifesong Zambia, Farm Manager

Please join the Lifesong staff in lifting up Saphira in prayer...

"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16