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Please enjoy this update on the upcoming school year in Lifesong Ethiopia from Gary Ifft,
Adami Tulu School
Please continue to pray for Lifesong Ethiopia and the students as they start a new school year!
Entries in orphans (97)
Orphan Sunday is just around the corner and it's never too early to start planning. November 4th will be a day celebrated nationwide in honor of adoption, orphan care and foster care.
But like all events there is a lot of planning, research, time & energy involved. Wouldn't it be great to have all the information you needed to host an Orphan Sunday event all in one place?
We would like to introduce to you OrphanSunday.org. This website is packed with resources from some incredible orphan/adoption/foster care organizations so you can pull off an event that will engage your church community.
Honduras has a 30% national employment rate, yet Plan Escalon students have achieved more than twice that reaching 70% employment rate after graduation.
Losing a parent may be one of the most devastating moments a child could possibly experience. Yet, so often in the midst of sorrow and ashes, our Father God delights in shining even brighter amidst the darkness.
Tania was only nine years old when she lost her father. He had suffered from a long-term kidney disease that finally took his life.
Leaving Tania's mother a widow with six children, it was nearly impossible to make ends meet while trying to feed and educate her children.
With no where else to turn, Tania's mother made the decision to send Tania and her siblings to Plan Escalon (partner of Lifesong Honduras), who helped those who do not have the means to pay for education. At Plan Escalon, Tania and her siblings are receiving a quality education while hearing the gospel message of Christ!
Because of those who have invested in her at Plan Escalon, Tania desires to go to college after graduation and continue her studies to be a teacher. Her desire is to provide education classes for children (once like herself) who need to escalate out of poverty and have a future.
Tania...One Changed Life.
"...a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair." Isaiah 61:3
Do you remember back in your elementary and high school years when you dreaded THE TEST? The final exam. The one that meant you passed or failed. The test that is gut wrenching and has possibility to change you life.
Our Grade 7 students are going through that very emotion right now. In Zambia, there are three major exams that every student must pass to move forward in their academic career. This past week, our first ever Grade 7 Students, along with Teacher Erick, went down to the local government school to participate in the MOCK Exams. Our students were not only nervous about the test, but also about being mixed in with other schools. Our kids were made fun of, as they are know in the community as the "poor" kids. It's heart breaking, but God is REDEMPTIVE.
After the final day of exams, Teacher Erick was grading the MOCK Exams for about 40 kids. As he was tallying the numbers, a smile overtook his face. His class, the "poor" kids, achieved 7 out of the top 10 positions in the class!! God is so good!! Blessed are the poor, blessed are the weak, for they will inherit the Kingdom. This was a strong message sent into the community, that God cares for His kids.
Please join us in praying for our Grade 7 students that they will continue to study and work hard for THE TEST coming up Oct 30th - Nov 2nd.