We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Ethiopia. To do so, please leave a comment or comment 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 on Lifesong Ethiopia from Gary Ifft,
Our new two-story 14-room building at Ziway
Morning flag pole ceremony at Ziway
Kids eating lunch at Adami Tulu
Please keep our precious children at Lifesong Ethiopia in your prayers as they spend their time at school.
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We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Zambia. To do so, please reply to this email or leave a comment on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support!
We are blessed to share this update from Lifesong Zambia from missionary Shane McBride,
"Often times Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, picnics, and apple pies. Well, here in Zambia on October 24th, we are using the holiday as a time of reflection. We are blessed beyond measure and our students know this.
So, how will we celebrate? Through service. Our students will be going into their community and serving the elderly and widows. It will be a week long activity of shoveling, mending roofs, cutting grass (not with a mower, but by hand with a slasher), fetching water from the wells, picking up trash, and volunteering at the two local medical clinics.
It's a celebration of both Zambia's Independence and Christ's provision as He Brings Joy and Hope to these children, and through these children INTO the community.
Also, please remember to pray for our Grade 7 students, from Oct 30 - Nov 2, as they take their BIG GRADE 7 TEST. We are very thankful that the pre-exams went very well. Able, below, finished #1 out of 300 students taking 7th grade pre-exams! He was even competing with the wealthier kids at other private schools. In fact, 7 of the Top 10 scores were Lifesong kids!"
We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Honduras. To do so, please reply to this email or comment 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 Tree of Life/Lifesong Honduras...
"September marked the final stretch of the school year at Plan Escalon. As the month started everyone busy with exams and then prepared for their last visit home before the final marking period. Their final responsibility before leaving was to participate in the Independence Day Parade.
The students and marching band were diligent in practicing their marching skills and songs days before the Parade. The honor students marched together wearing ribbons, a group of young ladies wore the names of each of the countries 'districts', and yet another group dressed in the culture's dance attire and performed the recognized national dance.
Near the front of the line were the senior students dressed in their internship business suits. These same seniors were also preparing to complete their career internship requirements for graduation, which began the following week.
This month has also been the ground breaking of our newest building project. It is exciting to report that construction of the Multi-Purpose Building is underway! The ground was leveled as truck after truck moved the dirt to other locations on campus. Ditches are now being excavated to create the foundation and constructing the re-rod columns that will be strategically placed. And the race with time and the calendar is underway!"
We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong Liberia. 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!
Keith & Kay Knapp, Lifesong Liberia liaisons, share updates from Liberia:
"Thanks to a grant from RetailROI, the kids at the Master's Homes of Champions have something new to do. You can hear laughter and squeals of joy as the jungle gyms, sliding boards, swings and teeter-totters are filled with children. The residents of the homes, as well as school children from surrounding communities, are having a great time enjoying their new equipment.
School began again this month, and all 86 of our children received new uniforms. Another exciting development is that we will begin some instruction in computers at the Rehab location. Our schools are full, as many families from the communities are sending their children, and placing a high value on education. We are thankful for this opportunity to bless others. Please pray that the students would be attentive and diligent in their studies.
We extend our gratitude for your faithful support of the work in Liberia!"
It's official! The 'extreme makeover' has begun for Tree of Life/Lifesong Honduras' new Multi-Purpose Building! This new building will be used as the primary assembly space, dining hall as well as gymnasium for our 550 students and staff.
Our staff in-country are diligently posting day-by-day updates of the construction progress and we invite you to join in the journey! Simply click here to keep track of Lifesong Honduras' new makeover and look for updates on Lifesong's Facebook Page.
We hope that you will join us in prayer for the safety of the workers, wisdom of the staff, and the future impact this project will have on our students!
The progress so far...
Last worship service in the tent
The tent coming down
Old foundation removed
New space beginning to form!
For more day-to-day updates...click here.