Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lifesong for Orphans

Have I mentioned that I've joined Lifesong for Orphans blogger network?  No.  Well, I've kind of slacked since I first joined but received this email and just knew that I had to share. 

From Lifesong:

What would the world look like if each of us made it our responsibility to see one less orphan without an 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 that will be given the opportunity to sponsor--that hearts would be open to helping a child in need. Pray that God will raise advocates to help spread the word!
  • ADVOCATE: Maybe sponsoring a child isn't an option for you at this time but you have a platform and a voice to let the need be known! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and share the One Less campaign with your friends & followers.
  • SPONSOR: Commit to sponsor a students at Lifesong Ethiopia School long-term for $19/month to help ensure that they get the incredible education, spiritual mentoring and food that they need to break the cycle of poverty. To see the children yet to be sponsored, please visit:
To learn more about the Ziway + Adami Tulu Project and details of sponsorship visit

From me:

Growing up here in the "land of opportunity" we don't think about how access to education makes all of the difference in the lives of our children because in America education is free.  Of course parents have the choice to pay to send their children to a private school, but for most children, K-12 education is provided free of cause.  That is not the case in most developing countries.  Not only do most parents worry about how they are going to provide for their children's intrinsic needs of food, water and shelter they also have to figure out how they are going to pay for them to go to school.  Going to school will provide their children with better opportunities than they have and honestly, isn't that what all parents want?  For their children to have a better life than they do? 

Please consider the different ways you can help 587 Ethiopian children find a sponsor and find hope. 

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