Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Can we do it? God can!

This summer our church had their annual VBS program.  We had the kids raise money to support a Vacation Bible Camp at Lifesong Liberia.  Well, the response of these 5-11 year olds brought tears to my eyes.  We heard stories about kids doing extra chores around the house and emptying their piggy banks.  One child even asked if this year's Christmas money could go to helping these children across the world!  wow!

That week we raised more than double what we needed!  That same week our Liberia director, Emmanuel Jones, discovered another orphanage that needed our help.  Another orphanage where the children were starving.  Another orphanage that we could help with extra money raised by children in Illinois.

Amazing!  God's timing is so good, isn't it?

We announced to the kids that their money would not only give Liberian children a Bible camp to attend, but would also provide food and shelter for over 25 more children!  Oh the cheers that filled the Sunday School room that evening.  They whooped and hollered.  I cried.  God is good!


2010 Liberia VBS from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.

 

Over 360 children attended!

67 children dedicated their lives to Christ!

75 adults came, and 11 of them received Christ!

Bishop Emmanuel Jones writes:

It was heart touching and very moving to watch for three days.  I saw the children change in a dramatic way in their relationship with God and with each other.  

The camp was profound and the children left very encouraged and blessed.  We have started a church in the community in order to continue discipleship and follow up with these new believers."

But this was only the beginning.  Now, with more children we have more cost.  Funds are tight and we need help.  

Here's the exciting part.  If we surpass our goal of 70 sponsors we can take in more children!  Children who would otherwise be turned away!

Our goal is 70 people. $28 a month. One year commitment. 

We currently have 25 commitments... 45 to go in just 3 days!

Can we do it?  With your help we can!

Join us in bringing joy and purpose to orphans.

Contact us at info@lifesongfororphans.org to commit! 

1 comment:

  1. how wonderful. i got goosebumps reading the first half about the cheering and humanity felt .

    that is so special.


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