Dear Lifesong donors, supporters, and followers,
Well, may we begin by simply saying… thank you!! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, without your faithful support none of this would be possible. What specifically are we referring to, you might ask? Listed below are the details:
- Over 500 children are FED, EDUCATED, TAUGHT THE LOVE OF CHRIST, AND HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO PLAY!
- A HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK (WHICH INCLUDES A WASHROOM BLOCK WITH A TOTAL OF 14 STALLS – 7 FOR EACH GENDER) HAS BEEN BUILT!!
- A GIRLS’ BOARDING HOME HAS BEEN PURCHASED AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING RENOVATED! THE HOME WILL PROVIDE 25 LIFESONG GIRLS WITH A CLEAN, SAFE PLACE TO LIVE, ALONG WITH LOVING DISCIPLESHIP AND CARE.
- A FULL-SIZED LIBRARY WITH ABOUT 5000 BOOKS!! SIDE-NOTE – THERE ARE NO PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN KITWE TO OUR KNOWLEDGE SO THIS GIVES LHS KIDS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
And that’s just to mention a few! So, can you see why we are so grateful and excited? We often get asked, “Why do people from across the world care so much?” To that we can only proclaim the truth – and that is because Christ cares, and people are being used as His hands and feet! Richard Stearns in his book “The Hole in our Gospel” says it well: “Our charge (as believers) is to both proclaim and embody the gospel so that others can see, hear, and feel God’s love in tangible ways. When we are living out our faith with integrity and compassion in the world, God can use us to give others a glimpse of His love and character”. In other words, when we support the “least of these,” we in turn are demonstrating God’s love in tangible ways. Stearns goes on to say that “(when we) live with generosity toward others, love and care for them unconditionally, stand up for the defenseless, and pay particular attention to the poorest and most vulnerable, we are showing Christ’s love to those around us, not just talking about it”. The point then is clear, Jesus always cared about the person as a whole; providing for both spiritual and physical needs. So, once again, with thankful hearts and praise on our lips to our Heavenly Father for his bountiful love and grace…we say, THANK YOU!!
PEACE ON EARTH + GOODWILL TO MAN!
With grateful hearts… Merry Christmas to all!
The Delics, in Zambia.