Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SUNDAY SERVICE AT MAPLEVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH

IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO BE SHARING AT OUR HOME CHURCH ON SUNDAY. HERE IS A LITTLE VIDEO WE MADE FOR THE END OF THE SERVICE.

ON Saturday, December 3rd we invite you to come to the event at our church in Barrie, Ontario - It is a fundraiser for the work of LAMb International. There will be an awesome silent auction with some real great Christmas idea:

- Round Trip tickets for two to Alaska
- Week at a lake cottage that sleeps 9 - with use of the canoe
- Lots of certificates for dinner out
- Photography sessions for the family portrait
- Oil changes
- Massages
- Facial treatments
- Leather hand bag
- Desserts for a year
- Gift Baskets
- Certificates for different services
- Tutoring
- Tax preparation services
- Cottage weekend
- 10 hours of long distance phone time
- on and on and on..

JOIN US: 1pm to 4pm. at Mapleview Community Church in Barrie, Ontario.

Lynn and Ruby will be getting their pie in the face at 3:45pm. This is in direct response to the raising of the funds to bless 2,000 in Kyrgyzstan this year. Orphans, elderly, and disabled will benefit from the $20,000 raised for the Christmas Blessing in Kyrgyzstan. Our team leaves on December 26th for the event - right now around 9 people will be going to make this one fabulous Christmas treat for 2,000. Vitamins for a year for each, a Christmas gift and the party of a lifetime!

BE BLESSED....we are so honoured to part of Mapleview Community Church, LAMb International, IHS, and ILDC and to be serving an awesome God.

THE LAMb Team.. video

LEADERSHIP TRAINING - IT CAN BE FUN!


LAMb International trainer - Lynn Johnston - joining in the fun!

The leadership series - Level 1 now completed!

Many serious moments to discover strengths and needs.

Our Executive Director of ILDC - Oleg joins in the fun!


ILDC MAKES A MARK IN TRAINING - WHO SAID TRAINING COULDN'T BE FUN.

Keeping in mind "most" adults are just babies in big bodies, the ending of our leadership series in Ukraine demonstrated how 11 exceptional leaders could have fun while learning. The series ended with the participants creating a summary of their 10 days of training. There were skits, pantomimes, poems and some great stories.

11 leaders were given certificates of completion for the series. There were five two-day modules in the series:

Module 1: Fundamentals of Leadership
Module 2: Conflict, Communication and Change
Module 3: Helping Staff Improve Performance
Module 4: Professional Development
Module 5: Collaboration and Teamwork

Leaders were from many different organizations; government services, Father's House, SOS Family Strengthening Project, Christian Broadcasting Network of Ukraine, Alliance Ukraine Without Orphans, One Hope, and other individuals wanting to strengthen their leadership skills.

This was Level 1 leadership - next of course is Level 2. The request has been made for other leaders wanting Level 1. ILDC is once again on the move!

Monday, November 28, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN KYRGYZSTAN - 2,000 TO BE BLESSED


OUR TEAM IS LEAVING THE 26TH OF DECEMBER AND HEADING TO KYRGYZSTAN

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE the Kyrgyzstan PIE IN THE FACE is over and we have reached our goal of $20,000! Every person will get a pie in the face (THOSE WHO RAISED THE FUNDS!) and every one on the KYRGYZSTAN list will be blessed. 2,000 in all. ORPHANS, WIDOWS AND THE DISABLED.

Vitamins for a year, a gift, a party and lots of love.

The PIE IN THE FACE event is a brainstorm of our team members the Wrights. Last year 1,000 were blessed and this year that will be doubled. We thank you all for helping us reach this goal. The Wrights, and the LAMb Team are so excited about this Christmas Blessing!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

TRAUMA SERIES STARTED IN UKRAINE






WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW TRAUMA SERIES HAS STARTED IN UKRAINE. We just completed Step 1 of the series and had 32 participants - ending the day with extremely eager participants to enrol in Step 2.

Step 1 - Over view of Trauma - Wounded Children Healing Homes
Step 2 - Trauma Toolkit
Step 3 - Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Step 4 - Advanced Trauma Modules

We are so grateful to our partner and team member Jayne Schooler and to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for their contributions to this series. Step 1 - we present the book - Wounded Children Healing Homes by Jayne Schooler and Betsy Smalley and do a foundation training to Child Traumatic Stress In Step 2 and 3 we have been granted permission from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to translate and train their standardized comprehensive materials for those in the Russian speaking countries.
Step 4 will be materials offered by experts in the area of Trauma - advance and ending our series for certification of participants of the entire Trauma Series.

Next event will be Step 1(2nd time) in January with training for 12 participants at an NGO requesting this training for their team. We are training trainers in this event and will soon have a compliment of national trainers - delivering this across Ukraine.

What a beginning. ILDC (LAMb co-founded and registered this organization in Ukraine) is on the move.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO OUR SPONSOR - WHO STARTED THIS - WHO GAVE US THE FUNDS TO TRANSLATE AND PUBLISH THE BOOK - WOUNDED CHILDREN HEALING HOMES.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

UPCOMING EVENT - TO BRING HOPE AND DIGNITY




YOU ARE INVITED to A SILENT AUCTION AND INFORMATION EVENT....We are pleased to announce this upcoming event. Ian and Arlene Forsyth are hosting this event for LAMb International. There are over 100 items at this SILENT AUCTION - SUCH AS:

2 Round Trip Tickets to Alaska
1 Week in July at a cottage for up to 9 people
Lots of gift certificates for meals, spa treatments, etc.
Tax preparation
Personal trainer time
ON AND ON....

Orphan Care - WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF ITEMS MADE BY ORPHANS WHO ARE LIVING IN KYRGYZSTAN - THESE ITEMS WILL BE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND ARE FOR SALE. ALL PROCEEDS FOR THESE GO DIRECTLY BACK INTO ORPHAN CARE!

FINALLY in addition - Lynn will GET HIS PIE IN THE FACE AT 3:45PM


DETAILS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
1PM - 4PM
MAPLEVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH
BARRIE, ONTARIO CANADA

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS....SEE YOU THERE!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

UKRAINE - NEXT WEEK...



EXCITING TIMES - JUST FINISHED THE ADOPTION CONFERENCE IN OHIO - NEXT WEEK OFF TO UKRAINE

When you love this city and you love these streets......these are words from one of our favourite songs by Robin Mark. The song is called Revival and we sing it often when we are in Ukraine or Kyrgyzstan. It speaks so loudly of how we feel.

BUT THIS IS AN UPDATE FOR YOU.....

1. OHIO - Completed the conference in Ohio - what a success. Our team member had a bright idea about a year ago. She (Jayne Schooler) wanted to offer the first ever faith based conference in Ohio for foster and adoptive parents. Yesterday was the completion of that conference. Over 240 participants - what a success. Key note speaker was Heather Forbes and she was AWESOME. So many people said it made a difference in how they would parent in the future.

2. UKRAINE - We are heading to Ukraine on Saturday - and we will have some announcements to make soon about some exciting activities there. We just want to say - stay tuned and know that the residents of Bari Ogli - are the focus of this attention. Bari Ogli has over 200 disabled men and women. Krivoy Rog has many volunteers that have been involved with the institution and they are ready for a TIME SUCH AS THIS - to make a difference, take a risk and see how we together can bring HOPE AND DIGNITY to many. Stay tuned.

3. UKRAINE - We are completing the leadership series next week - leaders from several different NGO's, churches, etc. This will be session five and the final session.

4. DAYSPRING - It is Candle Time - How about ordering some of the most exciting candles you would ever hope to light? We are blessed by the Lamplighter Orphan Care Ministry to be conducting their second annual fundraiser for Dayspring - Candles just in time for Christmas. Soy candles that are amazing. Contact us and we will tell you how to get these amazing candles in time for Christmas. $6 each. And EVERY DOLLAR GOES TO DAYSPRING. I am taking orders and will deliver the candles to you the week of December 19th.

5. PIE IN THE FACE CONTEST - Lynn has raised his $500 and gets his pie on December 3, 2011 at the Event for LAMb which is to be held at Mapleview Community Church in Barrie, Ontario. The question was asked - recently by one of our daughters. "Who gets the second pie if he raises another $500?" The answer HE gave was - "well of course Ruby." Now, I have to say - I did not say that - BUT FOR 50 MORE ORPHANS TO BE BLESSED - YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WILL TAKE A PIE!

ALL FOR NOW.......LET US KNOW HOW MANY CANDLES YOU WANT.....

Saturday, November 5, 2011

BRINGING SOMEONE ALONG - DECEMBER 3RD EVENT


LAMb International will have an event on December 3RD, 2011 at Mapleview Community Church in BARRIE, ONTARIO. The event is a fundraiser, silent auction, information time. Being organized by Ian and Arlene Forsyth, this event will feature the different work of LAMb. There will be stations set up to help others see what is happening in both Ukraine and in Kyrgyzstan. The event will run from 1pm to 4pm in the afternoon.

Here is what you will see:
1. Videos - OF LAMb activities
2. Silent Auction items for Christmas - lots of great things
3. Auction of one week at a beautiful lake cottage in Ontario
4. Auction of round trip airline tickets to Alaska - FOR TWO PERSONS
5. Pick up a Gift Card - for Christmas to send to a friend - with a specific donation/purchase
6. Lots of visuals.
7. Lots of items made in Kyrgyzstan for sale.
8. AND SO MUCH MORE.....


AND MOST IMPORTANT - LYNN WILL TAKE HIS PIE IN THE FACE AT 4PM AT THE END OF THE EVENT....THE FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED FOR THIS PIE IN THE FACE - GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHRISTMAS BLESSING THAT IS BEING CONDUCTED BY LAMb INTERNATIONAL IN KYRGYZSTAN OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.....2,000 orphans will receive a party, gift bag and one year's supply of vitamins.

JOIN THE FUN.....