Thursday, November 29, 2012

$5,000 SUCCESS STORY




TRANSLATED INTO RUSSIAN AND MAKING AN IMPACT!

THE BOOK COST $5,000 TO HAVE TRANSLATED AND GET 1,000 COPIES PUBLISHED FOR DISTRIBUTION

THIS STORY IS WORTH EVERY CENT SPENT...

Our team has just completed a three day training event in Kiev.  The trainer we have is from Switzerland and she taught on attachment.  During the event - which had 24 participants, one of the participants shared her story. The story relates how the book Wounded Children Healing Homes (written by our team member Jayne Schooler and her team) has made a major impact on a family...

 HERE IS A REPORT FROM OUR STAFF IN KIEV...

FROM UKRAINE:
We also have one training participant who said that she is a therapist and adopted mother. She told us a story today how Wounded Children Healing Homes helped her to save her family.  She had big troubles with her adopted daughter whom she adopted 6 years ago. She was preparing for adoption disruption and sent her daughter to government shelter for 3 months (the daughter didn’t want to stay with her). Then she got from us Wounded Children Healing Homes book. When she read it she realized how much she had done wrong. She took her daughter back and began to do things differently. And she was able to resolve major problems and her daughter lives with her now and there will be no disruption.

THANK YOU SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE..THE SUCCESS IS YOURS!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DAYSPRING UPDATE FROM OUR ON THE GROUND TEAM

We are so pleased with our team in Kyrgyzstan.  They work tirelessly in helping those without hope an dignity.  Today we received this email from our Country Director and Residential Manager.  See is this doesn't just warm your heart.  Dayspring is a home for five little girls living there and one little girl we have in rehabilitation for a time.  Six little girls.  Our goal is to reunite the girls with their family where possible...and here is a request from our team in how this might happen for one little girl named Anya...



ANYA'S MOTHER HAS BEEN WORKING TO GET HER CHILDREN BACK - ANYA FROM DAYSPRING AND HER BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER FACILITY....  here our staff are wondering how they can help...they are talking about Anya's mother..

HERE IS A PORTION OF THE EMAIL....

So today talking to her , and listening to her I understood one thing, she doesn't know what people want from her, and she doesn't know what "clean" means. I know that she grew up without parents herself, so may be she really doesn't know how.

Actually today I was looking at the house from a different view, I think it is quite possible for all the family to live there, one room could be for the boys, she has just four beds there now, but space can be saved by putting double beds and then a table could fit there, there is one small kind of a room, but right now it is full of boxes and loads of clothes that no one wears, if this room will be cleaned it is possible to put a bed there, and wall can be mabe of a small wardrobe, then it coud be Ania's space. I mean it is possible to do something there.

So today we talked, ..... she was just scared ...... Then we decided that Costa and Madlen will take her on Friday and they will go to the govermental office, to those people who placed them in this house, to see what is possible to do with the documents. And I had this idea, what if I, Zuhra and Madlen, and may be some ladies from the church who want to help will come to her place, help her clean everything, show her what clean is, and then we will visit her ones a week to see if she can learn and keep it. Cause she is a hard working woman.

What do ypu think of it?

This might not seem like much to most, but for this mother and for this effort - who knows, maybe we can get her home and help her maintain a healthy and safe place for her children.  And this IS THE GOAL OF DAYSPRING - PERMANENCY FOR CHILDREN.  ONE CHILD AT A TIME.

KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS


Monday, November 19, 2012

REMEMBERING SLAVIK AND OTHERS




SLAVIK'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

As you might remember, Slavik was sold just a short while ago - he was sent to Kazakhastan to work in the fields.  All our efforts to find him failed, but as it goes when people join together and pray - our Heavenly Father answered the prayers and brought him back. 

This week, thanks to our sponsor for Slavik and for our AWESOME STAFF IN KYRGYZSTAN - JOHN AND JULIE WRIGHT - Slavik had a great birthday party.  Here is the email message from John:

Great day with  Slavic.  

 For his birthday , he wanted his friends to come to church with him.  So we picked up he and 9 of his friends and they all came to church with us .  After church they came back to the apartment and watched "free willy" and ate kettle corn  and had pop.  
 
After the movie they had home made lasagna , Cesar salad and garlic bread..  then a birthday cake.  Then they wanted to watch another movie  " The emperors new groove "    but first they all got a small party gift .. a pair of gloves.  As well as the gloves, Slavic got a new sweater and and a fancy pen set /  
  
We also had balloons and a pump.. the long skinny kind that you make things out of .. they had a great time with that ... then during the second movie, they all got an ice-cream bar.

It was a fun day , Slavic had a great time . Please thank his sponsor.


 Now, this is just one child, yet there are many children waiting to be remembered - to be  honored and to be blessed.  You might say, how can I help?  

WELL, LET US TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN HELP!!!

THE ORPHAN CHALLENGE - PIE IN THE FACE CONTEST

Each year LAMb team collects funds to sponsor Christmas parties for orphans.  You have seen the many pictures of these parties in the past in our team's blog and have watched the videos of people getting pies in the face.  Lots of fun - but more importantly - lots of blessings for children.

A years supply of vitamins, a gift and a message to remind them that they 
ALL HAVE A HEAVENLY FATHER WHO LOVES THEM.

PLEASE JOIN THE FUN - DONATE - PUT YOUR NAME IN OR JUST PRAY FOR A BLESSING FOR HUNDREDS OF ORPHANS OVER THE NEXT MONTHS AS THEY TOO  WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS SLAVIK HAS BEEN REMEMBERED.

CONTACT US TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED


KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS

Saturday, November 10, 2012

ORPHAN CHALLENGE - LET'S PICK UP THIS CHALLENGE

YOU CAN HELP IN SO MANY WAYS......


We are sitting in the airport in Taiwan - waiting for our flight on to North America.  We left Indonesia about 6 hours ago..and have about 20 more hours of travel to get to our destination.  This is TIME..SITTING AND THINKING.

Our thoughts are racing.  We have just spend four intense days with other leaders from across 48 nations - talking about the orphan situation in our world.  Each person involved in our discussions represents a great team behind them, back in their home countries that have picked up the Orphan Challenge.  Our team identified five very important focus needs:

CAPACITY BUILDING
PERMANENCE FOR CHILDREN
PREVENTION
CHURH MOBILIZATION
GLOBAL NETWORK

153 MILLON ORPHANS ARE WAITING FOR A HOME

This relates to a nation movement stirring for A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.  Already there are different countries that have jumped into action - UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS (the catalyst to the movement); RUSSIA WITHOUT ORPHANS, BELARUS WITHOUT ORPHANS -  on and on.

As our work team that came to Indonesia return to their countries; Africa (many different countries), India, Israel, USA, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Australia, Macau, Russia, Ukraine and others we expect to see a strong mobilization of others as well.




RUSLAN FROM ALLIANCE UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS
Knowing the challenge is huge - but also a person
WHO BELIEVES AND IS 
MAD enough to Make A Difference


We too are MAD!  and want to Make A Difference....  
Our personal focus of KYRGYZSTAN WITHOU ORPHANS has been strengthened.  We can make a difference and we need you to help us.  You can help now by getting involved locally or internationally.

Get your church involved with the Orphan Sunday activity.
Start an orphan ministry in your church - let us help you if you need help.
Consider becoming a foster parent, and adoptive parent!  Nationally or internationally.
Create a prayer team - to pray for the orphan movement.
Join a mission team and GO and serve the orphan world - get a first hand experience on the needs.
Donate funds to ministries working with orphans and focused on getting children into families.

We know you can help make the world a better place -

153 MILLION ORPHANS
 ARE WAITING ...

TO CELEBRATE 
A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS


These are just a few ways you can help.



Saturday, November 3, 2012

TRANSFORM WORLD GLOBAL CHALLENGES SUMMIT - A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS

We are so pleased to be joining other professionals who are working tirelessly to a WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.  We are now en route to Indonesia to the Transform World Global Challenges Summit,  we expect great movement in the Orphan Challenge!  Stay tuned for our new strategic plan!

This summit promises to be a catalyst to changes and initiatives that are focused on making some major changes in the situation with orphans.  We envision a team of like-minded individuals gathering from all over the world (400 will be attending and all by invitation) bringing together their ideas and commitments to work together and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

HEY FOLKS - THAT IS M.A.D.  (MAKE A DIFFERENCE) and we are mad - madly passionate about seeing a world without orphans - children living in families.

BUILDINGS DO NOT RAISE CHILDREN - 
FAMILIES RAISE CHILDREN!

BELIVE WITH US!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

VOLUNTEERS AT DAYSPRING IN KYRGYZSTAN


UPDATE FROM OUR COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR IN KYRGYZSTAN

COSTA AND OLGA, shared this wonderful news.  We are looking here now for a person that could teach moms with disabled kids to do the massages.


LUBOV IS ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS.  
SHE IS TEACHING LANGUAGE/SPEECH LESSONS

OLGA SAYS....
I am so pleased with speech lessons, that Lubov is doing. She is amaizing, girls like it so much, they read poems, retell stories, pray and just have a good time. Today she baked pancakes, and brought us a blackberry jam. 


We have a total of three volunteers at Dayspring right now.  More about them later!  

DAYSPRING A MODEL PILOT PROGRAM TO DEMONSTRATE
WE DO NOT NEED TO SEND CHILDREN TO 
ORPHANAGES!

YES - WE BELIEVE
KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS