We invite you to join with us in walking for the kids of Liberia. Your personal involvement in our walk allows our kids to have an education that they would not otherwise ever be able to afford. We believe that education will change the future of Liberia. With a few small steps at a time we can make a difference!

Friday, April 29, 2011

One Family Making a Difference for Six Families!!

I don't know about you, but as a mom I certainly want to teach my kids compassion, how to serve others, help bring awareness of the world around them and how to work that into their lives.  I want to encourage them to reach out and realize that they are the future.  The more action they take, the better our world will be in the future.  I believe most of these values are taught within our homes when our children are still young.

I want to show you a family who is making a difference.  These 6 children are reaching out to another 6 children through school sponsorship.  Their sponsorship enables these Liberian children access to an education and through this education is how these children will be able to change their futures, not only for themselves but  for their families as well.  So, not only will they be having a huge impact on 6 children but for multiple people in Liberia!

It is such a blessing to give!  And the education our children receive back is not what you can find in a textbook.  It is the joy that grows deep within their souls.  I really believe that children like to give, we just need to help direct them to a resource and guide them.

Meet the 6 (yes, they are blessed with more) Green children who we are excited to help walk through the sponsorship program with.  We think they are going to truly enjoy building a relationship through letters and pictures, etc.

This verse is on each email that I receive from the Green family.  I thought it was great and so I wanted to post it here for you.

2 Cor 5:13-14a (NLT)
"If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Whatever we do, it is because Christ's love controls us" 

Take a stroll on over to this fun family blog to learn more about them!

Want to join in on the fun and change a life?  Email me and I would be happy to talk with you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Did you know?

Did you know that you can sponsor one of our Liberian school children and receive pictures, report cards and have contact with them through writing letters?

Did you know that you can change their life with as little as 25 dollars?  If you sponsor a child from Light Stream Academy for 25 dollars, you will enable them to attend the 2011-12 school year?

Did you know that when you sponsor a child, not only are you giving them a year of education but you are giving them HOPE.  JOY.  PEACE IN THE FACT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Did you know that when you sponsor a child YOU will be blessed, you will feel joy and peace and begin a journey of hope alongside them?

Did you know that our Liberian kids love it when another child their age writes letters to them?  Yes, even kids can sponsor kids!

Take a peek at some children on our SPONSOR A CHILD page.  Pick a child that you can sponsor, email me and start getting pictures, report cards and information!  Sponsor a child, your child, today!

*$25.00 covers cost of tuition only at Light Stream Academy*

Update on Twins

I would just like to thank all of you who have contacted us wanting to sponsor the twins.  It is wonderful to see people step forward and be willing to help!  We do have a sponsor for them now and are so thankful that their daily needs will be met.  We pray they will grow to be strong and healthy. Thank you all for your interest and love for these little ones across the world.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sometimes You have to Wander Off the Path

This blog is about kids.  It's about school.  It's about sending kids to school in Liberia.  I am passionate about this cause for sure, but sometimes you have to wander off of the path.....Tonite I am wandering just for a bit to bring your attention to another important matter.

Stephen is my program director in Liberia.    His wife is expecting a baby and we are so excited for baby Johnson to come!  BUT, this pregnancy has not been easy on her. We have been keeping in contact with doctors to make sure things are coming along nicely.  They recently have had a tragedy in their family.  It is with great sorrow we tell you that Stephen's sister has died exactly one week ago today giving birth to her beautiful twin children.  She delivered a baby boy and a baby girl!  This is their picture at one week old.  Left, baby girl and Right, baby boy.

The babies were taken to an orphanage.  This orphanage is overcrowded with too many children.  It is not a place where these babies can grow and be healthy.  Mercy is the woman in yellow.  She is the founder of this orphanage and has agreed to take the babies in and feed them for 2 weeks.  This coming Wednesday will be the last day she will care for them.

As you can see in this picture the babies are on the ground on an old foam mattress.

We have asked Stephen to go get the children.  That is where we are hoping you or someone you know  comes in.  We are hoping,  praying that we can find these children a sponsor quickly!  They will need food and necessities to take care of them in their foster placement.  Stephen and Rebecca cannot do this alone.  They do not have the financial means.

Here is a sweet picture of baby boy.

And a precious one of baby girl.

You or someone you know could help.  You can be their sponsor family.  And, they are letting sponsor family choose names for these two.  We don't know what mom was planning on naming them and so Stephen has expressed that he would like the sponsor family to choose.  Please consider giving these two a good chance at a long and healthy life!  That is a great gift to a Liberian child!  Infant mortality in Liberia is very high.

If you feel led to inquire more about these two you can contact me through email above or Donna Barber @ 715-415-4401.