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Help Wanted - Orphan Advocates

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Help Wanted - Orphan Advocates

  1. 1. Help Wanted: Advocating for Orphans in different Seasons of Life
  2. 3. How can I make a difference? <ul><li>Spiritual Employment Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you good at? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you enjoy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The vulnerable kids need you! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What can an 11 yr old kid do?
  4. 5. Just a little makes a difference!...
  5. 7. www.kidscaring4kids.org
  6. 8. Coffee for a Cause <ul><li>Create shop @ your church </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally conducive to talk orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Think Missionally. Act Intentionally. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.gobena.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/7673568 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Adoption Funding Tool <ul><li>Help a WIDOW & ORPHAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative tool to remove financial barrier </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A team fixes up a widow’s home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation provided for free to widow (donated labor & construction materials) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship donations help fund adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this help fund adoptions? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% of donated sponsorships are used for adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disbursed as Adoption Grant & Adoption Loan (thru Lifesong) </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98PD-O97N3I&feature=player_embedded
  8. 10. Zambia Liaison <ul><li>Successful management career: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same “people skills” to mentor, coach, guide and lead team in pharm industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put to work in leading our Lifesong Zambia teachers, director, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar operational, electrical, and mechanical skills in large poultry farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put to work in water supply, renovation projects, sanitation & living conditions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Creating business/employment <ul><li>Talapia farm, banana farms, etc.. </li></ul>
  10. 13. How can I make a difference? <ul><li>Spiritual Employment Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you good at? What do you enjoy? We want you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, Educators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter-writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship – starting micro-business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical & dental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building a team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/IT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photography/videography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Your Church + Indigenous Church… India Liberia Ethiopia Honduras Ukraine Zambia
  12. 16. 1 st United Church – Gridley, IL <ul><li>mission trip </li></ul><ul><li>letter-writing rel’shp </li></ul><ul><li>engage Sunday school kids </li></ul><ul><li>$40 allowance, $20k+ </li></ul><ul><li>Transport van, desks/chairs, feeding program, curriculum, etc. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Overview… <ul><li>Inviting You!...engaging the Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We firmly believe that the only way we can change kids' lives eternally is by engaging the US church and the indigenous church to come alongside the needs of orphan children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider 3 year commitment to sponsor/”adopt” one specific orphanage or orphan care initiative (Ukraine, Zambia, India, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly Mission Trip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team of up to 12-15 people visit an orphan care initiative/facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime opportunity/synergy – US church, local church, and the children…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VBS & work projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letter-writing / Skype interactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly letter writing to 1 or more specific orphan children you sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype web cam feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financially support CCP ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>financially support the indigenous program and mentors (in country staff) that will do the year-round, daily mentoring and discipleship. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 18. What can ONE person really do? <ul><li>If you think you are too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kenyan proverb </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t fail to do something, just because you can’t do everything </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 19. 10 Ways to Care for Orphans… <ul><li>www.hopefororphans.org </li></ul>
  16. 20. Pure Religion… who is more blessed?
  17. 21. “ The greatest tragedy in life is not death …but rather a life lived without purpose ” ~ Pastor Emmanuel Jones (Liberia)
  18. 22. Kendall’s Story… <ul><li>The story of KC4K </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTKxwJM0jY </li></ul>
  19. 23. “ It doesn't take a lot to make a difference” <ul><li>$5 buys shoes </li></ul><ul><li>$10 buys a school uniform </li></ul><ul><li>$150 buys a bike </li></ul>
  20. 24. Fun!
  21. 25. <ul><li>http://www.dance4lifesong.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/16175619 </li></ul>
  22. 26. Orphan Advocates - Liberia <ul><li>Keith & Kay…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sold business / wants to serve orphans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocating for orphan care initiative in Liberia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using their unique gifts & skills to be Liaison </li></ul></ul>
  23. 27. Lisa Feist <ul><li>fluxokc.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yW2rv2v2E&feature=player_embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>skylineokc.com/missions </li></ul>

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