December 13, 2017                                                     Issue No. 30
In this issue
To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends! 
 
Our LifeNets Website has the following statement on the home page:

What We Do 

Education, Food Security, Water, Orphans, Agriculture, Cattle, Livelihood, Habitat, Wheelchairs, Clinics, Schools and much more.... 

Bev Kubik
Beverly Kubik
We help in many ways as we are able. Of the above items that make up our mission, we have been involved in most of them in some way over this past year. Education remains our greatest focus. We thank you for your help because without your support none of it would be possible. It is making a difference in the lives of many people providing an opportunity for them that they would not have otherwise. 
 
In this e-news issue we would like to share with you a few of these stories. 
 
Please read additional stories and follow us on Facebook at LifeNets. Write to us at  info@lifenets.org.  Check out the look of our newly redesigned Website at  www.lifenets.org. 
 
Our LifeNets Business Center in Lilongwe, Malawi is providing a valuable service to the community as well as providing a few jobs. Rolling blackouts throughout the poorer countries of Africa can be extremely frustrating so the solar panels are proving a valuable service when there is no electricity. The third shop has just opened as a beauty salon and barber. Your prayers and support are appreciated in all that we do. Two additional areas are also using solar now as the need becomes greater and greater.  
 
My husband and I, as well as the entire LifeNets Board of Directors, thank you with all our hearts for your trust in us. We do work with people on the ground in the various countries and know how the funds are being used. Most of our staff are volunteers. We have no full time employees. 
 
Thank you for you interest in the work of LifeNets. We thank all our donors who have  been so enthusiastic to see people succeed in life. 
 
Please continue to donate as you are able, we cannot do it without your help.
Thank you for making LifeNets the charity of your choice.  
 
Our love and appreciation to all of you!     
 
Beverly Kubik  
President 
LifeNets 2018 Calendar in the Mail
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Our 2018 calendar showing photos of projects and activities was mailed out to our friends, supporters and donors last week. 


Rachael Boise manages the calendar insertion machine.
Latin America Scholarship Report 
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LifeNets has provided Latin American students more than $25,000 annually in scholarship support.  This program here have been ongoing since 2001 when we started in El Salvador and Guatemala.  Over these years, we have been happy to see many happy outcomes in their lives as they have become responsible citizens, and pillars in their churches as they trained for lifetime careers.  Overall, we help more than 100 students a year.

Here are a few letters from our students.    

Romina Quezada Carnaton, Santiago, Chile

Hello,

I am Romina and am finishing the second year of Publicity at the University. I'm doing well and am satisfied with the career. This area of communication needs a lot of creativity and that's why I like it so much. The scholarship that they give me helps me a lot with my monthly costs.  I'm very grateful to LifeNets.


Esteban Morales Sanhueza, Valdivia, Chile

Hello LifeNets, 

I am Esteban Morales Sanhueza and I live in Valdivia, Chile. I am currently studying my last year of my university career to become a civil engineer. It has been quite an experience to be in college, and the LifeNets scholarship has helped me a lot in multiple situations. 
I want to say thanks for all your help. 



Yuri Gómez De Leon, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dear LifeNets,

My name is Yuri Gómez de León, a student of the Agricultural Engineer, with Orientation in Sustainable Agriculture. I am studying in San Marcos, Guatemala. 

I also want to tell you that I'm studying another career, Food Processing Technician, at the Technical Institute of Training and Productivity. As you are aware, these types of careers are practical and requires many raw materials for each learning activity. I want to express my thanks and gratitude for your affection and contribution to my training. In addition, I would like to thank you for the immense help you have offered, not only for that, but also to give me the opportunity to continue my studies and try to achieve my goals.

Read more about the recent Latin America scholarships at  https://tinyurl.com/y8vrcb68

More about the LifeNets Scholarship Program on our Legacy site at  http://lifenets.org/scholarships.
Livelihood Development Beauty Salon in Malawi
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E&M Ladies Smart Salon and Barbershop opened December 12, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. This is a LifeNets livelihood development project that will serve a community and provide an income to the Mitimoni family whose chief breadwinner is unable to work because of health. 

The salon will provide haircuts, hairstyling, and any related services. It is located in the LifeNets Business Center in Mchesi area in Lilongwe. It has potential to provide services in the neighborhood that may not otherwise be offered, especially considering the recent frequent power outages. The LifeNets Business Center is powered by solar.

Esther Mitimoni and her sister Miriam will operate the salon. Esther was previously assisted by LifeNets to obtain a certification for working in a salon. 

 
Wheelchair success story  
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This is a success story about a typical wheelchair story from a kind donor to a grateful recipient. The story of the chair's donation is on this site at  http://lifenets.org/nice-wheelchairs-come-lifenets/.  The chair was stored for about two months at the United Church of God home office.  On August 24th, the family of the recipient came by to pick it up.


Recipient (Dad shirt) and son along with  with Tim Sipes and Victor Kubik

Thank you so much from the Freeman family for your generosity. 

"I told my Mom and Dad about your wheel chair. My Dad had a major stroke a few years back. He has severe disabilities from the stroke and he is only 58 years old. My parents are on an extremely low budget as he had to retire and live on disability. He will come along with us to pick up the chair and wyou can meet him for yourself. He actually cried a little when I told him of your chair because he would love the independence."
-- Jacob Freeman

Since 2000 LifeNets has been matching wheelchairs from donors to recipients who have deeply appreciate being able to have the mobility that they had not been able to have before.  You can read more about LifeNets wheelchair work at  http://lifenets.org/wheelchair
and see our special site where people with wheelchair donations and those needing them can meet.   Go to  http://lifenetswheelchairproject.org  where people with wheelchair donations and those needing them can meet.  

Sewing Machines for Solwezi, Zambia
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On April 17, 2017 we personally delivered two sewing machines to two ladies in Solwezi, Zambia.  You can see the outcome of their sewing skills on the image on right.   Beverly Kubik presenting two treddle sewing machines. 

Solwezi is located in northwest Zambia on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.





Contact Information
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