To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends!
Today, my husband Victor and I are leaving on a 29 day journey to visit South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. We have worked directly in the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God here. We are responsible for caring for about 1000 who attend Church regularly.
But, in its nearly 20 year history, LifeNets is most sensitive to the plight of people living in some of the poorest countries of the world. Both Malawi and Zambia rate in the bottom ten countries of the world, suffering from poverty and disease that one cannot turn away from. We have not. Care for the disadvantaged and vulnerable is a subject often spoken of in the Bible. We are given instructions to watch out for, care for people of lesser means.
While we can't solve poverty and save the world economically, we certainly can bring relief, comfort and opportunity. LifeNets provides this comes in the form of
agricultural support, education, cattle husbandry, water projects and much more..
Because of our bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we have come in contact with orphans who were left behind in the brutal wars continually raging in this part of the world. We have been there for them. On this visit we will be in close proximity of these areas, but will not actually venture into the Congo because it is too dangerous.
I'll have a report for you when we return about our findings and first-hand accounts of what we are doing to help.
We have had a good year in support from people like you and we are finding ways to help more. We have just increased scholarship aid to the Philippines.
In this issue I want to share with you current news. The first article is about solar lanterns, 120 of them that we are carrying with us,. So many people live in darkness because of continual blackouts. This affects work, studying and life in general. We are adding a small dimension of literal brightness.
Also, in this issue is the happy story of the delivery of a van/minibus for our premier project near Chernobyl, Ukraine. We have wanted to provide this vehicle to the rehabilitation center for nearly three years. And, it's finally come to pass after countless roadblocks and delays. Through another charity, we bought a van in Germany This charity then drove it in a convoy to Ukraine. The keys were handed over to the Director just a few days ago
I want to personally thank you for your well-wishes, prayers, encouragement and financial support. We truly believe that we have made a BIG difference in the lives of so many and have done it reliably now going on 20 years.
We do ask, as you are able, to help us with your tax-exempt gifts. On the home page of our website you can donate via PayPal or credit card,
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!