To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends!
In this last eNews of both the calendar and fiscal year, I wanted to share some of the diversity of the programs that we do. Some help communities, others help individuals with extreme circumstances where there is no one else to come to their aid. We truly feel that we have made life-changing differences.
That's all possible because of your generosity. But, also it's successful because we have trusted people in the areas who make certain that we maximize every dollar in donations that we receive. We thank you and value your trust!
There is still time to make a 2016 tax-exempt donation to LifeNets in the United States. You can donate via PayPal or Credit card by clicking or pressing the DONATE button. Or, you can send a check to our address at the bottom of this newsletter.
We especially want to thank all of you who contributed prayers and funds to support people at risk of starvation in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. As we reported to you through our Facebook Page, they were quite desperate for help to provide planting seed and fertilizer for this coming season which began in November. With your generous donations we were able to supply there needs. Due to more than two years of drought, causing a serious lack of harvest, they did not have the means to purchase seed to put into the ground this year. No seed, no future harvest. You may remember that earlier in the year the Cincinnati United Church of God contributed funds to purchase grain for food.
Now we would like to report that the "planting rains," as they call them, are coming . It is when there is enough rain to soften the ground so that it can be worked and planted. We have received reports from all three countries that they are receiving rains and the fields are being planted. They are most grateful for your prayers and support.
For our people in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi rain is a matter of life and death, harvest or famine. They do not have the means to purchase the food they would need from a store. They depend on what they are able to grow. Please continue to pray for rains that will bring about an abundant harvest. Because of you, t
hey are looking forward to a better year in 2017.
My husband and I will be travelling to these areas in April and will visit with many of the people we help.
The new year means the beginning of another scholarship season. We have about 100 students receiving grants each year to help them with their education. This is a fantastic gift and it is making a difference in the lives of many of our young people throughout the Philippines, Mexico, South and Central America as well as in Africa.
We are working on a new improved up to date website that we hope to launch in the early part of the year.
Please read our other stories and follow us on Facebook at LifeNets. I'd like to hear from you about your thoughts. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, my husband and I, as well as the entire LifeNets Board of Directors, thank you with all our hearts for your trust in us.
Thank you for making LifeNets the charity of your choice.
Our love and appreciation to all of you!