December 20, 2021                 No. 40
To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends!

As we are now coming to the end of 2021, we want to share with you some of the highlights since our last eNews. This is just a sampling of some of the projects and scholarships that LifeNets has supported with your help, and with the Ambassador Bible College fundraisers. Additional stories are posted on the LifeNets website. http://www.lifenets.org.
 
We want to wholeheartedly thank our donors who have generously supported LifeNets. You have provided us with the ability to keep up with our commitments to help as we are able.  
 
With the ongoing pandemic all over the world, we have not been traveling as before but we do stay in touch with the people around the world through WhatsApp, Zoom, and email. We continue to help many people with food, water, and basic needs. Now, with the tornadoes that have devastated areas across the middle of the United States, we are grateful for your outpouring of support again. You are all so very generous and it is appreciated! To the best of our ability, we will continue to help those who have expressed a serious need as well as keep up with the life-changing scholarships and needed projects.
 
Thank you for your prayers and interest over the past year. Please enjoy the stories in this eNews and please pray for God's continued blessings and protection for the work that we do. As you can see in these stories, our supporters have made a life-changing difference in the lives of many people.
 
Please go to our Website http://www.lifenets.org for more stories. You can also make donations directly from our site.
 
Again, thank you for your support.

With love and appreciation to all of you,


Água Viva School Construction/Expansion Progress in Angola
We are happy to show you the progress of constructing the upper level of the Água Viva school in Luanda, Angola. A virtual fundraiser was held by Ambassador Bible College on March 22, 2020, in the midst of pandemic lockdown. A record amount was raised to provide more than $30,000 towards this project. You can read some of the previous stories at 

Help for December 11, 2021, Kentucky Tornado Victims
Tornados tore through Kentucky Friday night and Saturday morning on December 10 and 11 and devastated many communities. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has called it "the deadliest" in the state's history. (The photo on the left courtesy of
State Farm, CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons.)

Mayfield, Kentucky was one of the hardest-hit areas. My heart goes out to people in this area because I used to live in Paducah about 25 miles north. I served the people from this part of the world when I was their pastor from 1974-1981.

The death toll in Kentucky has now exceeded 70, including 12 children as of December 15, 2021. The tornadoes hit much wider areas going through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois, leaving more dead. Six were killed when an Amazon warehouse collapsed in Illinois.
The photo on the right shows collections made at the UCG Home Office in Milford, Ohio on December 18. It was driven to Bowling Green, Kentucky later that day, We thank the Drury and Evans families for spearheading this action. We will continue to support the needs.

If you would like to help victims, LifeNets will make sure that your donation is used directly for victims' needs. Please pray for the families who have lost loved ones and for all people who will be without power and other services for some time to come.

If you would like to make a tax-exempt contribution, please go to the Web story at https://lifenets.org/lifenets-help-for-december-11-2021-kentucky-tornado-victims/.

Or, you can send a check made out to "LifeNets Tornado Fund" to:

LifeNets Tornado Fund
1227 Woodchase Trl.
Batavia, OH 45103

Thank you very much!

--- Victor Kubik
Linnie the Ox Multiplies
This is an outcome story going back to our Kids for Cows https://lifenets.org/kids4cows/ program that LifeNets enacted for several years. Children donated funds for cows, emphasizing a gift from children to areas of the world where children would be benefited. The children were given the opportunity to name the animal they funded.

An ox was needed to replace one that was poisoned by a snake, so the children chose the name "Linnie."

We received this story from Filius Jere in Chipata, Zambia:

"I can't wait until the time of the report to break the happy news about Linnie's multiplication to you. You remember originally the kind children of Richmond, Virginia donated towards the replacement of one of the LifeNets oxen that died. But instead of an ox, we purchased a heifer and gave it to Mike of Ngilile congregation because this was far away from cattle-diseased areas. Within a year, the heifer produced a female calf.

"Today, my wife Chosiwe and I celebrated the Sabbath with Ngilile brethren and received the happy news that the calf produced a second calf, a male. This has been passed on to a poor widow in the Church. All three animals appear in the attached photo. Aaron (Dean) was right about the heifer being an excellent investment!"
New LifeNets Primary School in Nalubanda, Zambia
LifeNets has constructed a new primary school in remote Nalubanda, near Mumbwa in the interior of Zambia. We are pleased to see this progress. This school is a one-by-two classroom block with an office in the middle.
There are no other primary schools nearby and this is the first of its kind in this area. It will be for primary grades 1 to 4 with two sessions morning and afternoon.

The Headteachers of distant schools are coming by to see this new school and one will be chosen by the community to head this school.

In October a local LifeNets committee of five went to the Mumbwa District Education Office to tell them about the school in the area and the need for teachers. educational materials such as books and also for furniture (desks, tables, and chairs), etc.

The subjects taught will be English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Knowledge, or any primary curricular taught in Zambian schools. The school has no name but we are suggesting it be called International United Church of God School, Nalubanda North.
2022 Calendar Mailed
The 2022 Calendar was mailed on December 9 to our donors and supporters. Each month features one of many varied projects and success stories of the past year including community centers, boreholes, youth camps. agriculture, cattle, support for Chernobyl, wheelchairs, scholarships, and more. Let us know if you would like to receive a free calendar.
Cover for 2022 LifeNets calendar
Aspirant Engineer in Malawi -- Scholarship Success Story
Here's a success story from one of our many LifeNets scholarship students, Tinyade Chonde from Blantyre, Malawi:

"Ever since I was young. I was told that I would always break things just like a boy would do, especially toys. Years later when it was time to choose the right career my parents were not surprised when I told them I want to go for a hands-on career. And with financial support from my father I obtained a certificate in Electrical installation but my heart yearned to go further than that, Electrical and Electronics Engineering course was my goal.
        
Without hesitation, I started my journey being an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. Amidst my pursuit for this goal I could see my dreams being shuttered as my father could no longer afford to pay for my studies, it was certain that I was to stop studying. With faith and hope I applied for a LifeNets scholarship and fortunately it was timely approved.
"I am very thankful to LifeNets for the support given, I already consider myself as an engineer. It is a very challenging course that’s dominated by men yet I am now about to finish my Advanced Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. My plan is to go for Bachelor’s Degree after completing this level.
"A heartfelt thanks to all who make LifeNets scholarships possible.

 "Psalms 9:1 I will give thanks to you Lord, with all my heart."

 Tinyade Rachel Chonde"  
Contact Information
 
LifeNets International
1227 Woodchase Trail
Batavia, Ohio 45103-2605

513 843-7744
513 201-8850

1227 Woodchase Trail
Batavia, Ohio 45103-2605
513 843-7744, 513 201-8850