Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lifeline of Georgia and You

Lifeline Children’s Services has now been in Georgia for over a year and half. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the families of Georgia, and God is doing a great work here. We are steadily growing and have strategically placed workers throughout the state to better serve you. We have workers and partners in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Rome, Savannah, Tyrone, and Valdosta. However, even with the addition of many workers throughout the state there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and serve.

Lifeline, as much as we are an adoption agency, we are a ministry that focuses on serving and loving birth mothers. In Georgia, we need counselors and mentors who have a heart for loving, listening to, caring for, and serving women in crisis situations. If you have a little time and love to give and feel called to serve women in need, we have opportunities for you.

We also have volunteer opportunities for those who do not feel called to client services. For those of you who have worked in offices, you know how valuable volunteers can be. If you live near the Columbus area and would like to serve, there is plenty of work to be done to further the kingdom, and bring children home to their forever families. We would love to have you serve with us.

Although we have grown a lot in a little over a year, we need to grow more. We have numerous families adopting, but the orphan population is still estimated to be between 143,000,000 to 210,000,000 orphans. We want to get the message out to Christian families in every city in Georgia that Lifeline Children’s Services is here in Georgia, and we are passionate about impacting the lives of orphans here in Georgia and abroad. We can achieve this goal with your help. We need you to be a point person within your church and community. You can help by partnering with us to hold a presentation or informational meeting in your church or local business. We have all the tools, and we will conduct the meeting; but we need you as the local representative to steer the heart of your friends and family to the anguish of the orphan, to make your co-workers and community members aware of the severity of the orphan situation, and to inform everyone you know of the impact that they can make in the life of a little boy or girl who wants nothing more than for them to be their mommy and daddy.

And if you do not have the time to volunteer, we have other opportunities for you to change the plight of the orphaned worldwide. We are now helping children in the U.S. and ten international countries find mommies and daddies, but there are children in many other countries that we will be able to rescue if you will partner with us. There are orphans in nine additional countries that we striving to rescue in the near future, and your donations can bring them home. The fees that our families pay do not cover the entirety of the adoption cost; your gift enables them to bring children into their home where the children experience the love of a mommy and daddy, and you experience the blessing of playing an essential role in helping us make that happen.

But most importantly, the orphans worldwide need your prayers. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. Every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan. Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but, each year 14,505,000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen. Each day 38,493 orphans age out with no family to belong to and no place to call home. In Russia and the Ukraine, studies have shown that 10%-15% of these children commit suicide before they reach age eighteen. These studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals (2008). Keep these children in your prayers. Ask for the Lord’s provision in their lives, and ask how He wants you to be a part of their provision.

As you pray for the children, also keep our workers in your prayers. Our workers work tireless, long hours fighting for the lives of fatherless and motherless children. Pray for their endurance and for their families.

In conclusion, thank you for all the support that you have given Lifeline as we have grown in Georgia. Pray sincerely about how you can impact the lives of orphaned children in Georgia and worldwide. I am eager to partner with you as we change the lives of orphaned children forever. If you are interested in serving or partnering with us, you can reach me directly at 706-571-3346 or at daniel.taylor@lifelineadion.org. God bless you and thank you for your prayers.

Daniel Taylor
Georgia State Director

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