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Trinity Family Fellowship Church – Yakima, WA

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Ryan said, “I was watching TV one day at night and I was going to bed and I saw them eating dirt. At first I had $25.00 and then I wanted to send it to Africa.” Ryan’s Dad said, God grabbed that money and multiplied it and Ryan was able to feed a lot of kids with that money and I’m just thankful that God is working in my son.”

Pastor Dennis Smith, Trinity Family Fellowship Church, Yakima, Washington, said, “Ryan has this heart for helping people.”

That night at church, after Ryan shared his vision of sending money to Africa to feed the children, he was able to give a $1,000 donation to Mission Feeding.

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Tulia Christian Fellowship – Tulia, TX

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Tulia Christian Fellowship, Tulia, TX – Pastor Rusty Gray states, “I pastor a great group of people in rural West Texas. Our church, Tulia Christian Fellowship is in Tulia, TX. We have been struggling with drought for several years here in the panhandle. We have been praying and trusting God for rain along the way, we have never lost hope or our faith in God’s goodness. A few months ago God laid it on our hearts to raise $5,000.00 to drill a well. We wanted the help others have clean water and hear the gospel. We stood on Proverbs 11:25 – that as we water others we will be watered also.

Since that Sunday six weeks ago we have raised the money for the well, and it has not stopped raining! It is pouring outside right now as I write this letter. Many of our areas have had over 10 inches of rain. All the weather forecasters say the drought in our area is over! We thank God for the rain and for answered prayer.

New Life Church – Canton, PA

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When children at New Life Church in Canton, Pennsylvania, heard that children in Nicaragua had never owned a pair of shoes, they wanted to help. Soon, they began raising money to send to LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project – not just asking their parents for the money, but earning it or giving from their own piggy banks. They set a goal to raise enough money for 56 pairs of new shoes. Their teacher, Marilyn, said her students asked if their gift of shoes could help children Nicaragua, and we were happy to say yes. When the children completed their giving campaign for LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project their efforts helped send a total of 300 pairs of shoes – far beyond what they could have anticipated!


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Getwell Road United Methodist Church – Southaven, MS

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Pastor Bill Beavers

“Making ripples at the church’s water station” is not something you see or hear every day in America’s churches. Yet every time Getwell Road Church members poured water into six tall cylinders located throughout the church campus, they were “making ripples” and investing in the Mission: Water for LIFE outreach.

Each drop of water in the see-through tubes represented dollars raised to provide clean drinking water for thirsty families in Africa.

The congregation, led by Senior Pastor Bill Beavers, raised $40,000 to drill and equip eight water wells in Africa during their unique fundraising campaign.

Families at the Southaven, Mississippi church worked together – making donations or hosting bake sales and yard sales to raise funds for the project.

Getwell Road Church made ripples for God’s Kingdom – ripples that will last well beyond their lifetimes.

New Hope Alliance Church – Angier, NC

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Pastor Daniel Kirk said, “Once this was announced to the congregation and how this could impact families in a third-world country, the youth, and those young at heart, caught an excitement for this endeavor. In an effort to raise funds for (Water for LIFE), our congregation chose to build step stools. As we began moving forward with this project, God began to show himself in mighty ways. A lumber company donated 90% of the material which was a tremendous answer to prayer! As a result of the financial and PRAYER support, God has blessed us with a gift of $4920.45, which will completely cover one well.

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Who would have even dreamed that this little church in the middle of nowhere would even be able to raise this money?”

Human trafficking is a global multi-billion dollar industry

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Thailand 01-2011 Day 4Deception; Coercion; Enslavement; Property; these words should never be used to describe a child’s life, yet tragically they are the norm for tens of thousands of Children around the world. Childhood should be safe, sacred, innocent, carefree, playful and full of opportunities, but in the sinister world of human trafficking and sex slavery, children are commodities, a means for making money. Today, human trafficking is a global multi-billion dollar industry and the third most profitable crime, behind drugs and arms trafficking.

All over the world, impoverished children and their families, particularly in rural areas, are the targets of deceptive promises of job offers that supposedly give the children a chance for a better life. In reality, instead of finding “jobs” in the city, young girls and boys are caged, raped and forced to perform sexual acts by pimps and owners for dozens of clients every day until their soul is destroyed and the body is simply a shell of brokenness, despair, shame and HOPELESSNESS.  This is not the will of God for these children and we can do something about it. 
Thailand 01-2011 Day 2Churches for LIFE is committed to helping children find Physical Freedom and Spiritual LIFE; to discover their God-given destiny, living free of the pain and degradation of human slavery. Currently, our efforts rescue young girls, boys and women from the streets and brothels in Cambodia, Thailand, India and Romania.
Through Mission: RESCUELIFE, we offer hope for a way out by focusing on three areas of outreach:
We REACH out to the children living in the rural villages where human traffickers most often target young children. We provide much-needed food and relief so families won’t need to look for more income by sending children off to find “jobs” in the city. Through our mission partners we hold village wide information meetings and provide education on the crime of Human Trafficking.
Thailand 01-2011 Day 2Our mission partners RESCUE children who live and work on the streets, providing a new home, a new family, education and training for future work opportunities.  Whether a child is being targeted or actually trafficked when they come to live in our LIFE Centers; they immediately find comfort and peace, from hot food, warm beds and loving smiles to the Christ Centered process of healing the heart, mind and body

We help RESTORE their hearts, minds and bodies to God, and His intended purpose by sharing God’s grace through biblical counseling.  For victims of human trafficking and sex slavery, it is often difficult to overcome the shame and brokenness of their pasts. Isaiah 54:4 is the hope we share through the Gospel of Jesus , “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth . . .

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john-yeatts-staffForever Grateful! 
 John Yeatts                                                         
John Yeatts
National Coordinator, Churches for LIFE
LIFE Outreach International 
817-267-4211 ext. 3420