Christ is Sufficient to Carry us on our Mission

April 1, 2021 skvaughn
In the Old Testament, we see how God provided a way for people to deal with their sin. Once a year, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies, taking the blood spilled from sacrificial  animals. The blood meant the death of an animal as a substitute for the death of the priest and the
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Hell is Real: The Urgency of the Mission on Good Friday

April 1, 2021 skvaughn
As human beings, we don’t want to believe in Hell. We tend to want to see Heaven as a reality for anyone who is “good” and follows the rules. The world constantly tells us that anyone who isn’t truly “bad” will go to heaven, but this is not a biblical reality. The default for sinful
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Mission Kid for Parents

March 17, 2021 skvaughn
  Welcome Parents! Don’t Forget to follow along this week, and ask your kids about the lesson he or she learned today!   To watch videos full screen, simply click the square icon in the lower righthand corner.To be able to watch videos offline, click the download button in the top righthand corner.  Give Today!
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Mission Kid Resources

March 16, 2021 skvaughn
To watch videos full screen, simply click the square icon in the lower righthand corner.To be able to watch videos offline, click the download button in the top righthand corner.All Mission Kid 2021 resources can be accessed through the Dropbox share folder or through the links below.  Dropbox Share Folder Leader Guides Day 1 Lesson
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Social Dakota Case Worker

March 5, 2021 lifeline
:: Rapid City, SD :: Counsels clients concerning the options they have regarding an unplanned pregnancy, including factual information about each option, helping to develop an adoption plan if desired, preparing for the adoption process, and connecting with resources if no longer desiring to choose adoption. Also, establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families for the Domestic and International programs. Works with prospective adoptive families in processing a domestic or international adoption.
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Celebrating Our Social Workers for Social Work Month 2021

March 4, 2021 rachelmiley
In celebration of Social Work Month, we asked one of our case workers in Tennessee, Lauren Haun, about the field of social work and why she believes this work is “essential.” Lifeline is so thankful for our many skilled social workers on staff, and know they are making a difference as they strive to bring
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40 Years: Roots of Reconciliation

January 5, 2021 rachelmiley
“I HEAR YOU SAY YOU FEEL WORTHLESS BECAUSE YOU’VE MADE A MISTAKE. BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, I’M NO BETTER. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME IS THAT I HAVE HOPE. AND I’D LOVE TO TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN FIND THAT HOPE.”   – LIFELINE STAFF MEMBER TO BIRTH MOTHER  It was the
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Post-Holiday Transitions

January 1, 2021 rachelmiley
Children, especially those from trauma backgrounds, tend to find stability and safety in structured, predictable environments. Those two words are not typically used to describe holidays or winter breaks. Additionally, holiday breaks are short in nature, so the transitions are swift and bring abrupt changes and challenges in a short amount of time. Add cold
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The Steadfast Love of God at Christmas

December 25, 2020 Taylor Gatlin
Psalm 117 “Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!” (ESV)   The year 2020 has been one in which we can feel the collective weariness of our souls cry out to the Lord. The
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Change One Life — Stories of Impact

December 22, 2020 rachelmiley
  GEORGE Forgotten. Uneducated. Empty. George was born in Liberia, the 4th poorest country in the world, crippled by years of civil war. George was 1 of Liberia’s 100,000 orphans, who like his peers, were often overlooked and forgotten. When he was a young teen, George attended his first life skills camp, hosted by Lifeline’s
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Sanctity of Human Life 2021

December 16, 2020 skvaughn
All Sanctity of Human Life 2021 resources can be accessed through the Dropbox share folder or through the links below.  Dropbox Share Folder Be a part of Sanctity of Human Life 30 Ideas for Celebrating SOHL Small Group Lesson Plan Click Here Prayer Guide 10 Days of Prayer PowerPoint Slides Click Here  Social Media Graphics
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National Adoption Month — A Biological Sibling’s Perspective on Adoption

November 23, 2020 rachelmiley
By Jenny Riddle On the November 11, 2020 episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Boyd Christenberry, son of Kim and Bill Christenberry. Boyd gave his perspective on adoption as a biological child whose family was completed through adoption. Completion, Not Addition Boyd is the oldest of eight children. Five of his siblings
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Arkansas Pregnancy Counselor

November 16, 2020 lifeline
:: Little Rock, AR :: Counsels clients concerning the options they have regarding an unplanned pregnancy, including factual information about each option, helping to develop an adoption plan if desired, preparing for the adoption process, and connecting with resources if no longer desiring to choose adoption.
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National Adoption Month — Funding Your Adoption

November 16, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts When people first hear, “It will cost between $35-$50,000 to adopt,” there’s a quick gut response that usually follows — “How in the world could we ever afford that?” We completely understand. Your heart is willing and you’re ready to take the next step in faith, but your head is stuck running
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National Adoption Month — Finding Your Country

November 9, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts A little girl from China. A 12-year-old boy from Colombia. A baby girl from Louisiana. Three siblings from Bulgaria. God’s beautiful children across the world find their way home to their forever families through adoption. The process, although at times long and arduous, ends in a wonderfully woven tapestry of details that
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National Adoption Month — Why We Adopt

November 2, 2020 rachelmiley
More than a Photograph By Jessica Roberts, Lifeline Mom Our family’s journey toward adoption doesn’t begin like many of the stories we know. When my husband, Rhodes, and I were married, we didn’t have any intentional discussions about how we would like to grow our family. We weren’t like those couples that both happened to
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God's Matching Handiwork

October 31, 2020 rachelmiley
Written by Vickye Schultz, Texas State Director Submitted by Anna Pawley, International Social Worker Edited by Neisha Roberts, Written Content Coordinator It’s amazing how God’s hand watches over children that are matched with adoptive families. This story is one that no one has told nor read about until now. I had the privilege of watching
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Alabama (un)adopted Administrative Coordinator

October 20, 2020 lifeline
::Birmingham, AL:: Work in coordination with the (un)adopted team to administrate, coordinate and manage Lifeline’s strategic international orphan care initiatives through the ministry of (un)adopted.
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