Life Changers project with the Stantons

"Educating a generation of orphans one child at a time."

This summer our family hosted Nkosi, a teenager from Lily Orphanage in South Africa to visit us here in the US, his first travels outside of the orphanage.  He and others at Lily Orphanage are a generation of children who are, for the first time, surviving HIV and aging out of the orphanage.  They need life skills to lead independent lives.  Life Changers is a project to sponsor the education of each of the 120 + Lily of the Valley orphans.  The education could be academic for some and trade skills (farming, raising livestock, craft making) for others. Besides a financial contribution to a child, the relationship is so important.  Most of these children have little chance of adoption, so the relationship of Life Changers offers a child a commitment to their future through a relationship with a sponsor-sending letters and financial support and providing hope for their future. 

A team of volunteers travels back to Lily Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa every summer.  Our family is planning our return trip again in 2013.   We invite you to open up your heart and life to a vulnerable child and you too, might be powerfully impacted.

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