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Lily teen’s dance video by volunteers Christy and Dan

Dan Lee volunteered this Fall at Lily Orphanage and was so inspired with the work there that he decided to return to Lily again in the beginning of the year,  volunteering for several months.  There is something undeniably captivating about Lily Orphanage for so many people to be affected in the same way.  Dan spent much of his time with the teenage boys at Lily teaching them photography, study skills and being a mentor to these young men.  He has devoted his time and expertise in photography, videography and website design for Lily.   Our kids were delighted to have him stay at our home for a few days this week.  We have met so many talented, generous people who are now like family.


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God is Enough by Lucrae

We so impressed with them ladies, Who be drivin' Mercedes Who be drivin' them crazy And we gotta be crazy We so impressed with them fellas Who be makin' them jealous Who be makin' them stellas And we gotta be crazy I'm so impressed King who on the throne Who left his heavenly home Never did a thing wrong They crucified him on A tree, there he made It was crazy how it set the stage For his resurrection from the grave That gets me amazed You can be the flyest man With a hundred grand in your hand Swag right, sag tight And a Gucci fan You can be the richest, be the smartest, be the hardest, all of that But I guarantee before I die they all are fallin' flat

[Hook:] Used to want a lotta things All the stuff that's on TV Education, cars, and clothes Fashion lights and jewelry Focused on the wrong stuff Now I got my eyes on you And now I know that

[Chorus:] God is enough-nough God is enough-nough God is enough-nough You are enough-nough Never too much-uch More than enough-nough God is enough-nough You are enough for me Party like the fast life, hurry this the last flight Chasin' all your dreams, this right here could be your last night And man you finally got your cash right But it never seems to last right You know you sick of lookin', you sick of chasin' I think you know the truth, you just don't wanna face it Your life is empty, though you havin' fun You never satisfied, you never get enough You go from thrill-seekin' to pill-poppin' From heavy drinkin' to club-hoppin' You just can't stop it, like you're a slave And you chasin' nothin' all the way into the grave

[Hook:] [Chorus:] Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want Takes away my fears, you restore my soul Off into the sky, the dead in Christ arise To be with you forever, see with the clearest eyes Quench my inner thirst, there's something more in life No money, cars, relationships compare to joy in Christ Love that falls from selfish ones that like to flirt with self- destruct No need to stut, know what I want, to keep it, but my God's enough

[Hook:] [Chorus:] I don't need these worldly things, no-oh I don't need these worldly things, no-oh More of you and less of me, G-od More of you and less of me, G-od I don't need these worldly things, no-oh I don't need these worldly things, no-oh More of you and less of me, G-od More of you and less of me, G-od

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Coming to NY!!

Lily Orphanage

Brendan, Suzy and Luke Stapleton

An orphan will be coming to visit us this summer with Brendan (CEO of Lily) and Suzy, Brendan's wife. He has never been on an airplane or traveled far from his home at Lily Orphanage. He can't believe he'll see NYC. Brendan and Suzy decided to bring an orphan with them instead of one of their three boys. They seem like parents to all of the orphans.

For the last few weeks our family has been working with a team of volunteers organized by Redeemer, the Manhattan church where Ken and I attended as students.  Everyone is bringing their unique skills to the projects we will be working on at Lily Orphanage in So Africa. There is a finance team who will be mapping out sustainable ideas to generate income at the orphanage as well as helping entrepreneurs and individuals in the surrounding community. A medical team of optometrists and a dentist.  Other team members will be engaging the kids through a sports camp, arts & crafts, and music.

Our fundraising project for this mission will contribute to Lily’s Computer Center with much-needed equipment and software that will be invaluable for the children, staff and the neighboring villages.   We are taking Stephen, Julia and Christine in hopes of providing a deeper education that will inform the rest of their studies and their lives.  It will take some sacrifice and a great deal of courage, so we ask that you keep us in your prayers, specifically for healing and a future for each of the children of Lily, and for compassion, wisdom and humility in our attempts to meet the needs of Lily.

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