Monday, February 5, 2018

JEREMIAH YOUTH GIVING FORWARD

UPDATE

WHEN OUR JEREMIAH YOUTH GIVE FORWARD

ASKING FOR SOME HELP for JONABEC's PROJECT

Jonabec is one of our family children in Tokmok Kyrgyzstan. He has been with us for about 6 years. He is doing extremely well academically, with one more year at university [IUCA]. After that he plans to continue with a master's degree.

On my recent trip to Kyrgyzstan I was chatting with him and he shared about a project that he had come up with. in his words...THIS IS HIS REQUEST in HIS WORDS..

"Charity project:
Aims! To sew 45 sets of bed linen and present them to the nursing home in Kemin. To give women from low-income families an opportunity to earn money. Who will do it? Team of students who have desire make kindness to other people. What we will get? Happy faces of grandpas and grandmas. How you can take part in the project?"

I was pleasantly surprised..... a young man wanting to care for the elderly. He and his friends have raised about $250 US dollars for the materials and sewing. He needs a total of $400 US dollars.
If you would like to help, you can donate to LAMb, and we will see the money gets to him. There's a donate button on the blog.

Thanks
THE LAMb Team

Sunday, January 14, 2018

SENSORY PROCESSING AND THE IMPACT ON YOUTH IN CARE

BANGALORE, INDIA
JANUARY 2018

TRAINING:
 SENSORY PROCESSING
 AND 
EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Ephesians 4:12-16

We (Johanna and Ruby) are here in India - while Lynn is in Kyrgyzstan. We are all working to help children and youth who have suffered from loss and other traumatic events in their lives.  We also know that each of the youth we care for have needs way beyond our understanding.

Yet, we are committed to sharing what we know - this information delivered through training and consultation.  Over the last few days and in the many days ahead we will be training trainers and practitioners who care for children and youth who were either exploited, abandoned or abused.  One major area of training for the time in India is in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder and Emotional Regulation.  

Studies tell us that 16% of the school-age children have Sensory Processing Disorder - that is 1 in 6!  We, who serve children need to know and understand what this means.  How do we learn?  We STUDY, READ, ASK AND FIND THOSE WHO KNOW.

Children are suffering and are waiting for you to help!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Beyond to IMPOSSIBLE

BEYOND THE IMPOSSIBLE

We can never underestimate the power of our Heavenly Father in our lives.  We look at such earthly barriers and challenges and say - IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.  Yet we see the impossible ACCOMPLISHED again and again in our lives as we walk with Him.

  • Impossible:  For this orphan go to university.
  • Impossible:  For us to make our ministry budget this month.
  • Impossible:  For this child with disabilities to have an adopted family.
  • Impossible:  For this missionary to connect with government leaders.
  • Impossible:  For this project to "get wings."
  • Impossible:  For us to get this ready in time.
  • Impossible:  For us to find funds for this building project.
  • Impossible:  To find a volunteer for this activity.
  • Impossible:  To launch the Global Capacity Building project.
  • Impossible:  To complete all we have scheduled.
ON AND ON!!!!!  Yet, as we step into 2018 we look at each one of these challenges we faced last year as ACCOMPLISHED!  YES ACCOMPLISHED!

And not one of these is due to us being anything special - just trusting in Him - the creator and maker of our journey.  

In November - with a schedule heavy ahead - Ruby had a "stop" in her schedule.  While in Nicaragua, signs of trouble sent her back to North America and into the hospital for open-heart surgery.  Yet, the impossible was accomplished.  Not one training had to be canceled and we ended with a three-month outcome that is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER - GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING


And now - as we head into 2018.  Lynn is heading to Kyrgyzstan in January - Bryan is heading to Botswana in January - Ruby and Johanna are heading to India in January. 
 
And this is JUST IN JANUARY!  
IMPOSSIBLE?  NOPE!  
NOT WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AT OUR SIDE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 
KEEP BELIEVING

The LAMb Team



Sunday, October 1, 2017

TAKING A STEP INTO SUCCESS - ONE DAY AT A TIME

YOUTH THAT WILL LEAD
THE
WAY

We are so proud of this young man - his success is HIS HARD WORK and commitment to succeed.  Janibeck is a young man where resilience shows.  And look here - on the Dean's List at the International University of Central Asia!  Yes - Success - one step at a time.  GREAT JOB Janibeck!  We are very proud of you!


Janibeck
Educat. achiv. in IUCA, 3 gr.:  3.5 from 4
Age: 21y.o. (25.04.96)
Came to program: 28.04.2014
Future goal: Continue studying in the Master's program in the USA


Genya
Educat. achiv.in high school, 8 gr.: excellent student
Age: 14y.o.(18.07.2003)
Came to program: 29.11.2011
Future goal: to finish school well and become a confectioner and cook


Aima
Educat.achiv. in IUCA, 4 gr.: 2.7 from 4
Age: 23y.o.(11.04.1994)
Came to program: 2015e.- 2016 beg.
Future goal: continue study in the Master's program(magistracy).


JUST A LITTLE REVIEW OF FOUR AMAZING YOUTH WHO ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THEIR DREAMS AND GOALS

We have 7 youth in University this year.

Thank you sponsor for this support - one child at a time - heading for success.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

LIFE IS PRECIOUS - HELPING YOUTH UNDERSTAND THIS - CRITICAL TODAY!

JUST A FEW THOUGHTS
Jeremiah 29:11
"...for I know the plans I have for you...."

Over the last number of months, we have been preparing to conduct training for trainers in the area of Suicide Intervention and Prevention for Adolescents.  Today - we are en route to carry out this task. And as we sit here in the airport - my heart is heavy with the knowledge that vulnerable, exploited and orphaned children walk wounded, lost and feeling hopeless.  And as a result, youth are suiciding across the globe feeling hopeless, worthless and helpless.

Yet there is hope!  Who is going to share the message?  Youth need caring adults who will come along side of them - sharing the message of their worth, their value, and their purpose.  As a dear friend, Pam Parish says - who will  "step into their story?"

Sometimes their stories are full of trauma, loss, and sadness. They need an adult who will listen, care for them and coach them.  Someone to believe in them.  Their journey is fresh and uncharted. That is where the helping adult can be most supportive - helping youth who are suffering - learn the skills needed for navigating the pressures of adolescents. 

Bullying, poverty, judging, cliques, criticism, reminders of difficult and/or traumatic experiences such as abuse or neglect are a few of the pressures put on an adolescent.  The pressures that most adults would find difficult today.  And today our youth are walking this journey without the resiliency factors we adults have learned.  Yet, we can offer this resiliency back - by stepping into the life of a hurting child, building a relationship, teaching them to problem solve and learning to manage the conflicts of life.  We can introduce them to their Heavenly Father.

Our LAMb team is committed to the youth we work with - committed to helping and serving.  We are committed to teaching and training - to sharing the message of resiliency, life and safety.  Step by step we can work together as we reach out to those around us who are vulnerable.  We can be a voice in their story,  the voice of HOPE.

Thanks,
The LAMb Team


Monday, July 3, 2017

THE MIRACLE OF FAMILY

DAYSPRING 
IS ABOUT 
REUNIFICATION AND PERMANENCY



We are so happy to now be in contact with the father of one of our Dayspring girls - who has been with us for several years - Kristina! 

Her father even came to visit her.  He lives in Russia.  He came with his new family and two little girls (Kristina's sisters) one is 6 and the other is 3.  

Kristina spent time with her family from Russia and her birth father helped her with the process of getting her passport and getting registered with a family member who lives in Kyrgyzstan.

This is a beginning - starting to build a relationship - open connections.  Kristina is so happy to have been able to reunite with and visit with her father.  

Please just pray for wisdom and direction as we move slowly with this new beginning.

CHILDREN BELONG IN FAMILIES!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS - CONFERECE

KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS
Conference in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Video Recap


Bringing leaders together to strategize and inspire - to bring children into families.

Believing in a Kyrgyzstan Without Orphans

Thanks for your support - a difference is being made!

CHILDREN ARE GETTING FAMILIES

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