Zambia 2019

Abbi Shipman Melissa, Texas

 

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to share with you my amazing opportunity to serve as an intern with Lifesong for Orphans in Zambia, Africa this summer! Both Lifesong for Orphans and the people of Zambia are dear to my heart and I am beyond thrilled to serve there for the months of June and July. While there I will be mentoring junior and senior high girls, playing lots of soccer to form relationships with the students and helping with worship. In addition, I will be serving the missionaries there and helping with teams who come to serve.

Since I was a young girl I have always wanted to serve in Africa and while I was in El Salvador the Lord had placed a burning desire to pray for Zambia specifically. I am humbled that he is now taking those daily prayers and using me to minister using my favorite things: soccer, music and service to others.

I am in need of financial and prayer partners to assist me in God’s great adventure. I am required to raise $3500 by the end of May, as well, I covet your prayers. Would you please prayerfully consider partnering with me?  Your tax-deductible contributions can be made to the address below. Honestly, raising these funds in such a short time seems like an unsurmountable mountain, however I believe with great faith and friends my feet will be on the ground in Zambia before I know it!

They say when God closes one door he opens another. Will you be willing to walk through this new door with me? I would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have about my time there or about the great things that Lifesong has been doing in Zambia. They truly are raising orphans to know the Lord and serve him. Thank you in advance and God bless you!

In his love and for his glory,

Abbi Shipman

 

Checks can be mailed to:

Lifesong for Orphans

PO Box 40

Gridley, Il 61744

Please note “Abbi Shipman Act# 98026 Zambia”


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “98026 - Zambia Ref: Shipman”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the project.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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 of  $3,500
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My Story

 

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to share with you my amazing opportunity to serve as an intern with Lifesong for Orphans in Zambia, Africa this summer! Both Lifesong for Orphans and the people of Zambia are dear to my heart and I am beyond thrilled to serve there for the months of June and July. While there I will be mentoring junior and senior high girls, playing lots of soccer to form relationships with the students and helping with worship. In addition, I will be serving the missionaries there and helping with teams who come to serve.

Since I was a young girl I have always wanted to serve in Africa and while I was in El Salvador the Lord had placed a burning desire to pray for Zambia specifically. I am humbled that he is now taking those daily prayers and using me to minister using my favorite things: soccer, music and service to others.

I am in need of financial and prayer partners to assist me in God’s great adventure. I am required to raise $3500 by the end of May, as well, I covet your prayers. Would you please prayerfully consider partnering with me?  Your tax-deductible contributions can be made to the address below. Honestly, raising these funds in such a short time seems like an unsurmountable mountain, however I believe with great faith and friends my feet will be on the ground in Zambia before I know it!

They say when God closes one door he opens another. Will you be willing to walk through this new door with me? I would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have about my time there or about the great things that Lifesong has been doing in Zambia. They truly are raising orphans to know the Lord and serve him. Thank you in advance and God bless you!

In his love and for his glory,

Abbi Shipman

 

Checks can be mailed to:

Lifesong for Orphans

PO Box 40

Gridley, Il 61744

Please note “Abbi Shipman Act# 98026 Zambia”


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “98026 - Zambia Ref: Shipman”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the project.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Getting Closer!

May 2, 2019

 Hi Friends! 

This week I got to meet with Kristie, who I will be working with in Zambia! So fun to see her in person while she was home in McKinney for a few days.I have heard such great things about her and she did not disappoint! 🙂 

She really helped me understand what my time will look like and I am beyond excited! I really just get to do life with the girls there, and if anyone knows me, relationships and doing life with people is just my favorite! During the school day I will be tutoring and then afterwards I get to be a part of bible studies on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Then I just get to hang out! 

Of course soccer gets to be a part of my time there too! I’ll be searching for some runners to help me get in shape for my soccer season that will start one week after returning home! 

I also will be helping with the teams that come visit.

I am more than excited to get there and see this place that many of my friends have called home and to make more friends of my own. 

Will you partner with me in prayer? I know it takes time for relationships to build, but will you pray that God speeds the time and that the girls will be willing to risk trusting me? Also, that I will have God-eyes to see what needs I can meet. 

Financially, God has faithfully provided the required money for my living expenses and now I am in need for the remainder $1500 of my $2400 plane ticket. Thank you for any amount you could help. 

May 30th, hurrry up!

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Comments

$56

Claire

May 17, 2019

“I love you, best friend!! So proud of you!”

$56

Holly-Rae

May 17, 2019

“Praying for ya!”

$100

Hidden

May 16, 2019

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Hidden

May 14, 2019

$50

Barbara williams

May 14, 2019

“This is from Grandma Barbara and Grandpa Terry”

$30

Jennifer

May 14, 2019

$500

Brian

May 13, 2019

“You’ve got this Abbi! We are praying for you.”

$100

Ezra

May 12, 2019

“God bless you Abbi!”

$100

Hidden

May 8, 2019

“For our Dear Abbi !!!”

$500

Mitchell

May 5, 2019

“Our hearts, prayers, thoughts, and support are with you, Abbi. We believe in you because we know your heart is committed to serving Christ by serving others. God bless you. Love, Mitch and Ruth”

$425

Shane

Apr 30, 2019

“Thank you for going to Zambia and serving there! You will fall in LOVE with that special place!!”

$150

Ed

Apr 30, 2019

“God will supply all your needs”

$20

Lori

Apr 19, 2019

“Praying for you! God bless your every step as you serve Him.”

$50

Linda

Apr 18, 2019

“God goes before you...keep following! Blessings on your adventures with Jesus.”

$25

Hidden

Apr 18, 2019

“You are doing great things!”

$25

Nita

Apr 15, 2019

“Praying for your life to make a difference in this place and in these children!!! God bless you, Abbi”

$15

Kendall

Apr 13, 2019

“Abbi, you will be missed not just by me but many other. I appreciate what you do and look up to you for it. Good luck and wish you the very best. You have the best soul and greatest personality of almost anyone I have ever met. Keep spreading the word of God like you do in everything. Hope to see you again!!!!”

$25

Dianna

Apr 13, 2019