September 28, 2022                 No. 43
To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends!

Thank you for your recent contribution to LifeNets! Support from people like you helps us continue to help others around the world. It has and is making a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged people.
 
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Visit by Chernihiv kids to farm
Children from Chernihiv on a respite from war-torn areas of Ukraine
These last few months have been challenging for us at LifeNets as we deal with the tragedy of war in Ukraine. A primary focus has been to provide relief for children from heavily bombed Chernihiv which is close to the Russian border.

One of the stories in this newsletter is about a special summer program where we helped provide a camp setting for about 100 children from Chernihiv, Ukraine. More than 40 of them are disabled. Conditions change daily and you can keep up with the latest news through our Website or go directly to our war blog

At the same time, we are maintaining our scholarship program and providing financing for clean water boreholes in South Central Africa.

In addition, we have facilitated other projects. One was for an immediate need for fertilizer in Zambia. We also have helped facilitate fund-raising for WRRU.ORG, a Ukrainian organization focusing on the needs of Ukrainian farmers. Food shortage is a serious concern.

LifeNets is also happy to assist and partner in a relief effort to provide assistance to those affected by heavy flooding in Letcher County, Kentucky. Catastrophic flooding claimed the lives of at least 37 individuals and displaced thousands more.

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder performed at Timbercrest RV Park in Millersburg, Ohio, on September 22 to benefit those who have been affected by the deadly flooding.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder perform benefit concert.
Again we thank you for your support.

We love and appreciate all of you!
President and Chairman
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Malawi Scholarship Happy Ending

Our featured scholarship mention for this issue is about Memory Chapamba (right) in Malawi:

"It is with great pleasure that on the 25th of May 2022 Memory Chapamba graduated with a Diploma from Malamulo College of Health Sciences. He is doing an internship at Neno District Hospital as a Clinical Officer. Thank you LifeNets for being part of his journey."

The Developing Nations Scholarship Program is transforming the lives of young people in developing countries around the world. They will have an education and a degree in their own country that will help them with gainful employment. LifeNets has served students in the following countries since 2001: Armenia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ukraine, Philippines, Zambia, Malawi, Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Read more about our scholarship program on our website at https://lifenets.org/category/programs/scholarships/
Responding to Immediate Need for Fertilizer in Zambia

This project provided fertilizer and certified seed for 80 families in Eastern Zambia. Through Chosiwe Jere many have been taught successful small-scale conservation farming techniques which has been a blessing for the families in the region.
But, due to a "perfect storm" of factors including timing of rains and planting, supply chain issues and food shortages, and increasing costs with inflation, there was a dire and urgent need for proper fertilizer and certified seed in the face of shortages and rising prices.

The goal was to raise $8,000 for 80 families interspersed throughout Zambia. We were able to reach 80% of the goal by mid-August for these families that absolutely depend on farming for their very lives.
Empowering Young Girls in Malawi

Juliana Kachali, who manages our Internet Cafe at the LifeNets Business Center in Lilongwe, Malawi is passing on some of the knowledge that she has received through her LifeNets scholarship. She is selecting a few girls in her community who could not otherwise afford lessons and teaching them basic computer skills. Thank you, Juliana!
Top: LifeNets Business Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi where our Internet Cafe is located.
Bottom: Juliana Kachali and young girl students.
Summer Respite from War in Ukraine

As mentioned we helped provide a sanctuary for about 100 children from war-torn Chernihiv to western Ukraine. We thank all our helpers in Khust, particularly Ivan Yurishko and his son Vlad as well as the Salvation Church. Other churches and volunteers in the community also stepped up to help.

We have received this report about the two-month camp in Transcarpathia. This report comes from Vlad Yurishko and Ivan Palchey, the pastor of the "Salvation Church" in Khust that oversaw the activities of the camp in nearby Shayan.

Here is a letter from the pastor:
At the dining hall Shayan
Children in the dining hall
"I think that you are closely following the news that is happening in Ukraine, so I would not like to write a lot about unpleasant realities.

"We pray for people who are in danger, and that God will help people survive the winter, especially those who were left without gas and electricity due to the war. We continue to pray that the Lord will stop the enemy.

"We are still living in wartime, often sirens, unpleasant news, dead soldiers are being brought to town as well as refugees who have lost their relatives, homes, and everything they had. There are not many joys. But at the same time, there is something to be happy about. On Sunday, August 14, we (Church of Salvation) spent a wonderful day with children from Chernihiv. We organized both groups of children (in total there were 100 children from Chernihiv) as well as children of refugees living with us (another 20 children). It was a really interesting and enjoyable day.

"We started our meeting as children of God with a prayer that the Lord would protect everyone, and at the end of the day we saw God's mercy because no one was injured and everything went well. We have prepared a program for children in the form of children's Christian songs with movements, glorification, an interesting story about Jesus Christ, games, fruits, ice cream and many games with children.

"Pastor Ivan Palchey"
World to Rebuild Rural Ukraine (WRRU.ORG)

LifeNets has partnered with The World to Rebuild Rural Ukraine a charity fundraising project aimed to help Ukrainian village citizens rebuild their homes and restore their small ag production capacities after damage by Russian military forces. Our relationship was arranged through Neal Kinsey who is the director of Kinsey Agricultural Services.

Victor Kubik interviewed Roman Grynyshyn, founder and CEO of World to Rebuild Rural Ukraine (WRRU) when he and his family visited the US. Roman has been working for more than ten years with Neal Kinsey. Roman speaks first-hand about the war in Ukraine and its impact on agriculture. Ukraine is strategically important because it supplies food to more than 600 million people in the world. Their website is www.wrru.org. Roman and his wife Lesya (shown above) are from Kyiv but live currently in Germany. 

The Kubik Report Podcast

Since June of this year, we have been doing a weekly podcast that often includes stories about the people LifeNets works with.

Subjects include discussion about our participation in aid to Sri Lanka, Myanmar, psychology, personal development, leadership, world events, and more. Find us on any URL address line by simply typing in "The Kubik Report." We are available on many podcasting platforms.
Annual Report Online

Our latest Annual Report is available online for your perusal on our LifeNets Website. It includes a summary of operations, board of directors, and reports about selected projects including wheelchairs, scholarships, India, Ukraine, boreholes, and more.

A 990 report will soon be online and made available to anyone requesting it.

The location for this information is online at https://lifenets.org/newsletter
Contact and Donation Information
 
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1227 Woodchase Trail
Batavia, Ohio 45103-2605

513 843-7744
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1227 Woodchase Trail
Batavia, Ohio 45103-2605
513 843-7744, 513 201-8850