August 20, 2023                 No. 46


To our LifeNets Supporters and Friends!


Once again, we sincerely thank you for your interest and support of LifeNets and its outcomes in the lives of so many around the world. Thank you for your trust in us to deliver aid through a network of friends, humanitarians, pastors, and partner organizations. We are now in our 25th year of operation.


I want to tell you about a special book authored by our niece and nephew Heather Gidcumb and Colin Kubik.  It is a coloring book that highlights Ukrainian culture called Colorful Ukraine. It has made quite an impression on its release. 

It debuted with some startling statistics. On Amazon it was the top new release in “Children’s Customs and Traditions Books” It was also top new release in “Cities and Architecture Coloring Book for Grown-Ups” and number 73 in overall “European History Books."


Every page has a short description both in English as well as Ukrainian. Heather started this project last year about how to give back to Ukrainians hurting through the war as well as having a desire to teach others about the beauty within Ukraine. It features 25 unique drawings that highlight Ukrainian culture and traditions. You can see a reel of the book here that shows what it looks like inside.


30% of all profits will be donated to the "Revival Center" in Chernihiv through LifeNets. The book can be ordered on Amazon here.


Speaking of Chernihiv, where we worked with the "Revival" Centre of Rehabilitation for Disabled Children, the city center was rocketed with a hypersonic missile on Saturday, August 19. Our Center is located 500 yards from where the missile struck. It killed seven people and injured another 111 that included children. None of our children or staff at "Revival" were hurt.


In this wearying time of war dragging on for the past year a half we have continued to provide support for the vulnerable, such as the elderly and children in the war zones, notably Kherson. You can read our updated stories on the LifeNets War Blog.

LifeNets delivering supplies from Western Ukraine to the Kherson region.

In this issue of our eNews we feature stories about recent projects helping with boreholes providing life-supporting water for communities, scholarships that are changing the lives of the disadvantaged, livelihood development and a new pre-school.


We deeply appreciate your involvement in joining us to help others -- please let us know if you have any comments or questions.


Again we thank you for your support. We appreciate those who have made recurring tax-exempt donations. This is most helpful in our planning of programs. Please visit our donation page.


Thank you for your trust and for making LifeNets your charity of choice.


We love and appreciate all of you!


President and Chairman

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New Borehole in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)


We are financing a deep borehole in rural Côte d'Ivoire on the southern coast of Western Africa. It is a $17,000 project of which LifeNets is funding $15,000. It involves widening a road for access. It will greatly bless the village of Blolé. We received word that water was struck on June 9, 2023 at the 532 foot level.


Tim Pebworth is managing this project and we are so happy to see its success He exclaimed: "This is such a blessing to the village of Blolé, I can't say how incredible this is for the village and the surrounding area,"


The first phase of the project was to widen the road leading to that section of the village where the borehole was drilled. The borehole drilling was at the height of the dry season before the rains come in early/mid-June. This will be followed by installing a water tank. 


This is a report from Tim Pebworth on June 9, 2023


Hello Bev,


The final depth of the water table was 162 meters! We drilled right at the end of the dry season and the person in charge noted there was an “upper water table,” not as deep, but he indicated that we needed to drill to the lower water table given his experience. There were crowds around the drilling rig and one of our church members went underneath the geyser even with the white sediment coming up with the water from that depth. It was so exciting! They just can’t express the incredible joy at seeing this new water source be available in the village.


They are ready now to construct the water tower, do final water quality testing and set-up everything so that villagers can have daily reliable access to the water.


Tim 

Scholarship Program Update


At any one time we have more than 100 students actively studying through a LifeNets scholarship. We feature two of those people in this newsletter to give you an idea what this program does in the lives of these people.

South Africa


Conrade Zinhumwe lives in the Johannesburg area. He is originally from Zimbabwe and has endured many difficult challenges in life, yet he’s not allowed them to defeat him. He is shown on the right with his pastor Arthur Fisher and one of his children.


Conrade writes:


"I would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude to those who helped me to get a scholarship. It has provided me with an opportunity to child my education foundation as a husband and a father of two. 


I am studying BCcom in International supply chain management. I am currently completing my second-year modules. I chose to study two modules this semester because of my commitment to God’s Feast of Tabernacles. I want to have enough time to fellowship with my fellow brothers.

The institution added extra modules to my program which means I will be left with six out of twenty-one modules in my program, I am planning to continue with 2 modules per semester to improve my grades in case I decide to pursue a Ph.D. (Honors Degree) after my current studies. I will finish my studies in May/June 2025 if everything goes as planned.


My goal and prayer is to have a secure job in the international supply chain and logistics industry as a manager in that area and to have the financial freedom to attend investment and entrepreneurship classes to improve my financial education `

Malawi

"I Juliana Kachali have been studying a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences at Unicaf University, I graduated on 3 August, 2023, it was such an amazing day, a memorable day. It took place at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. I have a degree in Computer Science.


I will still be running the LifeNets Business Centre shop while I look for a job to help me expand the Internet cafe. I would like to thank my LifeNets family for their unconditional support throughout my studies.


I look forward to carrying on the LifeNets legacy of helping others.



Juliana Kachali

Read more about our scholarship program on our website at https://lifenets.org/category/programs/scholarships/

Zambia Honey Project


This livelihood grant will benefit 50 people in a community in Lusaka, Zambia. The products sold will be bee's wax and honey. Also, this will benefit the ecosystem with pollination of local orchards and fruit trees.


This project is managed by Felicia Talama. See more photos here.

Ngililie, Zambia UCG / LifeNets Nursery School


We are happy to show you how building a Community Center that has had a use as a church meeting hall also serves the community through the week as a pre-school. We thank our leaders in Eastern Zambia for their forward-looking outlook for the community and the expansion of LifeNets support.


See more on the story with photos at https://lifenets.org/nursery-school

The Kubik Report Podcast


Please check out our eclectic and popular podcast that regularly features episodes about what LifeNets is doing in people's lives. We are found at https://vkubik.podbean.com/


We are also found across many major podcasting platforms including Pandora, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and many many more by simply searching for "The Kubik Report."

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