Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Little Ways to Help

Friends - You all are helping us help kids in big ways and little ways.

Here's one more that we've told you about in the past, but it has updated to help us even more.

Check out the new search engine tool bar at www.GoodSearch.com.

GoodSearch.com gives 1 penny to Forgotten Voices every time you use their search tool and designate Forgotten Voices. It's SUPER simple. You can learn more here and download the toolbar to search. Simply enter in Forgotten Voices as your charity.

To date from your searches, we have raised nearly $1,000 ($934.00).

Many thanks!!!

-Ryan

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord"

As from today many kids will go back to school with their heads raised high and not feeling ashamed of being orphaned. Yes, orphans without anyone to call dad or mum and ask for school books, school shoes etc; But because of your help through the local church, over fifty children in Ndola's Mushili area have been given hope for a bright future. The Church, the body of Christ is demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ through your faithfulness in giving to the cause of orphans in this part of Africa through the ministry of Forgotten Voices International. FVI partners with local churches as they care for the spiritual and physical needs of orphans and widows. We need to know that these forgotten voices' hopes lie in the church's ministry. Never grow weary in doing good! I have personally witnessed the joy in the eyes of these kids; they just spur me to do more for the Lord. We thank you very much for your contribution to this cause; Words alone can never and will never express how much joy you have brought upon these children's lives. The Church has yet again demonstrated its love through your gifts. Indeed, "Every good and perfect gift comes from above..." James 1: 17.

Meet Diness Tembo: eight years and in grade two, yet already orphaned. Imagine her life ahead...will she reach twenty or even, as Ryan, reach thirty years without people like you, who love and care for her future...Tough isn't it? But today, because you have said "yes" to helping orphans in Africa, Diness, and many in her situation, have hope for a future. She may never get to know any of you, but today through your love she has been blessed with a school uniform, shoes, books and pencils. She will eagerly wait for tomorrow morning to go to school with a revived desire because her church cares for her. As the pastor gave her the shoes, her sweet words were; "thank you very much, God bless you". Your gifts to these little ones are good and perfect, because they come from the Lord.

Your fellow servant in God's ministry,

Remmy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Today: What I want for my 30th birthday

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Consider making a gift to help realize the hopes and prayers of more local churches in southern Africa as they try to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities. Give today and use your voice.
Previous countdown videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
17 days to go: Prudence
16 days to go: Held by Gunpoint
15 days to go: Harvard
14 days to go: You!!!
13 days to go: Kids Make Lemonade
12 days to go: Prayer
11 days to go: Sorrow to Hope
10 days to go: Remmy
9 days to go: Obert
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
6 days till 30: Mystery Woman
5 days till 30: Amon & Twapia
4 days till 30: Wandering Terminal B
3 days till 30: Private Thoughts - Journal
2 days till 30: Our Volunteers
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tomorrow is 30: Our Volunteers

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20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
17 days to go: Prudence
16 days to go: Held by Gunpoint
15 days to go: Harvard
14 days to go: You!!!
13 days to go: Kids Make Lemonade
12 days to go: Prayer
11 days to go: Sorrow to Hope
10 days to go: Remmy
9 days to go: Obert
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
6 days till 30: Mystery Woman
5 days till 30: Amon & Twapia
4 days till 30: Wandering Terminal B
3 days till 30: Private Thoughts - Journal
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Friday, September 18, 2009

3 days till 30: Private Thoughts - Journal

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20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
17 days to go: Prudence
16 days to go: Held by Gunpoint
15 days to go: Harvard
14 days to go: You!!!
13 days to go: Kids Make Lemonade
12 days to go: Prayer
11 days to go: Sorrow to Hope
10 days to go: Remmy
9 days to go: Obert
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
6 days till 30: Mystery Woman
5 days till 30: Amon & Twapia
4 days till 30: Wandering Terminal B
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

4 days till 30: Wandering Terminal B

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20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
17 days to go: Prudence
16 days to go: Held by Gunpoint
15 days to go: Harvard
14 days to go: You!!!
13 days to go: Kids Make Lemonade
12 days to go: Prayer
11 days to go: Sorrow to Hope
10 days to go: Remmy
9 days to go: Obert
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
6 days till 30: Mystery Woman
5 days till 30: Amon & Twapia
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5 days till 30: Amon Chiwasa & Twapia

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5 days till 30: Amon Chiwasa & Twapia




Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
Remmy: 10 days to go
Obert: 9 days to go
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
6 days till 30: Mystery Woman
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mystery Woman: 6 days till 30

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
Remmy: 10 days to go
Obert: 9 days to go
8 days to go: Sudden Death
7 days till 30: Sarah
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Monday, September 14, 2009

7 days till 30: Sarah

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Sarah & ZBA: 7 days till Ryan turns 30


To learn more about Sarah and her work as a Project Coordinator for the Zambian Baptist Assocation (ZBA)'s network of churches, one of which is led by Peter (pictured here with Sarah), visit a previous post.



Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
Remmy: 10 days to go
Obert: 9 days to go
8 days to go: Sudden Death
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

8 days till 30: Sudden Death

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
Remmy: 10 days to go
Obert: 9 days to go
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

9 days till I turn 30: Obert

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
Remmy: 10 days to go
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remmy: 10 days till 30

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
Sorrow to Hope: 11 days to go
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sorrow to Hope: 11 days till 30

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go
Prayer: 12 days to go
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Prayer: 12 days to go

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go
Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days to go

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kids Make Lemonade: 13 days till 30

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Previous Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go
YOU!!!: 14 days to go

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Monday, September 7, 2009

YOU!!! - 14 days till 30

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Past Countdown Videos
20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go
Harvard: 15 days to go

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Harvard: 15 days to go

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20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go
Held by Gunpoint: 16 days to go

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Held by Gunpoint: 16 Days till 30

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20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?
Prudence: 17 days to go

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Prudence: 17 days till Ryan turns 30

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See older videos from the Countdown to Ryan turning 30:

20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
18 days to go: Is this it?

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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

18 days till Ryan turns 30: Is this it?

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See older videos from the Countdown to Ryan turning 30:

20 days to go: Overview
19 days to go: Katie
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

19 days till Ryan turns 30: Katie

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See older videos from the Countdown to Ryan turning 30:

20 days to go: Overview
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What's this all about?? Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss. We ask that you share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

20 days till Ryan turns 30: Stories for You

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Are you nervous? Scared? Excited? Regrets?

Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, turns 30 yrs old on September 20th. Join him everyday in September for 20 stories that you won't want to miss...stories of the people, experiences, scary moments, and crazy encounters that helped him see God at work in the life of Forgotten Voices.

You'll want to share these simple stories of hope with your friends and family. Turn in every day as he counts down with you all and shares the stories that have made his life worth living, as well as what he hopes for in the next 30 yrs of life.

To learn more about Forgotten Voices or to give, visit us online at http://www.ForgottenVoices.org. Find out how you can use your voice to help vulnerable kids in southern Africa.