Archive for February, 2016

One Year Anniversary of Death of Tom Peine

February 28, 2016

Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Tom Peine. He was LifeNets Chairman for many years…right up until the time of his death. He was visionary and enabling of many of our programs and a key factor in LifeNets tremendous success to bring great outcomes for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. It was an honor to work with him.

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Johnnie Lambert Helps with Prisoner Re-entry

February 25, 2016

In Estonia: Redemption, Restoration, Release. A Ten Year Commitment on the part of Johnnie Lambert to help in the re-entry into society of prisoner Valdur Vesingi after serving 14 of a 21 year sentence in the Tartu maximum security prison. I have visited Valdur three times on my visits to Estonia in the past ten years. Wonderful story by Johnnie at


LifeNets Supports Halfway House in Tartu, Estonia

February 24, 2016

One of our prisoners was brought here after his release from prison in May 2015. This project really fulfills our mission by helping people get on their feet and become self-sufficient. Included here is the heart-warming story about our prisoner, Valdur Vesingi.


2 New Scholarships for Future Kenya Teachers!

February 23, 2016

In Kenya, LifeNets adds two new scholarships for future teachers of English and Primary School. Congratulations to Catherine and Willis!

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Maize for Malawi & Zambia

February 18, 2016

In November 2015 to February 2016 LifeNets has helped stressed Malawi and Zambia with over $3000 in food support and farm grants. This included providing 92 needed bags (50 kg each) of maize. The rainy season normally starts in November and that’s when the plants start germinating. That didn’t happen this year and there is a crop failure. Read report. Shown are bags of maize similar to what we provided.


Computer System Donated to “Revival” Centre near Chernobyl

February 15, 2016

LifeNets has worked with the “Revival” Centre of Rehabilitation for Disabled Children for the past 20 years and has just donated a computer system that helps children with coordination. The Centre is located 30 miles due west of Chernobyl and many children suffered from the radioactive iodine released in the infamous 1986 nuclear accident. To this day we are close friends and supporters of the courageous doctors who privately started a rehabilitation for children when the government wouldn’t. Now they are helping war victims from Eastern Ukraine. See Dr. Vasyl Pasichnyk’s latest report.

Cherobyl computer

LifeNets Community Outreach Project in Western Ukraine

February 15, 2016

We support young people’s group that does a fantastic job in helping in the city of Khust and neighboring villages. Vladislav Yurishko is the organizer. Read about all the wonderful things these young people do in economically stressed Ukraine and the wonderful example they set for all.

Ukraine Youth

Oasis of LifeNets School in Malawi

February 14, 2016

Oasis of LifeNets Nursery School – another LifeNets project in Lilongwe, Malawi that the Luker’s and us visited in April 2012. It was also visited by Barry/Sandy Korthuis and Scott/Collette Lockwood a few months later. See lots of photos and story of our building this nursery school in busy shopping area of Malawi’s capital city.

Oasis School

LifeNets Has Helped Malawi Orphan

February 14, 2016

LifeNets has helped orphan Sinta in Lilongwe, Malawi. First met her on visit in 2012 along with Denny and LeeAnn Luker. Here’s her story.


Estonian Prisoner Released to Halfway House LifeNets Helps Support

February 4, 2016

Estonian prisoner Valdur Vesingi released May 22, 2015 after 14 years of incarceration. He is met by family and friends who have been helping him transition to a life of freedom. Johnnie Lambert, our senior pastor in the Baltic Republics, has tirelessly worked to help Valdur. While in prison, Valdur translated much UCG literature into the Estonian language. LifeNets is helping support the halfway house that Valdur will be living in for some time. I have visited Valdur at the Tartu Vangla prison several times on my visits to Estonia.
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