Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mission Mania #1

Our fund raising concert called "Mission Mania" is tomorrow evening (1/25/2008) at 7:30pm at Troy Christian Chapel, 400 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy, Michigan 48085. We now have performers from over 7 different churches performing.

Hopefully this will be the first of many such "Mission Mania" benefit concerts to support various mission projects around the world. This one is supporting the KINDLE Orphan Outreach in Malawi, Africa. My involvement (& my friend Cindy's) on the actual work team to Africa fell through, but we are hosting the fund raising concert for the kids anyway. We are ALL members of ONE World-Wide Christian Church. Local group names and agendas should not stop God's work in any way.

"We are ALL missionaries and our "Church" is not defined by the walls of our buildings, or the locations of our homes. The little child praying before she goes to bed in Malawi, Africa is every bit as much a part of our "church family" as the person setting next to you in the pew on Sunday morning." ~ Steve LeFever (1/24/2008)

I will update this site after the concert and let you know how it went. We are hoping to have a huge turnout for the kids and will be having a bake sale and some inspirational items for sale after the concert to help support missions as well.

Keep Smiling.... and remember Romans 8:28...".... For we know that ALL things work together for good, to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose."
~ Steve


Sunday, January 6, 2008

KINDLE Orphan Outreach Fund Raiser

This is proving to be an Exciting New Year! We are in the process of setting up a fund raising concert for the trip to the KINDLE Orphan Outreach work in Malawi, Africa in February 2008!!! Our concert is being set up with volunteers from at least 4 different churches; Troy Christian Chapel, Orchard Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Woodside Bible Church, and Kensington Church.

It will be held at the Troy Christian Chapel, 400 East Long Lake Road, Troy, MI 48085 on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. There will be music, singing and other items to purchase to support the trip, such as bookmarks, framed photos, music CD's, and even a bake sale.

The KINDLE Orphan Outreach trip is sponsored by Extreme Response International and is currently assisting 700 orphans in the small country of Malawi, Africa. This is a different kind of orphan work. It is managed by assisting families in surrounding villages in taking in the children with no families. AIDS is a big cause of the explosion in the orphan population and not only are the children helped with food, clothing and education, but with health care as well. This approach is beneficial both in providing an actual family environment for the children, but it is ultimately African people helping African people at its best.

Our trip is beginning the middle of February and the main team will be there for two weeks. I will be staying on and will be there just over 3 months, helping with the installation of the electrical wiring, carpentry, and just like any other mission trip, whatever else comes along. Hopefully, my first aid training in the U.S. Navy will also come in handy.

Enjoy the New Year and come and join us for the concert if you are able! Those who are not able to attend may send donations directly to Extreme Response International to benefit this trip:

Extreme Response International
P. O. Box 345
Snellville, GA 30078-0345

Just put in the memo line it is for account: # MAL0801 - Steve LeFever

You can also visit my web site and view and purchase the bookmarks and framed photos there:

May GOD BLESS all those who support His work! Hope to see you there! Have a GREAT YEAR!!! - Steve