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January 11, 2013

Connie Alessi to speak at Life Community Church

Ada —  

On Sunday, Jan. 13, Connie Alessi, president of Life Link, a non-profit international organization dedicated to rescuing and improving the lives of children, will share her vision with members of Life Community Church in Ada during the 10 a.m. service. The service is open to the public.

Beginning its 11th year of operation, the Claremore, Oklahoma-based organization began with a cry for help in March 2002. Alessi and her husband, David, were in West Africa participating in a Bible School program organized by missionary friends.  On their final day, Ms. Alessi was approached and handed an infant by an AIDS-infected mother who — knowing she would die from the disease — wanted someone to take care of her child since there were no orphanages in the town.  While it was not possible for Ms. Alessi to keep the child, the incident was the painful inspiration for what has become an organization that has reached hundreds of children in West Africa and more recently, the Philippines and Mexico.

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