by Mike Douris
Just as the COVID 19 pandemic was growing in the United States, I was in Guatemala and Honduras spending time with our ministry partners. I was reminded once again of the many wonderful works the Lord is doing in Guatemala and Honduras through our great on the ground team. One of several things that happened on that trip was a situation that I feel really defined who Orphan Outreach is and what we continue to strive to be in all our programs. We have the incredible opportunity to partner with both the Guatemala and Honduras governments on welfare reform, in Guatemala with the central authority for adoptions and permanency and in Honduras with DINAF, the child welfare agency assisting in implementing a new foster care system.
When Caitlyn Moynihan was just fifteen years old, she was invited to travel abroad on her first-ever mission trip. The experience captivated her, and she has returned nearly every year for the last ten years. Having just returned from her eighth trip to Guatemala, Caitlyn has been reflecting on the ways in which God has shaped her life through the stories and friendships she has gathered over the past decade.
The road to change is long and winding, yet it is not without its milestones. These moments in time are worth recognizing and celebrating. Last month, Orphan Outreach’s Honduran NGO, Asociación Manos Extendidas (AME) shared in the celebration of a very big milestone indeed: the graduation of the very first cohort of families trained for foster care.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Orphan Outreach and the children we serve together globally. Together, we restore hope for orphaned and vulnerable children.
According to Rey Diaz, life is not a spectator sport. It’s meant to be lived with passion and purpose, pursuing the call God has placed on your life. For Rey, that passion lies in serving the “the least and the lost."
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is the story of YOUR impact on the lives of children around the world. No matter how you became part of our global Orphan Outreach family, you are transforming lives and transforming the landscape of orphan care. Thank you.
Join us in building relationships with the children in the La Paz community through service at the NiCo community outreach program and local public schools. This trip is open to members of 121 Community Church and individuals wanting to serve in Honduras. Register now - the deadline is July 1st!
Have you ever thought about traveling to India on a mission trip? Hear directly from the trip participants and India Director about why you should go. #orphanoutreach #india #missiontrip