by Christine Bolaños
She fell in love with Bungoma, Kenya, and the children of Madeleine School years ago. And now the legacy of Paula Hayes love will live on at the school which serves more than 250 children and their families.
Our Father - with two simple words, Jesus changed our understanding of God. Shocked the Pharisees. Humbled the crowds. Still staggers us years later.
We're honored to share the Orphan Outreach story of Elissa Cohen. Now a freshman at Texas Tech, Elissa traveled to Guatemala with friends in the summer of 2017. She says, "Guatemala changed my life."
2018 is here - a time for fresh perspective and big dreams for the upcoming year. 2017 was a powerful year for Orphan Outreach and global orphan care, even in the midst of significant challenges. In countries around the world, government resources for care of orphans and vulnerable children grew even more limited due to political unrest and corruption. Anti-evangelism laws passed in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe have led to some ministries closing down entirely. There is more scrutiny than ever on what defines an orphan, what quality orphan care should be, and who should be charged with providing that care.
In the mid 20th century a Peruvian priest lived in a “continent in which more than 60% of the population lives in a state of poverty, and 82% of those find themselves in extreme poverty.” Gustavo Gutierrez was in the middle of developing liberation theology, that would be controversial at best and Marxist at worst. Yet it originated as a call to all Christians to examine carefully the biblical commitment to the poor, and it has had a lasting effect on the development of social ministries in the evangelical church.
“What's in the best interest of each child we serve?” As you read through the pages of the 2016-2017 Annual Report, you’ll see the dedication of a global team committed to always asking this very question. You’ll see the power of partnership as we come alongside national ministries dedicated to individualized, Christ-centered care for orphans and vulnerable children. And most of all, you’ll see the impact in the life of a child and the heart of a community when we work together, sharing our time, our talent, and our treasure. Your faithfulness bears good fruit daily.
Join Orphan Outreach and 121 Community Church to serve our ministry partners in Honduras. This team is open to families and individuals that will primarily be serving the children of Jubilee school in La Era and the ministries of the San Jose Orphanage and NiCo in La Paz. Through the teaching of God's Word, crafts, games, and song, kids will learn and be reminded of the Father's great love and hope for them. Click here for more details.
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