She greets visitors at the entrance of the House of Grace (Dar-Ul-Fazl), a beacon of light tucked into the steep Himalayan hillside high above the crowded streets of Manali, India. Joy is the director of the children's home that provides complete care for more than 70 orphans and a quality education for 100 village children.
If you’ve stopped by the Orphan Outreach offices this year, you may have been greeted by Kari Munsell, a Dallas Theological Seminary student who served as an intern. She organized the vast library of Bible curriculum used by mission teams and assisted the missions department in preparing teams for their journeys. And she was a much-appreciated source of encouragement and support with special events.
We are honored to share this guest post from Timothy Martini, a missionary in Guatemala who has worked with Orphan Outreach to provide computers to the ministries we serve. Timothy and his wife set up vocational training programs and teach classes to disadvantaged children in orphanages and schools, in the hope they will develop skills that will benefit them for life.
Pastor Andy Fuqua of Pontiac Bible Church in Illinois traveled with Orphan Outreach to Guatemala. While there, he experienced a once-in-a-lifetime moment - one that was shared via Periscope with cheering friends in the United States. We are honored to share his personal story with you.
Chris Lemke sits on the steps of the Rainbow School, watching the children of House of Grace teach mission team members from Michigan how to play cricket. It's a view that never gets old for the Executive Director of Radio for Cornerstone - serving WCSG and Mission Network News. This is Chris' third time to India with Orphan Outreach, and he is more convinced than ever that engaging radio station listeners with ministries that provide tangible hope is the best way to open hearts to the transforming power of God's love.
Day 3- First day to visit Jubilee School: What I did not see today was luxury cars, manicured lawns or nice houses. What I did not see today was an orderly drop off line, perfectly clean and pressed uniforms, or a beautiful campus. No frantic stay at home moms or professional dads.
We are very excited that more than 260 people attended the 5th annual luncheon to hear what a difference the WOW auxiliary is making for orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala. Most thrilling of all, more than $50,000 was raised to help with the needs of the children in 2014!