by Julie Cramer
Orphan Outreach is celebrating a decade of care for orphans and vulnerable children, and we're inviting our US-based staff to share their thoughts about the ministry and its mission - and we're giving a sneak peek into their lives and loves. What a powerful way to close out the year than with Amy Norton, our director of programs for Eastern Europe, Africa, and India. Amy's story is our "why." Her heart reflects our mission and vision. We pray you are inspired and challenged to serve orphans well after reading her words.
She’s quiet and thoughtful, and will quickly tell you that she’d rather you go on a mission trip than to hear her talk about hers. For Gina Blough, life has been transformed by saying “yes” to short-term missions – a decision that began with a longing to travel to Africa.
Orphan Outreach is celebrating a decade of care for orphans and vulnerable children, and we're inviting our US-based staff to share their thoughts about the ministry and its mission - and we're giving a sneak peek into their lives and loves. Tiffany Taylor Wines is one of the founders of the nonprofit, and her passion is a family affair. Little did we know that talking to her would reveal a secret - her name really isn't Tiffany!
Mechimeru,a rural town in Bungoma County in northwest Kenya, is home to families facing extreme poverty and, in many cases, children who live with extended family due to losing parents to AIDS. For the last few years, Orphan Outreach has partnered with ACK Madeleine School, which serves 272 children in the area. The ministry partnership includes a school social worker, clinical professional, an agricultural program, urgent needs, and monthly sponsorships for students that provide quality education, two nutritious meals a day, and more.
No one has ever seen God. Or have they?
“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.
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