by Mary Kathryn Tiller
For the past twelve years, Orphan Outreach has made it their mission to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children on the planet. An essential part of Orphan Outreach’s approach has been partnering with local schools and creating educational support systems to meet the children’s educational needs. These efforts have been so successful that Orphan Outreach is now facing a new problem: determining how best to support a child ready for higher education.
It has been nearly 30 years since Ukraine gained their independence from Russia with the fall of the Soviet Union. Since that time, the Ukrainian people have attempted to rebuild their country, despite rising tensions, a faltering economy, and an ongoing war between Russia and Eastern Ukraine.
The invitation to travel with Orphan Outreach came in the midst of a very hard season for Cobi Porter. The spring of 2009 was one of loss and hardship; but according to Cobi, saying yes to that trip gave her hope God was not done with her yet.
Can one person truly make a difference? This is the question we so often ask ourselves, especially when it comes to orphan care and short-term missions. The number of orphans in the world is staggeringly overwhelming and we often ask ourselves, “What can one person really do?”
The sixth annual Children’s Hope Dinner benefiting Orphan Outreach was an evening of inspiration for the nearly 600 guests in attendance. The event raised more than $400,000 to support ministry efforts in Central America, Asia, Africa, eastern Europe, and the U.S.
“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 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