by Orphan Outreach
Thank you to Austin South, our Regional Director for Latin America, for sharing this month's Shine Brightest devotional.
A cross-country move is often met with a jumble of feelings including excitement, reluctance, and a great deal of anxiety. For Diane Thompson, moving from Chicago, Illinois to Plano, Texas was all of that and more.
Nestled in the Honduran mountains, sits a small white chapel with a stained-glass cross. Its humble walls hold the heartfelt praise and quiet prayers of seventeen children and their surrogate parents, Mike and Kim Miller. Together they are building community and a family through their organization, Hope of Jesus Children’s Home.
We are honored to count Ronnie Mosley—a humanitarian photographer with a heart for the vulnerable and a passion for story—as a friend. He has traveled to almost every country we serve, gathering up images and heartfelt moments. His website, CapturingGrace.org, is where you'll find inspiration upon inspiration. We're sharing part one of his two-part series today—the story of hope found in brokenness in a former Soviet naval port. Part two publishes soon!
No one can argue against the fact that the world we live in is full of brokenness and despair, and outside of Christ, it can easily seem hopeless. It is also consumed with self-indulgence and self-promotion, often at the expense of those around us. As Christians, we are called to not conform to the ways of this world (Romans 12:2); we are to live in the world but not of the world.
“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