by Mary Kathryn Tiller
When you sponsor a child through Orphan Outreach, the opportunity to impact that child’s life goes well beyond your financial donation. While many sponsors choose to travel great distances to meet their child, others opt for a more accessible option: letter writing.
There is a small classroom lined with shelves in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, each neatly filled with toys and learning tools. Small, wooden tables sit in the center with tiny blue chairs surrounding them. Globes, small enough to be explored by little hands, rest on top of a shelf, next to an overflowing pot of ivy.
I was recently discussing Christmas with my grandson Asher and could see the excitement of him thinking through what he would like under his tree this year. Of course, it is complicated for grandparents wanting to give a great gift but not upstaging the parents, not wanting to buy a gift that will nauseate the household with loud light saber noises, and not choosing something that will take up too much storage space—decisions, decisions.
The orphan crisis can seem complex and overwhelming. But living out James 1:27 by caring for orphaned and vulnerable children doesn’t have to be complicated. Orphan Outreach glorifies Jesus Christ by providing the essentials of care every child needs to thrive. Working with partners both in the United States and around the world, we help restore hope by meeting spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs.
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is the story of YOUR impact on the lives of children around the world. No matter how you became part of our global Orphan Outreach family, you are transforming lives and transforming the landscape of orphan care. Thank you.
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