by Ronne Rock
Mindy Van Andel’s passion to serve orphans and vulnerable children began in high school. At 17, she traveled to Africa for three months. “When I was there, it was such a life-changing experience for me as a teenager that I began to pray that, if I ever had children, God would allow me the opportunity to go on mission trips with my kids.”
Covering adoption fees without going into debt isn’t as difficult as it may seem.
Matthew 6:9 - This then is how you should pray, “Our Father who is in heaven…”
Nepal is considered one of the world’s poorest countries, with almost a third of the population living below the poverty line. Many regions in the country are lacking in basic education, nutrition, and medical care. Devastating earthquakes in Kathmandu in 2015 pushed 1 million people into severe poverty due to lack of aid, and restoration within communities has been extremely slow. Many family members are forced to travel to other countries to find work, and trafficking is not uncommon. With few jobs available and a desperate need for money for the basics of life, the buying and selling of individuals for both labor and sex trade is a huge problem.
When he was 10, a shy boy named Aarav* was surrendered to Gan Sabra, an orphanage for HIV+ children in India.
“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 Orphan Outreach and 121 Community Church to serve our ministry partners in Honduras. This team is open to families and individuals that will primarily be serving the children of Jubilee school in La Era and the ministries of the San Jose Orphanage and NiCo in La Paz. Through the teaching of God's Word, crafts, games, and song, kids will learn and be reminded of the Father's great love and hope for them. Click here for more details.
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