by Rey Diaz
No one has ever seen God. Or have they?
When it comes to providing a full continuum of support for orphans and vulnerable children, the topic of residential care has been a lightning rod for more than a century. Opinions are often polarizing, and those who long to serve orphans often find themselves in the crossfire of heated arguments.
Faith Explosion Kid’s Camp may be small in scale but its impact spreads far beyond its facility in Lone Star, Texas. The camp evangelizes children in third to sixth grades providing them with a fun and safe place to worship and grow in their faith. This summer, the children learned about the opportunity to touch the lives of children in rural Guatemala and immediately sprung to action.
We are honored to work alongside amazing, faith-filled friends in every country we serve. They are our "boots on the ground" brothers and sisters in Christ who work with orphans, vulnerable children, families daily, and they advocate to community and church leaders, and government officials. They are the ones first to hear the stories of pain - and the stories of hope. Dan and Christi Ucherek are full-time missionaries serving in Guatemala. She manages our sponsorship program there, and he oversees the Community Care Center in Chimaltenango. Their latest testimony gives a peek into the transformative work happening there.
On a recent mission trip, we took the children of San Jose Orphanage to the Caves of Taulabe.
“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