Since 1999, after I read “Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen, Rembrandt’s painting has been my favorite. I’ve read dozens of books and articles that analyze his famous painting. In the painting Rembrandt captures the moment of embrace;
Orphan Outreach is celebrating a decade of care for orphans and vulnerable children, and we're inviting our US-based staff to share their thoughts about the ministry and its mission - and we're giving a sneak peek into their lives and loves. When Mike Douris welcomed Rey Diaz as Executive Director of the ministry, it didn't take long to understand why he had chosen the former pastor and missionary. Rey's commitment to orphan care, coupled with his genuine passion to see everyone engaged in service, energizes all who are around him.
Honduras, one of the most economically insecure countries in Latin America, is home to an estimated 170,000 orphans according to UNICEF. These children are oftentimes subjected to a lifetime of poverty and lack of opportunity for advancement. But government officials recently entered into an agreement with Orphan Outreach and other NGOs to launch a pilot foster care program aimed at finding homes for displaced children that could have profound effects on the future of the country’s youth.
Christi and Dan Ucherek never imagined they would willingly leave their families, jobs, and friends in Illinois in favor of re-settling in Guatemala, where they juggle raising four children with full-time mission work for Orphan Outreach. Despite all the unique challenges that come with the lifestyle, the Uchereks wouldn’t have it any other way. However, they caution anyone considering missionary work to prayerfully weigh the pros and cons before making the life-altering decision.
The distance between Ohio and China is 7,110 miles, or more than 14 hours in flight. Yet when Adam and Johanna Speas met their daughter, Jenna Mei, in Xuzhou, it took no time at all for them to fall in love.
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