Siba’s family started Blue Heaven Academy decades ago, as a way to honor the Lord for all He had given them. The school is perched on a hill in far northeast India, in the town of Aizawl—a town considered one of the most peaceful places in the country.
It’s five in the morning, and sisters Emily and Hannah Puder are sipping on warm cups of coffee, preparing to shoot the sunrise over Antigua, Guatemala. They are two of the eleven students who were chosen to participate in the first trip of its kind for Regent University and Orphan Outreach. Together, these students and their professors, Vince Williams and Peggy Southerland, were ready to find the stories of those served by Orphan Outreach — but they weren’t prepared to have their own stories impacted forever.
Within the past year, Orphan Outreach has welcomed two new team members to their home offices in Plano, Texas. Kelsey Storm and Breann Schwasinger joined Orphan Outreach in late 2017 and early 2018, respectively, and according to Ronne Rock, “they have quickly become known for their hearts for service and always-gracious attitudes.”
She would much rather be behind the stage than on it. Leadership comes naturally for Jimmy Westcott, recipient of the 2018 Children’s Hope Award, and that leadership has always been laser-focused on elevating others to meet philanthropic need. Finding herself standing before a sell-out crowd as they honored her work was humbling. And so, Jimmy did what she loves to do – she transformed an acceptance speech into a personal testimony to elevate the cause of orphans around the world.
Since the beginning of her career, God was preparing Brenda Rivera for her role as Executive Director of ANIFU (Associación Niñez con Futuro), Orphan Outreach’s partner NGO in Guatemala.
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