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I am amazed at the joy...

It was the summer of 2017 when Julie Treadwell first packed her bags and boarded a plane for Guatemala. “I went with my two daughters who were 13 and 14 at the time,” Julie says.  “We went on a mother daughter trip and we signed up at the last minute primarily for social reasons.  One of my girls was having troubles with...   continue

Care to Make It Through the Days

Word has gotten out in the small corner of a northeast India village that Zamawii is receiving a special gift. The 70-year old grandmother lives in a two-room shanty carefully perched on stilts, resting against the side of a cliff. There are two benches, a small bed, and a makeshift kitchen with a hot plate and little else...   continue

Days of Hope RESTORED through Sponsorship

Orphan Outreach radio partner WCSG recently hosted Days of Hope, an on-air drive designed to share the power of sponsorship with their West Michigan listeners. In just two days, EVERY student at Patmos Junior School in Nairobi, Kenya, was sponsored. Each sponsorship provides support for boys and girls who might not otherwise...   continue

Orphan Outreach Receives Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

For more than a decade, Orphan Outreach has been known for its commitment to financial transparency and accountability. Now, the global ministry has earned a 2019 Gold Seal from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Not only is financial information available through GuideStar, but...   continue

Orphan Outreach Adopts Family Support Center in Russia

There are few services available to help adoptive and foster families in Russia. Sometimes children end up back in an orphanage or foster care due to that lack of support. That is why Orphan Outreach had to step up when it was learned that a local program which offers these services among many others was losing funding. A...   continue

Newest Ministry Partner in Guatemala focuses on Every Child

They’re called “red zones” in Guatemala: communities plagued by violence, gangs, and extortion. Those living in the neighborhoods receive little support and encouragement, and opportunities are limited. But in Guatemala City’s Colona Santa Fe, elementary and middle school students and their families believe long-term...   continue

Hope at Blue Heaven

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. For years, the school was renowned for its academic excellence...   continue

The Bridges We Need to Connect Our World

She would much rather be behind the stage than on it. Leadership comes naturally for Jimmy Westcott, recipient of the 2018 Children’s Hope...   continue

The Woman at the Heart of the Children's Hope Dinner

The Children's Hope Dinner benefiting Orphan Outreach was born on a gray afternoon in St. Petersburg, Russia. Jimmy Westcott sat on the bus that had transported her and a small vision team to orphanages in the city and in neighboring towns - orphanages where she had invested in the lives of children and talked about the...   continue

Baby Classes Added to Family Support Center

In the Karosta neighborhood of Liepaja, Latvia, new hope is being offered to single moms and their little ones. The Family Support Center Miera Osta provides holistic care for families and children residing in Karosta and the neighboring communities of Tosmare and Lauma. That care now includes Baby Classes.“The families we...   continue

Adoption into God's Family - The Power of Sponsorship

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...   continue

Guatemala has changed us...

In her home state of Texas, you'll find Dr. Suzanne Odum focusing on cognitive behavioral treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Today, she shares her Orphan Outreach story - of how a passion for serving others has become a family affair. Suzanne and her family not only travel together on mission trips, but they also...   continue