by Whitney Williams Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In the beginning (of Orphan Outreach), was Amy Seale.Amy, along with, Mike Douris, OO president, and Paula Hayes, director of administrative services, were the first employees of the global nonprofit. "We set up our office and got to work - even if the office was really lawn chairs and TV trays."Amy jumped head-first into the role God had prepared for her—web/graphic designer for the ministry—and she immediately saw that this position, and Orphan Outreach’s mission, was the perfect fit for her.“I feel in a lot of ways that I am living my big ‘God-dream,’” Amy said. “I would never have even imagined that I could do what I love, with people that I truly value, respect, and care about in an environment that is so Christ-centered and encouraging.”Amy graduated from Texas A&M in 1993 with a degree in English and journalism and a passion for graphic design. After working in the secular advertising world a few years, Amy prayed for an opportunity to use her abilities in professional ministry. The prayers lead her to Buckner, and then, from there, to Orphan Outreach. “My story of coming to Orphan Outreach is truly orchestrated by God and it began so many years ago,” Amy said. “It is neat to look back and see God’s design”—and not just in her own life … “I hear stories from trip participants all the time about lives that were changed on their trips and I always think how amazing it is that He would bring an entire group together to accomplish what He needed to accomplish in just a single person’s life.”“To know that He would call a team to come and serve, to just meet the needs of one person is humbling, but He does it everyday,” Amy added. “That is how He values each of us—that He would move a group of people, from thousands of miles away, and provide all the financial resources, to simply meet the needs of one child. To answer a single prayer. How great a love is that?”Amy says it best - God values each of us as if there was only one of us. And He shows His love through you when you share your time, your talents, and your resources with vulnerable children. Learn more about how ways to get involved!