by Ronne Rock
Tim Martiny and his family continue to inspire us as they #ServeOrphansWell in Guatemala. Today, Tim writes about our call to serve for a lifetime.
"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and widow and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing." Deuteronomy 10:17-18
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 challenges of providing quality care with leaders. She asked Mike Douris and others on the Orphan Outreach team how she might help support the ongoing needs of the children and their caregivers - and then said she had an idea.
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.
The fifth annual Children’s Hope Dinner benefiting Orphan Outreach, held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, welcomed close to 600 attendees and raised $450,000 for ministry programs in Latin America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and Asia.
“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.
Bring health and hope to vulnerable children and their families in Santiago, Guatemala! Be part of the Orphan Outreach Guatemala Medical Missions Ministry, October 13-21, 2018. Both medical and non-medical professionals serve together to offer both daily clinics and children’s ministry in this Lake Atitlan village. Register now - the deadline is June 1st!
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