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February 10, 2017
"THIS DOG FOR SALE!" Neighbors in a small Romanian village witnessed a father dragging a small boy around the village on a leash, mocking, and treating him like a dog. The scene was so alarming that the authorities were called and the boy was taken from his father. An investigation uncovered years of physical abuse, such as burns from putting him in scalding water, and ongoing psychological abuse. The small child had been tortured by his father. Soon after, Dani* came to live at Darius House, a small home that actively seeks to find forever families for orphans and at-risk children. Orphan’s...Read more
February 03, 2017
Orphan's Promise Regional Project Manager, Tim Daniell, recently appeared on the Orphan's No More radio show to discuss holistic orphan care and how our Keeping Families Together (KFT) project is placing children back in loving, sustainable, family environments. Tim has a wealth of knowledge about orphan care and we're so thrilled about the work he is doing in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER from Orphan's PromiseRead more
February 03, 2017
I love the Super Bowl… in fact I started out as a sports reporter. But more recently I have become aware of the connection between the sexual exploitation of women and the sports industry. The fact that the sex trade “gears up” for the Super Bowl is disturbing and unacceptable and it prompts me to write these blogs. Let’s pray for girls to be reached and set free during ministry outreaches happening Super Bowl weekend in Houston. The first time I found myself in an area with a sex trade was years ago in Amsterdam where prostitution was legal. I was a few years out of college, traveling with a...Read more
January 31, 2017
I love the Super Bowl… I started out as a sports reporter. But more recently I have become aware of the connection between the sexual exploitation of women and the sports industry. The fact that the sex trade “gears up” for the Super Bowl is disturbing and unacceptable and it prompts me to write these blogs. Let’s pray for girls to be reached and set free during ministry outreaches happening Super Bowl weekend in Houston. I walked out the front door of the Paradise Spa – a brothel. The bright afternoon sunshine exploded on my face and I felt shaken inside. The journalist/producer in me...Read more
January 21, 2017
This trip has been a whirlwind. Six days, five nights, two cities, hundreds of children and enough blessings to last a lifetime. At times it felt like the days flew by, other times, it seemed as though we’d been here forever. I leave Haiti with a new appreciation for the ‘creature comforts’ of home, and an even greater appreciation for the Haitian people. They are beautiful in every sense of the word. Sure, their country has its flaws and could absolutely use a complete makeover from the top down, but the Haitian people are resilient, hard-working and sincere in their love of God and their...Read more
January 14, 2017
Well, we’re here. Cap Haitien, Haiti……many would consider this a “4 th world” country, and judging by the drive from the airport to the hotel I’m not sure I’d disagree with that assessment. I knew coming to Haiti for the first time would open my eyes, but today was almost surreal. It felt a little bit like a movie as we drove through the crowded streets of Cap Haitien, studied carefully by every pair of eyes we met. I was warned about the smell before I came, but the smell is not the first thing that jumped out at me. It was really just the trash. It is everywhere; In the streets, on the...Read more
January 13, 2017
Two thumbs up!!! The parents at an Orphan’s Promise sponsored school in Vanuatu, South Pacific, are giving rave reviews. Mom of Andriana & Delphina: I thank the school for letting my girls use computer in school -- they won't have the chance if they go to other schools. Elsie, Mom with 4 children: My two older kids go to school a long way from here so I felt peace inside and full of gladness to have my younger kids walk (just) two minutes to school. Mike’s Dad: Mike loves to come to school and he seems to be happy. The South Pacific island where these families live is plagued with high...Read more
January 11, 2017
Khushi always had a desire to learn, but those around her did not value education. Instead of going to school, she stayed home to care for her siblings while her mother went to find work. The family lives in a slum community near the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in India. Most of the people there are uneducated and very poor. Khushi was 8 when finally her mother decided she could go to school. She was so excited… but that faded fast as she found terrible conditions and very little instruction at the local government school. Then a friend told her about an education center sponsored by...Read more
January 10, 2017
Holy Cow!! I’ve always wanted to legitimately open a blog with that. Let me set the scene. Mrgashat, Armenia -- We are walking from our Orphan’s Promise training center to a home we refurbished for a very poor family. Clang Clang Clang. On my right, a Cow with flowers on it’s head, and a bell around it’s neck… walking down the road with us. I have to laugh. It’s so absurd. This is a small farming village with mostly dirt streets, lots of old wooden structures, many homes in disrepair. It’s very beige . Then these colorful flowers. The Cow is a surprise gift we’ve bought for this very needy...Read more
January 01, 2017
Scott Pouncy is part of Rock Of Hope Ministries in Romania. We have been partnering with Rock of Hope for two years. Through our partnership, we are helping to provide transitional housing to vulnerable young women who age out of the orphanage and have nowhere to turn. In the apartment, they get to experience the love of a family, learn life skills, and be discipled as they grow in their relationship with Christ. When you work with young ladies from turbulent backgrounds like we do, you start to notice certain patterns in their stories. However, sometimes you hear one that surprises you...Read more

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