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September 23, 2016
One of the most inspiring things about having ongoing work in countries around the world, is getting to see the transformation in the lives of our young people take place over time. I first met Arpine and twin sisters Lena and Milena on a visit to Armenia in 2014. At the time, the 3 young teens were students of our training center in Mrgashat, Armenia, and all were eager to practice their English skills with me, the American who was paying them a visit! They glowed as they practiced their English and shared with me the things that the OP sponsored training center was instilling in them. Words...Read more
September 11, 2016
Editor's Note: Names & identities in this blog have been changed for confidentiality reasons. Imagine being only five years old and getting locked up every school day in a tiny room, all alone, for a whole year! That was the reality for Lah, a young boy from a very poor family in Laos. Lah was abandoned by his mother. His father was a construction worker and sent Lah away to live in a large city with his 17 year old uncle. Each day when Lah’s uncle went to school, he would lock Lah up alone in their small rented room. He wanted to keep Lah safe, but he also wanted to finish his schooling...Read more
August 31, 2016
Karen Springs, OP's Project Manager for Eastern Europe and CIS Countries reports from the field on an exciting project 10 years in the making! This month we had the honor of cutting the ribbon and dedicating a project that has been many years in the making! What began as the vision of one pastor and then was set in motion through the offering of a widow, has resulted in a special oasis where people of all ages will encounter the Lord. 8 years ago Pastor Yuriy was running a children’s home in Transnistria and had the vision of acquiring a bigger building in order to bring in more children. He...Read more
August 18, 2016
Tim Daniell serves at the Project Manager for all Orphan's Promise projects in Asia and the Pacific region. He is also heavily involved in directing our Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative, which aims to equip families with the necessary tools and support to stay together, eliminating the orphan crisis in the process. Through our KFT and orphan care programs, we are changing the lives of thousands of children and families. Tim was recently in Mayanmar educating our local partners about current best practices and the care of families and children. He shared his thoughts with us below...Read more
August 15, 2016
Karen Springs is our Project Manager for Europe and CIS countries. She recently visited some of the families we are helping and met one woman who greatly needed assistance. What happened next was an incredible outpouring of love to meet the needs of a stranger on the other side of the world. Transnistria is a place that most people don’t even know exists, let alone know where to begin to look for it on a map. Nestled between Moldova and Ukraine, this disputed territory is home to nearly half a million people. Education and job opportunities in Transnistria are few, and while traveling through...Read more
August 10, 2016
While the eyes of the world are on Brazil and focused on Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympic Games, Orphan's Promise continues to work in the poorest communities with the most vulnerable children. Our Centro de Missoes Urbanas (CEMU) Program serves at-risk children who live in the slums of Belo Horizonte, where they are often targest for criminals and drug dealers. CEMU is a Christian music school where children come to learn music, and also attend art and language classes, as well as tutoring for their schoolwork. In addition, the children learn about the Bible and love of Jesus through the...Read more
August 08, 2016
Tim Daniell serves at the Project Manager for all Orphan's Promise projects in Asia and the Pacific region. He is also heavily involved in directing our Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative, which aims to equip families with the necessary tools and support to stay together, eliminating the orphan crisis in the process. Through our KFT and orphan care programs, we are changing the lives of thousands of children and families. Tim was recently in Mayanmar visiting a cooperative effort between Orphan's Promise and Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Myanmar. He shared his thoughts. Orphan’s Promise...Read more
August 02, 2016
Editor's Note: Jake Hull is an integral piece of the team that is producing The FREEDOM Project along with Orphan's Promise. His background and education are in world music, and he brings a unique set of skills to the table. He accompanied our team to Kenya and was impacted deeply by the children he met there. These are his thoughts. What struck me first about the children in Kenya, was the impeccable sense of musicianship they had. Sure, a few kids (the youngest ones) can't quite sing in tune yet and a couple have their own wonderful sense of rhythm, but these kids are so naturally gifted...Read more
July 28, 2016
Orphan's Promise Director of African Projects, Stacy Petrin, was recently in Africa for the dedication of a beautiful new school for young men in Makindu, Kenya. She shares what it was like to be there! During our recent trip to Africa, we had the absolute privilege of joining a man in honoring his late wife, a woman whose heart was full of love and compassion for children in need around the world. Cary Wangelin, and his wife, Yang Sun, spoke often about her wish to give back to children in need. She’d grown up disadvantaged, and knew first-hand what it was like to struggle to find food,...Read more
July 28, 2016
What does it take to go from the bottom of the class to the top of the class? Sometimes just a little family stability. Whitcliff is 6 and in first grade at a private school located in the slums of Nairobi Kenya. His parents used to fight and his dad was not working. He also has an older brother, Fidel, who is 8. When his dad would drink, he would often become violent towards the boys and their mother. Whitcliff and Fidel were not in school and were identified as at-risk children by social workers at Missions of Hope International – a new Orphan’s Promise partner in Nairobi. They have 19...Read more

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