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March 16, 2017
The difficulty of losing a parent is surely at the heart of Munkhbat’s personal problems.When he was just 2 years old his father left his family of 6 - his mother, older brother and sister as well as 2 younger siblings.It was a house full, and without a father it was a tremendous burden for his mother to care for all of them. So in Munkhbat’s own words he tells us, “My life was terrible from as early as I can remember.” Now at age 18, he does not blame his mother because he recognizes that she dedicated her life to raising her children. She tried but there was just never enough because her...Read more
March 14, 2017
15 year old, Vi, was born deaf although it was a couple of years before her family knew it. She was later abandoned by her parents. She hasn’t seen her mother for years. Her father visits once a year at Tet Holiday. Vi grew up unable to communicate with others – living not only in a lonely world of silence but also of anger and guilt. Anger – because she was mentally normal but unable to communicate well with others. Guilt – because she was the reason, or so she thought, that her parents divorced. Thank God for grandparents! Vi’s Grandparents are simple farmers making only $600 per year, but...Read more
March 10, 2017
Khwai is a village in Botswana of around 700 people. The village has a large population of teen moms who are struggling to raise their babies in the village. Because of their struggles, the teen moms often do not keep their babies and instead send them into the city of Maun to be cared for by others – sometimes grandmothers or sometimes friends that are willing to receive their child. On a recent trip to Botswana, our training team became acquainted with the unique needs in the village of Khwai, and wanted to provide assistance to see that things could change for the better. Our team is...Read more
February 21, 2017
More than 80 orphans from Ukraine were warmed up and surrounded by love thanks to our incredible Orphan's Promise partners. Ukraine is experiencing its coldest winter in 15 years, and the ground near Mariupol trembles from explosions of the cruel war. The orphaned teenagers from “Pilgrim Republic” felt warmth in both their bodies and souls, having received really nice winter jackets from America. Thanks to this incredible gift, the children realize they are not alone and that their Heavenly Father takes a good care of them through His church. Mariupol Charity Fund "Pilgrim" is implementing...Read more
February 21, 2017
This winter has been one of the coldest in Ukraine in the last 20 years, making it difficult for Roma families to survive the frigid temperatures. These families struggle to put food on the table, so buying firewood to keep them warm is a luxury most can only dream about. Thanks to Orphan’s Promise, this dream has become a reality for 12 Roma families who were gifted with loads of firewood for the winter. One of the families who received firewood is especially needy. The husband, Viragi, is handicapped and unable to work. He and his wife have two sons, and only survive with the help of his...Read more
February 21, 2017
Orphan’s Promise is privileged to partner with professional trainers around the globe, who are providing knowledge and training in best practices for working with orphans and vulnerable children. For several years, we have been partnering with Loom International, whose gifted staff of professionals provides intensive workshops for those who are on the front lines working with at risk youth. In partnering with Loom, we are helping to change the way children are being cared for around the world. This recent bit of news from a recent team training illustrates just how important it is to train...Read more
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

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