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June 30, 2016
NOTE FROM TERRY: Dear Faithful Partners, Your prayers are powerful! I am happy to report that Sasha is making a remarkable recovery after his surgery several weeks ago. Thank you so much for your prayers and generous gifts that helped to save Sasha’s life! You have been the hands and feet of Jesus to this young man who has no real family of his own. I cannot say thank you enough for your support. I know that God has big plans for Sasha, and you have played an important role in his story. I am very excited to share a letter and some updated photos with you below that I recently received from...Read more
June 27, 2016
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 Orphan’s Promise recently embarked on a new God-adventure to bring hope to a seemingly forgotten people in the war-torn nation of Ukraine. Some of the most vulnerable children on earth can be found in the villages of the Roma people, a gypsy population mired in a vicious cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and public shame. The hopelessness found in the hearts of these precious people sticks with you for a long time. Working with them, we’ve come...Read more
June 23, 2016
Vo Van Hieu is a 14-year-old boy who lives not far from an Orphan’s Promise-supported vocational training center in the Hoa Vang district of Da Nang city, Vietnam. His father abandoned the family when Hieu was born and Hieu only met him once when he was 8 years old. When Hieu was 11, his father died of cancer. For years, Hieu’s mother has made a living pushing a cart around Da Nang city, hired by anyone who needed a cart to transport material. He and his mother struggled daily to have enough to live and enough money for Hieu to go to school. Hieu’s mother first came to the training center...Read more
June 22, 2016
In 1970 I began wearing a POW/MIA bracelet for Major Ted Gostas, who was being held captive in a North Vietnamese prison. When you agreed to purchase and wear a POW/MIA bracelet, the commitment was that you would agree never to take it off until the soldier whose name you wore was either released or declared officially deceased. That war in Vietnam was a painful, divisive event in our country’s history. The aftermath of this war left a trail of bitterness for years to come. One of the highlights of my year as Miss America in 1973, was seeing Ted Gostas arrive back home after years of torture...Read more
May 12, 2016
URGENT!!! Help to Save Sasha’s Life We need your urgent help to save Sasha, a Roma orphan in Ukraine who needs a life-saving medical procedure. Before getting sick, Sasha was full of life and joy. Although he grew up in an orphanage, then faced the extreme poverty that so many children in the Roma (Gypsy) community in Ukraine experience, he had a special smile and light in his eyes. After being part of one of our training programs for several years, Sasha returned to work in the soup kitchen for Roma children and give back to those who gave him so much. Now he lies critically ill in a...Read more
May 12, 2016
On a recent trip to the Republic of Georgia I had the privilege of meeting 16-year-old Maria. Maria is a little shy and yet has this smile that radiates such joy. Upon meeting her you wouldn’t known that just a few months prior she did all she could to avoid smiling. Maria’s father died when she was a baby, and her mother was left to raise 8 children on her own. Maria’s mother always worked hard to provide for her family, but with so many children living on just one income, it was never enough. 2 years ago Orphan’s Promise began a partnership with a local church in Maria’s village to meet the...Read more
February 09, 2016
We recently traveled with a group of partners to visit several of the projects we support in Peru. In the guest post below, Kaley Caperton shares her experience visiting the Children’s Village of Hope in Iquitos during her personal “Fruit of the Spirit Challenge.” When I woke up yesterday I began to think "What angle do I approach Goodness?" Do I try to be good? Do I look for good? How does goodness come about? We landed in Iquitos around 12 and headed straight to the district of Belen. Poverty, broken homes, children running around the street with nothing to do, trash everywhere, dogs that...Read more
January 04, 2016
Friends, 2015 was a special year as it marked 10 years of ministry for Orphan’s Promise! It’s amazing what God has done over the last 10 years. Through His faithfulness and provision we’ve gone from one training center in Ukraine to now working in more than 60 countries, serving well over 100,000 children annually. Here are some highlights from this past year. In Ukraine , we continue to run, expand and multiply Training Centers for graduating orphans, the successful template project started 10 years ago that has been replicated not only throughout the different regions of Ukraine, but also...Read more
October 09, 2015
Ministering to Children and Families from the Philippines and Indonesia What a joy it is for me to connect with those across Asia-Pacific who have been impacted through the ministry of Orphan’s Promise! In 2015, I have been blessed to meet with OP beneficiaries from across India, Thailand, China, Mongolia, and just recently in the Philippines and Indonesia. God is working, and it is exciting to see the transformation that He brings in the lives of vulnerable children and families. In August, I had the privilege to visit OP projects and partners in the Philippines and Indonesia. OP currently...Read more
September 29, 2015
In Eastern Ukraine, in the city of Slavyansk, extensive amounts of destruction were left as a result of three months of intense fighting in the summer of 2014. Alexei and Olya and
 their three young children miraculously were not at home when a shell hit their house, causing it to burn to the ground. The fire destroyed all that remained - walls, clothing, Alexei’s tools and Olya’s sewing machine. The things that had previously provided them with income were completely destroyed. Alexei and Olya lost everything when a shell hit their house, causing it to burn to the ground. With three children...Read more

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