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Psalm 68:5-6 gives me a glimpse into the caring heart of our loving Heavenly Father – “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.” I have had the blessing of growing up in a warm loving family. I believe God intended this […]

Legacy of Love – Julie Jenney

July 25th, 2014 by Terry Meeuwsen

Dear Friends of Orphan’s Promise, It is with great sadness that I write this.  Our colleague of many years, and dear friend, Julie Jenney, passed away on July 19th after an eight year battle with cancer. When Orphan’s Promise was just beginning, Julie was Executive Producer of a CBN daily talk show called “Living the […]

Ukraine: An Epicenter of Charity and War

June 25th, 2014 by Karen Springs

Slaviansk, a city in eastern Ukraine with about 130,000 residents, has suddenly gained international notoriety, as it has become one of the epicenters of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. A gateway city to the eastern regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kharkiv, it is a strategic location for pro-Russian separatists. However, prior to the international attention […]

Ukraine Update – June 2014

June 25th, 2014 by OrphansPromise

I wanted to share this from one of our workers in the field in Ukraine. Thank you for your prayers for the situation in Ukraine and the presidential elections, as well as God’s hand upon our country. I have just received a great update from our in-country team and wanted to pass the information along […]

What’s Happening With Orphans in Ukraine

June 24th, 2014 by OrphansPromise

Sixteen orphans from a children’s shelter in Snizhne, in the Donetsk Oblast, were taken by force to the Russian Federation and are presently in a refugee camp in Novoshakhtinsk (Rostov Olbast), reports Voice of Ukraine, June 12. Accompanying the orphans are two Ukrainian educators, Vera Sahaydak, the head of Child Welfare Services of the Donetsk […]

Warm Winter Help for Arvan

May 27th, 2014 by OrphansPromise

  Now that warm weather is FINALLY upon us, the cold winter months are fading from our memories. But in Gyumri, those freezing cold months continue for some time without the benefit of firewood and warm housing.   This past January we gave firewood to many of the families we serve with our program of “Warm […]

Pray For Ukraine

May 7th, 2014 by Terry Meeuwsen

Our Orphan’s Promise Team recently returned from the strife and turmoil that has become Ukraine. I could not believe the differences I saw. . . Kiev is a beautiful city with old world charm. Maidan Square is at the center of the city and is a lovely mix of old and new. On any pleasant […]

Strengthening Families in Ukraine

May 5th, 2014 by Terry Meeuwsen

I recently returned from Ukraine where the strife and heartache of their civil disruption is cause enough to check on our people and projects. We did have another reason, however. We were attending the Orphan’s Promise bi-annual conference to help adoptive and foster parents work on strengthening their families and providing the support they need. […]

Keeping Families Together Works!

April 23rd, 2014 by OrphansPromise

Ten-year-old Faa has never met her mother.  Her father is in prison.  When she was just one day old, her grandparents, Pongsee and Chert, began caring for her.  They are the only family Faa has known.  Faa’s grandma, Pongsee, told us, “I needed to take care of her.  I never thought to take her to […]

Anti-Sex Trafficking

April 14th, 2014 by OrphansPromise

There is nothing that is quite as disturbing to the soul as when male and female children are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Thankfully, there are many ministries and organizations working worldwide to fight this horrific tsunami of degradation. Orphan’s Promise has dedicated massive efforts and funding to work in conjunction with our ministry partners to […]