Orphan Prevention 101

I met Reed and Kim Skinner for the first time in January of this year at Orphanage Emmanuel. They along with their three children are missionairies in Honduras. Both served at Orphanage Emmanuel before they were called to work in other areas of Honduras and, as with so many people of faith, you can almost physically see the Holy…

Surfing Nuns

In their wildest dreams, the girls at Home of Hope Orphanage in Kochi, India probably never thought about learning to surf, to say nothing of the nuns who care for them. But a story in the Star News tells how 27 girls and 3 Nuns got the experence of  a lifetime. Catching a wave, April 19 2011 The safari was the brain…

Airline Adds Extra $1,392 For Orphan’s Ticket

I was floored when I read this article from yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. Six year old Akaliza Alia was traveling from Kenya to Baltimore for heart surgery when a snafu resulted in an additional fee of $1,392. By the grace of God, the nurse traveling with Akaliza had enough room on his credit card to pay it. The World Orphan Fund plans to set up…

Deciding Not to Build an Orphanage

 People Would Be Better Served With a Donation I read a story online this week that intrigued me. The title of the article is West Michigan Attorney Decides Not To Build An Orphanage. It tells of a man listening to a sermon and it went like this: Kevin Rigg’s sermon told of a wealthy man who wanted to find a way to give back for the…

Vaya Con Dios Gabriella

She Had You at Hello We all loved the toddlers at Orphanage Emmanuel. In fact Junior, who has the most infectious smile on the planet, was a toddler we picked out to sponsor. I can’t wait to see him again in May. Keeley and Junior Another toddler we met on our first day at the orphanage was Gabby, who had been there…