Tweeting at J.K. Rowling

J.K Rowling I received an email from a Washington D.C. based organization called Disability Rights International last week, asking us to reconsider our mission at the World Orphan Fund. I found it quite odd they would contact us given we’re a fairly small outfit. Most likely it was a reaction to our tweet to J.K. Rowling…

Africa 2015

Africa 2015 All in God’s time. That’s what we kept reminding ourselves when it came to visiting Africa.  Central and South America were closer and we had a steep learning curve in our first four years. We have visited 38 orphanages primarily in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico. We still have much to learn and our work…

A Note from Montana de Luz

 I received a note today (below) from Montana de Luz, an orphanage for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras. As you may recall, earlier this year we able to fund surgeries for three children and replace a Van that had been totaled in a crash. They do amazing, life altering, life saving work. To our…

A Miracle for Gersi

Gersi Ordonez and her twin sister were raised in one of the worst slums in Guatemala and had witnessed terrible gang violence. Her face was damaged as a young child (around age 1) The trauma crushed her facial bones and severed her nerves including the nerves to her eye (making her blind in that eye)….

My Day Job

The other day someone mentioned that they had always thought my paid job was the World Orphan Fund. Actually, I earn a living as a political consultant during the day. Fact is, we have no paid staff at all. We’re all volunteers. What’s more we have no overhead, we pay for our own travel, the…