Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.
Late last year the World Orphan Fund provided funding for a Toddler House at Orphanage Emmaneul in Honduras. About half way through the construction, a government orphanage burned down in northern Honduras leaving 150 children homeless. Emmaneul took the vast majority of those kids, most of whom were toddlers. It was a God moment to be sure, but there’s more to the story.
We posted about the coincidence on our Facebook page, and a missionary named Joy Dodd noticed it. Joy and fellow missionary Jen Cook had sung to many of those same children and had wondered where they had gone.
Joy Dodd at El Refugio Internacional
Now connected, Joy and I had a conversation about orphans and I asked her to keep an eye out for orphanages the World Orphan Fund could help. Immediately she told me there was a small orphanage in Naco that had been struggling, El Refugio Internacional.
We visited them in June and found that didn’t have enough income to buy the groceries they needed. They only had $1,100 a month to care for 27 children. To make matters worse, they were paying $200 every month just to get clean bottled water.
So the World Orphan Fund immediately began sending an extra $500 a month toward food, and we told them we’d help them get clean water. We provided the funding, Go to Nations provided the expertise and last Saturday El Refugio had clean water for the first time in two years.
Yep, the Lord uses Facebook.
Joy has since started her own ministry “Joy to the Nations.” Visit her website to learn more about it.