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Spotlight on Allan

Spotlight on Allan

Allan was brought to El Shaddai Children’s Center by his mother and some representatives of a church who have a ministry in the Githogoro slum where he lived. His mother, a mentally-challenged and therefore illiterate former orphan, recognized she was unable to care...
Our Five Favorite Books

Our Five Favorite Books

Over the years, we’ve collected quite the library of books related to orphan care. Since we know you’re passionate about orphans, but may not have the time to plow through all the resources available, we thought we’d share our absolute favorites with you. Click the...
On Behalf of God

On Behalf of God

Meet my friend, Rev. Lydia Kamau. She wouldn’t like me saying it, but she’s a modern-day saint. Really. Years ago, Lydia—faced with the tremendous needs in her Kenyan village—felt led to start a feeding program for children. She thought a few hot meals could make a...
Good News, Times Four!

Good News, Times Four!

Just imagine my excitement last Sunday when I woke up to this message from one of our partners in India: “Hi, April! Today, some of our children took baptism. Pray for their growing spiritual lives. Four girls are baptized!” In a  season where it feels like the world...
Nastya, Your Partner in Orphan Ministry

Nastya, Your Partner in Orphan Ministry

As you know, we believe that the best way to care for orphans is to support those who care for them daily: those saints who welcome abandoned children into their homes or tirelessly go to state-run facilities to be the hands and feet of Christ to them. Your support of...
Just Look at What You’ve Done!

Just Look at What You’ve Done!

  The Covid-19 pandemic has created chaos and desperation around the globe, but your intervention through prayer and giving has brought hope to many. We thought you’d like to hear directly from our partners, so we pulled these quotes from their correspondence...
Update from Vladimir, Russia

Update from Vladimir, Russia

(See this cute video from our Russian Christian Foster Home on Instagram) If you were able to attend our live stream event with Nastya, our coordinator in Vladimir, Russia, you were able to hear her updates from our orphanages there as well as be encouraged by her...
Without You

Without You

This week’s update is from one of our homes in Bangalore, India. Morong, the house father, gave the following information regarding his children’s home and how it has been affected by Covid-19: One of the most difficult things about this Corona virus season for Morong...
Meeting in Secret

Meeting in Secret

I just talked to Philip, the house father of one of our children’s homes in an area of India that has been hard-hit by Covid-19. I wanted to share his update with you: For 40 days now, his village has been under police control due to a large number of cases of the...