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God is Good

God is Good

  God is good! Even Covid-19 has not stopped God from providing for His children. While government closures in Kenya halted the multi-step permission process for construction there, we just received news that the related office has re-opened and the first step is...
Tell a Child He’s Valued

Tell a Child He’s Valued

After Samuel’s father died, his mother married a drunkard.  This step-father often abused Samuel by burning him, tying his hands and legs together and hanging him in a tree or by putting him in a toilet.  After a new baby came, the food, clothing, and affection were...
What’s Happening While You Can’t Travel?

What’s Happening While You Can’t Travel?

It’s no secret that 2020 has changed a lot of things in our world. The old ease of getting together with friends and loved ones is sorely missed. Stock in companies that produce hand sanitizer has soared. International travel—once a privilege of relative ease—is...
Covid Update

Covid Update

As we all know now, Covid-19’s spread and the restrictions caused by it seem to change rapidly. But here’s the latest in our children’s homes as of this writing: Russia: Though the majority of the Russian orphanages we work in remain under quarantine, they appear to...
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...