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...
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...