Great Commission Churches

Orphan World Relief by Doug Riggle

February 5, 2012 - 7:43 PM

Orphan World ReliefOrphans have been a passion of mine ever since I learned I was adopted. In 1998, during my first mission trip to Kiev, Ukraine, the Lord solidified my simple desire to make a difference in the lives of orphans, turning that desire into a burning passion. James refers to this as “pure and undefiled religion” (James 1:27). In the world today there are between 147 and 210 million orphans. Orphan World Relief was started to provide financial aid for the millions of orphaned children and at-risk children in areas of the world where little, if any, social infrastructure exists. Our current and future efforts include: financial support (which helps orphanages meet their basic needs), increasing self- sufficiency (which helps orphanages become more a part of their local community and less dependent on donations, aid or assistance), agricultural development where possible, (which allows for local, independent food production to supplement nutritional needs and providing a source of income for excess produce), and creating a centralized resource for orphanages (which will provide needed information for expansion, development, and nutritional guidelines partner together). Currently, we are working with five orphanages, all with unique efforts, in five different countries: India, Bolivia, Honduras, Russia, and Ukraine.

We build momentum for change through relationships. By partnering with people like you – other like-minded organizations and groups – we place a high value on working together towards a common goal: relief for orphans and at-risk children. No one is too young or too old to make a difference.

Check us out online: www.OrphanWorldRelief.org and make an impact in the lives of God’s little ones.

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