Sponsorship Update: Guatemala, April 2017

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“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has RISEN” Luke 24:5-6 (emphasis added) Happy Easter everyone!!!   In Guatemala, Easter Week (Holy Week) is celebrated with processions, which are like parades with large wooden floats depicting a scene from the Passion of Christ.  These processions are carried by men and women (men … Read More

Sponsorship Update: Guatemala, March 2017

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According to a recent study done by the United Nations, women in Guatemala are vulnerable to suffer from three different kinds of discrimination: ethnic, gender and socio-economical. On March 8th, we celebrated “Women’s Day”. We took this opportunity to celebrate this important day with the entire community! This month, over 300 children came back to the Center with their families … Read More

School Supplies Impact Education in Guatemala!

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According to UNICEF, it is estimated that 657,233 children in Guatemala do not attend school, which corresponds to 26% of the total population between 7 and 14 years of age. Every year about 204,593 children abandon school–this represents 12% of all children enrolled in school! Orphan’s Heart is committed to reach One More Child and help them to go to school. That … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 4

Angela BurkettNicaragua

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! We had the privilege of taking the 11 & 12 year old children to the zoo in Managua. The children, as well as the team, enjoyed a beautiful morning with the animals; the monkeys were the favorite of all. The lion sure put on a show for us, too! Another privilege was to end … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 3

Angela BurkettNicaragua

7!!! Well, after all, 7 is the perfect number, right? Today we are rejoicing as 7 children asked Jesus into their heart!!! As one team member said it best “This is what we came for!”  One More child… 329!!! This is the number of flip flops that were given out today. Each child, each worker, each translator received not 1, … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Angela BurkettNicaragua

Sponsorship Food Baskets   Today we had the privilege of handing out 70 food baskets to all of the sponsored children. Our hearts were blessed to see the families being so grateful for this support.  A forty pound bag made up of food staples (rice, beans, sugar, oatmeal, pasta, powdered milk, and tomato sauce), 2 quarts of cooking oil, and a … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 1

Angela BurkettNicaragua

The Good Samaritan Today was a very special day at the Hogar Senil Nursing home. The new men’s dormitory was dedicated and 8 residents now have a brand new place to call home! Thank you to West Bradenton Baptist Church for making this possible.  The team from C-3 Church in Naples, Florida was privileged to participate in this beautiful dedication … Read More

Guatemala, March 25th – 31st, 2017; Trip Update 4

Angela BurkettGuatemala

Written by:  Kim Miller We woke up this morning with such a bittersweet feeling.  We were so excited to see the sweet faces we have grown to love in such a short amount of time, but so sad knowing this will be the day we will say our goodbyes. At dinner last night, our team felt unanimously that the people … Read More

Sponsorship Day!

Danita PetersonChild Sponsorship Matters, Mission News

Sponsorship Day in the Dominican Republic is a great example of how teamwork makes the dream work through Orphan’s Heart to serve children and families and share the love of Jesus. We now have more than 700 children around the world in our individual sponsorship program. Sponsorship Day is an exciting and emotional time for the children and their families. … Read More

Guatemala, March 25th – 31st, 2017; Trip Update 3

Angela BurkettGuatemala

After saying our goodbyes yesterday, we drove to the market  and then were surprised by the cultural experience of riding a tuk-tuk back to the hotel. Today has been a beautiful day and we were able to play outside with even the youngest children. Lunch time is always a bit chaotic as the older children proudly show off their licked-clean … Read More