Guatemala, October 14th – 20th, 2017; Trip Update 1

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission News, Mission Trip UpdateLeave a Comment

Our team this week is made up of people with many different skills and varied backgrounds, like most groups that travel with Orphan’s Heart. However, the thing that makes this team special is the degree of their commitment to returning and dedication to bringing the best care to our children. Florida Hospital has traveled with us for 8 consecutive years … Read More

Guatemala; October 7-12; Trip Update 4

Kaysey GilbreathGuatemalaLeave a Comment

“For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives he is lent to the LORD” 1 Samuel 1:27-28. The Lord blessed Hannah with a child, whom she has long prayed for, and she gives him back to the … Read More

Guatemala; October 7-12th; Trip Update 3

Kaysey GilbreathGuatemalaLeave a Comment

Today was another eventful day at the center. Katie and I have been working with the older daycare group. This is the same group we got to work with last year. We have had an amazing time meeting and forming a bond with all the children that we didn’t already know from last year. Brittany is one child who has … Read More

Dominican Republic, September 30th – October 6th, 2017; Trip Update 5

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Perseverance. Endurance. Staying power. All things that require us to keep moving. Keep doing….But our bodies and our hearts are breakable and weak. The heaviness of this life threatens to cause us to fold under the pressure. James describes it like this, “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let … Read More

Dominican Republic, September 30th – October 6th, 2017; Trip Update 4

Deanna BerkesDominican Republic, Mission Trip UpdateLeave a Comment

On the 3rd day of our mission trip in the Dominican Republic we got one step closer to completing our goal of building four homes. As “ONE” our team of 8 Americans combined with 15 Dominicans mixed, transported, bucket scooped and poured concrete into the first four layers of foam blocks that we laid yesterday. It was down and dirty, … Read More

Dominican Republic, September 30th – October 6th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Angela BurkettDominican Republic, Mission NewsLeave a Comment

On our second full day of working in the Dominican Republic and amongst the people, we got to do some serious building! This morning we got to work alongside 15 very gracious local residents in beginning the construction of 4 homes. We worked side-by-side building walls, securing rebar and preparing for tomorrow’s concrete reinforcement. As we piled each block, it … Read More

Dominican Republic, September 30th – October 6th, 2017; Trip Update 1

Angela BurkettDominican Republic, Mission NewsLeave a Comment

Rest. Deep, unimaginable, soul-filling, awe-inspiring, recharging of spiritual zeal. Is it valued across world cultures? Is it valued in the remote regions of the world where the hustle and bustle of the American workforce is unheard of?    Today, I found rest. Or should I say, “Rest found me.” If you would have asked me one year ago if I … Read More