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

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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

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

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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

Guatemala, September 16th – 22nd, 2017; Trip Update 3

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

Team: Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Arkansas It is hard to believe tomorrow is our last day of work at the Center. The plane ride does not seem long ago. But the breadth and depth of what we have experienced is hard to process in its totality. Whether it be changing a diaper for the first time, or seeing God’s mercy … Read More

Guatemala, September 16th – 22nd, 2017; Trip Update 2

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

Team: Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Arkansas On the second day of work our faces are starting to be recognized by the children– and their faces are surely finding their places in our mind and hearts. We are taking more and more active roles as we come to understand the routines of a typical day.  I am encouraged by the joy … Read More

Guatemala, September 16th – 22nd, 2017; Trip Update 1

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

Team: Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Arkansas Sunday was the first full day in Guatemala for our team and for many of us individually.  After meeting in the morning for breakfast we had a time of worship and devotion led by our Orphan’s Heart Team leader, Cesar Chahin. He read in Jeremiah where God told the prophet,  “Before I formed … Read More

Guatemala, August 12th – 18th, 2017; Trip Update 3

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Team: Joy Church (Matthews, NC) Written by: Beth Q. Our Joy Church Team is on our last day ministering to and getting very blessed by the amazing children here at Orphan’s Heart, Guatemala.  Before we came I wondered what I would learn from the experience and what God might speak to my heart. We all knew that Orphan’s Heart rescued … Read More

Guatemala, August 12th – 18th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Orphan's HeartGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

These children are absolutely precious! One of the team members has said, “These kids speak the language of love” – and they do. We may have a language barrier, but it really isn’t a “barrier”. The children here at the center can understand when we love on them and care for them. God is certainly working in these children’s life’s … Read More