“The spiritual service which is pure and stainless in the sight of our God and Father is to visit fatherless children and widowed women in their time of trouble, and to keep one’s own self unspotted from the world.”
~ James 1:27
What is a unique aspect of World Orphans that sets you apart from other worthy orphan care organizations?
Mike Krick: When a typical American hears the word “orphan,” most automatically assume we run “orphanages.” I personally used to combine the two words. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. We don’t run orphanages, and quite frankly we don’t think that an “orphanage” is what God intended for His children. The biblical model of orphan care, we believe, is family. God designed children to thrive in families, which we believe is the best way to holistically care for them.
World Orphans cares primarily for orphans by partnering with international churches around the globe. These churches vary in size, have national pastors and leaders who have great knowledge of their culture, know the language, and have healthy relationships established in their communities.
Everything we do is through the church. By partnering with these international churches, children are cared for, communities are positively impacted, and the church grows in making disciples of Jesus.[Continue Reading...]