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October 09, 2015
Ministering to Children and Families from the Philippines and Indonesia What a joy it is for me to connect with those across Asia-Pacific who have been impacted through the ministry of Orphan’s Promise! In 2015, I have been blessed to meet with OP beneficiaries from across India, Thailand, China, Mongolia, and just recently in the Philippines and Indonesia. God is working, and it is exciting to see the transformation that He brings in the lives of vulnerable children and families. In August, I had the privilege to visit OP projects and partners in the Philippines and Indonesia. OP currently...Read more
September 29, 2015
In Eastern Ukraine, in the city of Slavyansk, extensive amounts of destruction were left as a result of three months of intense fighting in the summer of 2014. Alexei and Olya and
 their three young children miraculously were not at home when a shell hit their house, causing it to burn to the ground. The fire destroyed all that remained - walls, clothing, Alexei’s tools and Olya’s sewing machine. The things that had previously provided them with income were completely destroyed. Alexei and Olya lost everything when a shell hit their house, causing it to burn to the ground. With three children...Read more
September 24, 2015
Rudolph Harris traveled to Mariupol, Ukraine with his wife in the summer
 of 2013. During the trip he spent time
 at a small Christian orphanage where
 he got to know a group of children. A photographer and artist by trade, Rudolph had the idea to photograph the children in hopes of later painting their portraits. He never dreamed that in less than a year these same children would have to be evacuated from their home and relocated to Western Ukraine because the growing military conflict had nearly reached their front door. Rudolph Harris and his wife with Orphan's Promise and CBN...Read more
September 22, 2015
This month we take you to
 the “birth place of Orphan’s Promise” - Ukraine! Thirteen years ago, Terry Meeuwsen traveled to Ukraine to adopt three sisters. Little did she know this would be the catalyst for launching a ministry that would later spread around the globe! Ukraine has been in the media spotlight recently as conflict has raged in the country’s east. When the conflict began in 2014, our staff became first responders, assisting refugee families who fled the conflict zone and we are providing ongoing assistance and relief as the battle continues. Orphan’s Promise is currently...Read more
September 01, 2015
Lives Are Being Transformed in Southern and Central Thailand This year, Orphan’s Promise (OP) is blessed to be able to support vulnerable children and families in 12 projects across Thailand, from the far mountainous North to the deep costal South. In August 2015, I had a chance to visit five of these projects with my staff member, Pook, in southern and central Thailand. We were so encouraged by the lives being transformed and the quality project partners Orphan’s Promise is privileged to work with. Once arriving in the south, it took a half-day drive and a long-tailed boat trip to reach our...Read more
August 27, 2015
Journey with us to the most populous nation in the world, China! Our founder, Terry Meeuwsen, recently returned from this land that boasts the Great Wall of China—a masterpiece that was built throughout many Chinese dynasties and totals more than 13,000 miles! Orphan’s Promise currently supports 7 projects in China. These projects include supporting foster families, education and back to school programs, life changing surgeries and support for a home that cares for special needs children. All of these projects aim to do what OP does best—bring kids from at risk to thriving! Did You Know? With...Read more
August 24, 2015
Dear Friends of Orphan’s Promise, Can you believe we’re more than halfway through 2015? God has been so good to Orphan’s Promise and I see His hand at work in over 100 projects we support all over the world. While I could go on and on about each one, I’d like to tell you about an exciting new project that we’re partnering with in Africa that’s not only focused on the immediate needs of children today, but is building a firm foundation for the future. Orphan’s Promise has come alongside a local ministry in Mozambique to build a children’s village where orphans and vulnerable children can...Read more
August 04, 2015
We travel south to a land that boasts of alpacas and the Amazon River, and is also home to one of the wonders of the world – Machu Picchu! With nearly 30 million people, Peru is the 4th most populous country in South America and home to
 a growing work of Orphan’s Promise outreaches! Did you know? 40% of children in Peru are living in poverty. 81% of the nation is Roman Catholic, but the influence and superstitions of Peru’s indigenous people, the Inca, are also pervasive. The Global Slavery Index 2014 estimated that there are 66,300 people in modern slavery in Peru, and the trafficking of...Read more
August 04, 2015
I love visiting our projects! I get the opportunity to see children experience promises kept all over the world and it changes my life every time. Peru is a country filled with opportunity! This opportunity gives hope and provides love. Orphan’s Promise is taking advantage of every opportunity by being available to do just that. By partnering with local churches, we are providing thousands of Peruvian children the chance to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be. Through our training centers, children are learning daily what it means to be loved by their...Read more
April 08, 2015
Dear Friends of Orphan’s Promise, The flowers are in full bloom here in Virginia, so that must mean that spring is finally here! Where does the time go? It’s always a privilege for me to pause, reflect, and share with you about the work that Orphan’s Promise is doing around the world. I am truly humbled and amazed that God has opened the door for us to be working in over 60 countries this year! Instead of telling you about all of the locations we are working in, I would love to share with you about just three of the nations where we are making an impact in the lives of orphans and vulnerable...Read more

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