What is Success?

We love the Christmas season where everything is simply more meaningful and we are able to reflect on what has been accomplished over the year, with your partnership. We also have great anticipation and excitement for the beautiful stories of redemption that will be unfolding in the new year ahead. I am often posed the question of how we gauge …

The Story of Gladis

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Anna’s Story

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New Realities

School has begun in both Liberia and Benin. The craziness of getting over 300 children ready for their classes each year is always a huge marathon for our staff. This task is not for the weak of heart. Every uniform is tailor-made for each child. School supplies, registration and other fees are different for every school, and keeping these all …

Appalled and Amazed

This last month while in rural Benin with our anti-trafficking team, a young girl age twelve got our attention.   Gladis (not her real name) had been waiting patiently for us to get done with our work and to notice her. I am not sure how many hours she stood near us, but once our team realized she was waiting …

The Signs of Freedom

The Signs of Freedom   What does freedom look like for a child who has never before had the luxury of such a thing? I was caught by surprise with what this looks like on my recent trip to Benin. At the orphanage, safe home that we founded, where I also stay when on my visits, I love being able …

Miracles In Various Shapes and Sizes

Over the last few months we have been able to be a part of an incredible miracle story that has been unfolding before our eyes. A little four-year-old boy, who we met in August. His story was a tragic one of abuse and severe neglect. He could not walk due to a negligent surgery from an infection that should have …

Break the Silence

By Stefan Lako, Programs Director Sitting in the Kendeja Hotel lobby in Monrovia, Liberia, talking with local anti-trafficking workers, I began to lose hope listening to the overwhelming statistics on the number of children trafficked and abused across the country. These problems were not only devastating and widespread; the local Liberian government also lacked the resources to address them in …

Celebrating Milestones

As many of us are celebrating our high school and university graduates here in the western part of the world, we as Orphan Relief and Rescue are also celebrating equal milestones in the children’s lives who, without your help, some would not be alive today. Tim and I returned on May 17th from our Africa travels. The day we flew …

Bursting with Life – April 2017 Newsletter

With springtime comes visible evidence of new life all around us. As the buds of flowers begin to burst open, the colors that show forth in every plant is a reminder that beauty comes with new life. Seeing our children and families thriving on our programs in both Liberia and Benin is also evidence that new life is taking place …