How Far They’ve Come

I have quite a story to tell you in this newsletter about the girls in one of our Safe Homes. But before I get to that, let me share about the photo above. These women are rejoicing that they are able to provide for their children, no longer feeling the pressure to “send them away.” This is all thanks to …

We Dare to Dream

by Stefan Lako, Programs Director I often find myself contemplating this quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”.  It is a curious statement, one that I hope is correct, but often struggle to fully believe. At Orphan Relief and Rescue we dream of a future where children are safe from the dangers of abuse, …

Full Circle Moments

Twelve years ago, when we founded Orphan Relief and Rescue, we had no idea that so many kids would be given a second chance at life due to these efforts. This was a big experiment to simply help as many children as we could, who were in distress and near death. To our amazement, this has blossomed into something more …

The Power of The Human Touch

Being swarmed by beautiful African children is something that has become the norm as we visit the kids and families that we work with. Most of the children we serve desperately crave a loving touch from someone who cares.  The children love to touch our western skin and it’s not uncommon to have five to ten little hands stroking our arms, …

A Child’s Pain Turns Into A Mission

In Benin, we do a lot of family tracing and documentation of children who had been lost in the trafficking world, who  have been intercepted from being taken, or who never even existed on paper. Due to poverty, most families do not have the eight dollars needed for a birth certificate, nor do many parents know how to read or …

Love In A Whole New Realm

As we reflect on love this month, due to Valentine’s Day coming up, we want to share with you what showing love looks like in a whole new realm. Imagine you are a child who was raised in severe poverty, never knowing if your family would eat that day. School fees are out of the question, but a family friend …

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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