Orphanage Partnerships & Short-term Trips
We currently partner with orphanages in Liberia, West Africa and Myanmar, SouthEast Asia and have potential partners in India. Our focus is on the holistic development of each community: promoting self sufficiency, emotional health and spiritual maturity by fostering HOPE: Health, Opportunity, Person of Jesus, Education.
Liberia: Grace Church in partnership with The OrphanAge Foundation is supporting a K-8 school, Kings Arms Academy, home to 80 orphans from Children's Rescue Center. Civil war recovery, trauma and cultural distortions of Christianity provide the backdrop for sharing the true Gospel and transforming love of Christ with a generation hungry for authentic relationship with Christ. We come alongside three orphanages in Liberia: Children's Rescue Center, Peter Sayklon and Mother Wleh. Teams go yearly to share love of Christ with children, train leaders, host outreach venues and demonstrate the Gospel through serving. Projects have included a farm, an Internet cafe, dozens of containers, buildings and furnishings and wells. Partner organizations include: Samaritian's Purse, Awana, Orphan Relief and Rescue, SIM, Living Water, CEF, Franklin Graham and Luis Palau Next Generation.
Myanmar: Grace Church in partnership with The OrphanAge Foundation and AMG International support The St. Matthews Orphanage Center, home to 62 orphans from every people group in Myanmar. The vision of SMOC is to raise up indigenious Christian leaders, educate them and establish them in the love and truth of Christ and send them back into their communities as national missionaries. The vision of raising up the next generation, training leaders and releasing them into ministry has spread to dozens more villages, orphanages and churches throughout Myanmar. Training is happening quarterly around the country with a vision for more. Join us for the next team!
We are developing a process for identifying strategic partnerships with additional orphanages and look forward to expanding our international orphanage ministry. If you are interested in joining a missions trip for families and individuals to one of these locations, please email Christine Erickson at email@example.com.
Hosting an Orphan
There are many opportunities to host an orphan in your home during the summer (or over winter break). The following websites include further information if you are interested in exploring this opportunity for your family.