Ministry Profile: Orphan Outreach
Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Orphan Outreach is dedicated to glorifying the Lord through reaching out to the millions of at-risk children throughout the world. Since 2007, they have acted as instruments of Christ impacting the lives of those they serve. Ministering primarily in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Russia and the United States, they work with children that have experienced unimaginable tragedies and are often victims of violence, extreme poverty, sexual abuse, physical and psychological trauma, trafficking, malnutrition, impaired development, and other harms.
Orphan Outreach supports the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of these children through mission trips, church partnerships, educational programs and child sponsorships while sharing the gospel and providing guidance, inspiration and hope to children in seemingly hopeless situations.
James 1:27 is the inspiration of their mission and the motivation and passion towards attaining this vision. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
The picture below is a man named Wycliff that teaches at a school that Orphan Outreach supports in Bungoma, Kenya. He shares his story to help us recognize the impact that people serving through Orphan Outreach have had on the students in his classroom.
In a classroom made of mud and sticks a teacher, holds out a single crayon.. “You fly here from the heavens to provide food and medicine and clothing. It is life-saving and we are thankful. But you also give our children this – adventure and fascination. The world has shape now because of you, it is no longer black and white. It has color. It has form. The children – they only travel where their feet take them. But because of you, they now imagine the world as their home.”
If you would like to go on a mission trip with Orphan Outreach or support their ministry please visit their website or get in contact with them here:
**Another special way to support this ministry is by shopping through the Highpoint Supply Co. this month. A portion of every sale will go directly to support their Mission Backpack program to provide school supplies for their students in three different regions of Kenya (including Wycliff’s class mentioned above)! All you have to do is purchase something through the site and enter the promo code "BACKPACK" at checkout. Make sure you stop by the Supply Co. and purchase with a purpose while also supporting Orphan Outreach!