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Meeting Medical Needs in South Africa

At 20 years old Jacqui was at a crossroads and saw no purpose for living. Working long hours as a waitress in downtown Johannesburg was barely paying the rent. Lost.  Lonely. Confused.  Then a not-so-random encounter with Christians led to dramatic changes in her life.  Inviting Jesus in her life brought joy.  He brought purpose and meaning. He also brought a great deal of wisdom through the 25+ years of personal sacrifice and selfless giving. It... Read More
Posted by Jessalyn Rozzell at Monday, October 23, 2017 | 0 comments
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Kitchens, Cars, and Bonfires

This month has been very busy, but it has been great to sit down at the end of it and “debrief” through our experiences. As we continue to minister to the missionaries at Orphanos, there is always a learning curve to being able to have those “God conversations” that really allow you to go deep with someone. Our desire is to be able to go to those places with each of our missionaries so that they can have someone to share with, who they know will not judge them or... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 0 comments
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Summer in South America: Part 2

   Daughter’s of the King - Cochabamba, Bolivia Written by Megan Cascarella With the hope of serving at La Aljaba in Columbia this summer, I contacted Orphanos and asked about potential internships available.  Instead of Columbia, God made it clear that he wanted me to serve in Cochabamba, Bolivia this summer at Daughter’s of the King.  I began to prayerfully prepare for this trip at the end of my spring semester at Auburn.  Once... Read More
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I Fell in Love with Mexico

Melinda Cathy is one of our American Missionaries who has worked in Russia for a significant amount of time. She is a trained counselor for abused children and recently led a staff training in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) for one of our partners in Mexico. This is her personal account from her visit: Passion I went to Mexico to do training in trauma-informed therapies to orphan workers from several different regions of the country that are under the... Read More
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Teenagers...

Both July and August flew by! Welcome to September! As promised in the last update, we wanted to share a little bit more about our two interns, Austin and Aziz, who spent their summer volunteering in Belize. This was the first time for Richard to not only train the interns before they went on the field, but also have the amazing chance to work alongside them while they were in Belize. It really was an amazing experience to be able to sit down with them in the morning or evening... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 comments
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We believe in Belize!

Believe Do you Believe in something enough to sell everything you have to get it?  Matthew 13 says,” The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” For us at Samuel’s Sanctuary Ministries we have been serving in Belize for 6 years and we are “all in”. We are seeing God moving mightily in Belize and we need your support to keep it going. God is... Read More
Posted by Jessalyn Rozzell at Monday, August 21, 2017 | 0 comments
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Young Life Capernaum

Written by Jeanne Damoff (Head speaker for group of mothers of kids with special needs) In June I went to Lake Kapchagai with Young Life Capernaum Kazakhstan to speak at a conference for the moms of the Capernaum campers, to teach them a dance they performed for their children the final night of camp, and to lead them in exercises on the beach each morning. Much of the time I was up front and in the spotlight. But I wasn’t the point. And, of all the people gathered in that... Read More
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Summer Abroad

Orphanos sent out a few different interns this summer, one of which was Megan C. She was able to serve with one of our partners in South America for 5 weeks over the summer! She stayed with a local host family and was able to minister to the younger girls at the partner home during the day. One of her biggest highlights from the trip was being able to watch the silly dramas and plays that the girls had made up to entertain everyone, which usually involved lots of... Read More
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The Ministry of Play

  Kids love to play!  Therapists tell us that play is actually a vital part of every child’s healthy development into productive adulthood.  Not only does it help build strong healthy bodies, but it  has both social and spiritual benefits as well.  That’s why Aljaba, our partner in Colombia, was so excited when  Bellevue Baptist Church  (Memphis, TN) committed to build a playground for them.  During the summer VBS program at Bellevue,... Read More
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Texas Tour and Beyond

Just a quick disclaimer…this update is a little bit longer than most, but we tried to include a lot of pictures for those of you who just want to look at the pictures.  But as my dad used to say, “Put on your big girl panties” and read on.  Hope you enjoy it! These past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind and looking back on everything that we were able to do and see is a little bit overwhelming. We travelled to three different countries (Ecuador, Belize, and... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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Say Yes to Children