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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New Chapter: Memphis, TN

The tornado has stopped and we are beginning to pick up the pieces. It completely wiped the house off its foundation, but at least our foundation is here. Clothing, furniture, and random belongings are strewn about and sometimes just looking at it can be overwhelming. Amazing people have pitched in to help sift through the rubble, but now they are gone and it is up to us to rebuild and begin again. This we feel is a metaphor for our last 5 months in the US.  Whenever... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 0 comments
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Vaccine for Nervousness

Our pastor asked us recently if we had any prayer requests and if he could pray for us. I honestly froze…can I even ask for more? He has provided us with a house, 2 cars, furniture, electronics, a good public school for our kids to go to, even down to toilet paper! How could we ever ask for more! First off, it is has truly been incredible to see God using people that we love and people who we have never met before to make us feel at home in the US. From the time I stepped off the... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 5 comments
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Board Meetings

Monday December 12, 2016   Board meetings are a necessary suffering. Notice I didn’t say evil.  Board meetings are not evil.  But almost no one likes going to board meetings.  Especially not me. There are two boards that I voluntarily serve on.  One is the Orphanos Board of Trustees.  We meet about four times a year and as the CEO it’s my role to facilitate the transmitting of all kinds of information to them so we as a group can make informed... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Monday, December 12, 2016 | 0 comments
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December 19, 2017   Two weeks ago, I was blessed to make my first visit to Bolivia.  It’s a lovely country in South America with a lovely culture and lovely people. Truly. Orphanos has a relatively new partnership in a city called Cochabamba with an orphanage named “Daughters of the King.”  The 10 young girls who call this place home were so fun to spend time with.  Fortunately, there were no board meetings for me to attend so I could spend most of my... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Friday, December 9, 2016 | 2 comments
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God is most glorified in me when….

We’re in a bit of a rough three months.  I’m not sure if it’s over.  No.  Actually, I’m confident it’s not. There’s a purification process going on in our lives.  A tearing away. A clarifying of priorities.  We’ve said for years’ certain things are priorities in our lives, and now we’re being challenged as to if our words match our hearts. They didn’t. And the purification process is hurting. About 6... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 3 comments
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The Nations at my Door

The opportunity to affect the nations sometimes is a lot easier than you think.  Case in point this evening.  Angela and Audrey are on a little mother-daughter road trip, so little Aly and I are spending the next few days alone.  I thought I would start things out right and take her to dinner at a new Mexican place very close to our home.  We were the only customers, so the owner came out and pulled up a chair to talk.  That’s what I get for greeting him in... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 0 comments
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We’re going back….way back!!! Well, not that far back. But in the midst of the move and the chaos surrounding it, we didn’t have time to update you on the last few months before the move…and some incredible stuff happened! In July, we had the pleasure of receiving our last mission’s team from the US while living in Ecuador. It was a group from the Fellowship of Oso Creek out of Corpus Christi, Texas who has visited us a few times while in Quito. We had... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 0 comments
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Say Yes to Children