The number of orphans in Africa is multiplying as we speak. Many in the western world are appropriately jaded about donating to relief work in catastrophic situations.
But, if you were to fly thousands of miles by air, then travel over bumpy congested roads in sweltering heat and place your feet on rust colored soil in the heart of Africa, your hope would be restored.
In our orphan homes and villages, you’d see hundreds of smiling children who would greet you with a warm hug. You’d meet a former child soldier who’s learned to forgive himself. You'd feel his joy.
You’d hear their stories…like James who became head of his household at eight, when his deranged parents walked off in the night. The same James is good at math and wants to be an engineer.