What does Hope for Orphans do?
It’s a question we’ve heard several times over the years. And we get where it comes from. Hope for Orphans is driven by a single mission—to serve churches in reaching every orphan with the love of Jesus—but that mission looks like a lot of different things.
It looks like developing curriculum to serve adoptive and foster families.
It looks like traveling to Cuba to work with local churches caring for vulnerable children.
It looks like partnering with churches in Korea to provide for and protect vulnerable children..
It looks like providing resources to help people turn their short-term missions trips into long-term impact.
It looks like teaching children to care about the needs facing orphans.
But we can sum up these initiatives into two main groups. Here’s how HFO’s president Paul Pennington describes it:
“Since 2001, Hope for Orphans events, outreaches, and resources have served tens of thousands of families in adoption, foster care, and orphan ministry. We provide gospel-centered videos, articles, curriculum, training, and vision to equip churches and individual Christians to love and advocate for orphans in America and around the world.
Through our international programs, we seek to equip and bring vision to the local church as the visible gospel to the fatherless of their own country.
Through our resources we provide the tools and training to help struggling parents, to empower children to be kingdom entrepreneurs, and to equip churches for serving orphans in other countries.”