Below is an email from the Director of PANI of Limon, Costa Rica. PANI is basically the Children and Family Services office of Costa Rica. The Director, Mirabell, and her daughter spent almost every day with our team. She was a very Godly woman who was SO thankful for our support. The photo above is of Mirabell hugging one of our team members, Jason Crossman on our last day at the orphanage. I see Visiting Orphans having a long term partnership with these orphanages and even this morning I received a call from a church who is interested in partnering with them long term! The Lord is so so good...
Hello. I would like to thank you for the wonderful moments that I could spend with you and the group, along with the children at the orphanage. It was a beautiful experience and the first of its kind for PANI's orphanages.
I think this type of activity in the orphanages is significant and Visiting Orphans has demonstrated that it is possible. Thank you for choosing us. God knows what He is doing; these are not random acts; God is the one who gives us these opportunities. Thanks to people like you, the work is bearable. Sometimes due to the daily chores, we don't stop to give these kids affection. Through this opportunity, these children were given the love they so desperately need.
I hope you have a good trip. May God bless you for everything I have shared with you. On behalf of the nannies, the PANI staff, and the children, thank you for your generosity. May God guide and bless you and your families always.
Follow along as I take this mission seriously and minister to the orphans in this world.
Visiting Orphans...It pretty much speaks for itself. Our lives are made to give away to others and I love it that helping orphans is pure and undefiled religion! Follow along as I take God seriously about this mission and minister to the orphans in this world. He is constantly at work in our lives..we just sometimes have to shift our perspective to notice Him. I pray you will hopefully see Him in the words and pictures below..through my perspective.
This blogpage follows the mission trips I lead to minister to orphans in this world. I am the Executive Director of a mission sending agency called Visiting Orphans. (www.visitingorphans.org) I believe my mission in life is similar to the President of Compassion International, Dr. Wes Stafford. In his book, "Too Small to Ignore" he says, "On one side of this international bridge, my role is to minister to the poor, to the orphans, to "comfort the afflicted." And then I cross the bridge, coming back to the Western, more affluent world, where my job is to speak and write and to "affict the comfortable" to call them to action." Loving people on both sides of the spectrum...
I pray that something in my words or pictures will inspire you to reach out beyond yourself...to GO and help the "least of these".