Training orphans for life, work and sharing the love of Jesus!
The Bible says, “There is a time and a place for everything.” When we first acquired the farm, we talked about a training home for orphans, but it was not possible … until now.
The Problem: Government stats reveal that after orphans are released or “graduated” from an orphanage, most of the boys end up in prison, 80% of the girls end up in prostitution, and 10% of the orphans commit suicide each year. This is a tragedy. Most orphans have no one to guide them into a healthier, saner life based on biblical principles. These are not just statistics. We received the sad news that Lidia, one of the orphans we have befriended for nearly ten years, died on Christmas Day, January 7, 2017. This deeply saddened us. If Lidia had been able to attend a school like our “New Life” School, she might still be alive today.
The Solution: We cannot help Lidia now, but we can help future orphans take a different path. The Lidia’s “New Life” School will be a place where graduated orphans live for 2 to 3 years. "Den-parents” will live with students to manage meals and daily living activities. Students will gain job skills, learn to manage their finances, learn how to live moral lives, and develop healthy family relationships. After successfully completing the program, they will receive a small “nest egg” as a financial gift to start their NEW LIFE in the real world.
These are photos of Lidia’s “New Life” School's Grand Opening, July 2018. We have not completed 1/2 of the duplex!
URGENT NEED! Before we can begin training students at Lidia’s “New Life” School for life and work, we must finish the interior of the school. Would you like to help?
Please pray for this life-changing school. It will impact thousands of lives.