Why We Do What We Do

People often ask why we are doing this….feeding children who are half a world away.  Some days I wonder the same thing.  But then I remember my trip in 2004 where  I saw children, young children, who didn’t know when they would eat again.  Toddlers who sometimes didn’t eat anything the whole day.  Mamas giving their only crumbs of food to their little ones.  My heart was broken. Permanently broken.  We saw a need and prayed for a way to meet it.  We know God’s heart is for the fatherless and His heart breaks just like ours.  Over the past ten years we have cried, prayed, struggled and rejoiced as we have watched Him provide for these little ones, HIS children. …

What’s Different?

An orphan in Kenya is a child who either has only one parent or both parents are gone. Many of the children we support still live at home with their mother or father but are still considered orphans. The schools Hungry 4 Him currently works with in Ahero and Wachara, Kenya are not orphanages. They are orphan day schools. Pastor Benard, who founded these schools, believes children are better off in a home environment. When a child loses both parents Pastor Benard and the school leaders work to find a family or guardian for the child. The children continue to learn responsibility in their homes as well as receive an education, hot meals and fellowship with other children at school. …

What Is Orphan Care All About?

Alone. Brokenhearted. Betrayed. Abandoned. Outcast. Desperate. There are children around the world crying out for help. Many of these children do not have somewhere to call “home”. They don’t know when they will eat there next meal or where it will come from. This broken world took their mom and dad from them far too soon and they are left to fend for themselves. In the midst of the desperation are people who are willing to step in and make a difference. Pastors who bring these hungry, tired and lonely children into their homes for a meal. Families who welcome them to belong. Strangers half a world away who offer to feed and clothe them. This is orphan care. These …