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Do you feel called to start an orphanage? Do you have a passion for orphans?

You have come to the right place. We share your passion and calling and have created this website to serve as a comprehensive resource to help people start their own orphanages. If you want to join the crowd of people learning to start orphanages to serve orphans, then subscribe to our blog to get frequent updates. Then come frequently to this site to share what you are learning so that other people can benefit as well. If we can help you start an orphanage, we know that God is using us to empower you to change the world.

[Make His Work and our Work Your Own]

This site will do several things:
1) Recommend training resources that will help you start an orphanage.
2) Provide information on how to actually start an orphanage of your own.
3) Share tips on how to select really needy orphans.
4) Suggest training and ways to find funding and sponsors for the children. You need funding to start an orphanage!
5) Share share with you other ideas and ways to care for orphans such as starting orphan bases, foster care systems etc.

1) Recommend training resources that will help you start an orphanage

Who needs training to start an orphanage? That’s a common feeling that people have. We felt like that when we started our orphanage in Africa. The truth is that good intentions and a good heart don’t equal to help for orphans. Believe us, we are speaking from experience. There is a proverb that says “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” That proverb is so true. It is very easy to have a vision for serving orphans. Then we become very passionate and jump into it without proper training. Before we know it that passion burns out and then we give up. Often we are very frustrated. Read More >>

 

2) Provide information on how to actually start an orphanage of your own

As already mentioned before, this site will share information that would  help people actually get the necessary permits to operate an orphanage in any country. Every country is different. We will share information about each country as it becomes available to us and also provide updates when they become available. When you successfully start your orphanage, please remember to come back and share the information you’ve learned so that someone else can learn from you.

 

3) Share tips on how to select really needy children to start an orphanage

All that glitters is not gold. All who look poor are not poor. They may be poor when compared to western standards, but are they poor enough to deserve help? We will share with you how to select orphans. Not every child who looks poor in an African village needs help. The mistake many people make is to go and indiscriminately gather children to help. They do this because many of the children don’t have shoes and look poor. These people may have a good heart, good intentions, but easily make mistakes and waste efforts. Read More.

 

4) Suggest training and ways to find funding and sponsors for the children. You need funding to start an orphanage!

Finding sponsors and funding for the orphans is the next thing. It may sound easy at first, but it’s not. It’s best to get all the help you can get. Many Christians make the mistake of praying and believing God to provide while they make no serious concerted effort to learn how to procure funding. It’s no surprise that our ministries end up shutting down. Thousands of churches and ministries shut down yearly in the U.S alone.  This site will provide information that could help you do that. Why will we do all these things? Because we know when you help an orphan, we have helped them too. God knows how to apportion rewards for the work that we all do. When we help you stand on our shoulders, you can see further than if you tried to look by yourself. That will enable you to do more. God will know how to reward each of us for our contribution. If people who served the poor could put their empire-building ambitions aside for a second and focus on strengthening each other in a meaningful and accountable ways, we will go far in the work of orphan care. But too often, we are too focused on building our empires and protecting our own thing that we even refuse to get help so we can do a more thorough work! Some people wouldn’t share ‘secrets’ that could help others. God is not glorified when we do that because we are caring about our empires and not about his kingdom at large.

 

5) Share with you other ideas and ways to care for orphans such as working with local churches, starting orphan bases, foster care systems etc

We often advise people who set out to start an orphanage not to focus on starting an orphanage. We advise them to focus on what the orphan’s needs are. Sometimes, it may mean starting an orphanage. At other times, it may mean starting orphan bases. An orphan base is a place from which to work and serve orphans in the surrounding areas. You can work from there to care for orphans in the community, provide tutoring,  medical care, meals etc. If the needs become too great, then an orphanage can arise from there. It’s important to let the true needs of the children determine the care we give them. Starting an orphanage immediately without a thorough understanding of the needs of the community is not a smart idea. And these needs change frequently. So flexibility is key. Read More

We hope that our experience can empower you to serve orphans better.
If you are interested in formal training, check out Austin Bible College and take one of their certificate or degree programs in orphan care or orphanage management. We will also be sharing other resources on this site.

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