Global Orphan Relief Update November 18, 2017 by Scott Nordstrom
I wanted to let you know that my last day at Vision Graphics was this past week. I spent nearly three years as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the company and I gave notice two weeks ago. I did this knowing that I was being called to a higher commitment to this ministry, and that as a movement we can accomplish much more for the Kingdom.
For those who know me this might be a bit confusing as you know that I have been about the work of this movement since 2005. While this is certainly the case, I believe that what the Father wants to do with us is much bigger and bolder than what we have experienced over the past 12 years. My position at Vision was not consistent with this objective any longer.
With much certainty, God has called us to build the capacity to serve 1,440 orphaned children. This was something that was made clear in 2014 and we have move forward since then in faith to serve more children in more places demonstrating the love of Christ. In addition, I believe that we are being led to get more creative and to work beyond our current limitations. This means long-lasting impact for the care we provide and deploying sustainable solutions in the communities we serve. Our theme going into 2019 is “Teach One Child, & Save Thousands!” This will involve training them up for a life of Faith and providing them the tools they will need to build their futures.
I can tell you that I don’t have a back-up plan. I am all in. I do have a full understanding of our destination -to serve more children in a more sustainable way, and I am confident that the intermediate steps required on this journey will be revealed to us as we GO!.
I look forward to working more closely with many of you to grow this impact of this ministry.
Please pray for our ministry and prayerfully consider how you might be more involved.
NEED: Our plan to serve 1,440 children can be achieved in 2018. As of November 2017, we serve 688 children in DR Congo, South Sudan, and Zambia.
In South Sudan alone, there are another 900 children waiting for life-saving aid. These children are within the geographic area in which we serve today. Our plan will include serving 750 additional children in South Sudan. This will increase our budget for South Sudan by $51,100 for 2018.
In addition, the administrative and fundraising budget will increase to $74,640 (25% of our overall budget), which will provide the capacity required for us to serve 1,555 children monthly by the end of 2018, and provide a foundation to build upon as to how we serve orphaned children going into 2019.
Here are following ways you can help:
- 1) Pray for Global Orphan Relief.
- 2) Volunteer -please reach out to us via phone, this website, or via email.
- 3) Keep up to date with our progress on our BLOG and or our FACEBOOK
- 4) Help us grow our resources for feeding the children in South Sudan at FEEDING PROGRAM. Since February 2016 we have provided for 132,225 meals.
- 5) Help us fund a water well for South Sudan at LIFE.
- 6) To grow this movement will require additional resources and you can contribute to this effort at CAPACITY 1140.
You may send support or other correspondence to Global Orphan Relief, 16352 Prairie Farm Circle, Parker, CO 80134 as well, or you may give also give electronically at https://globalorphanrelief.org/donate-support/.
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Global Orphan Relief is a Christian relief agency serving Orphans in need and a recognized U.S. public charity, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.