New Blog Series – Hosting a Fundraising Event

Hosting a Fundraising Event

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog site, you must have a heart for orphans. Maybe you just came back from a short term trip that changed your life and you don’t know what to do with this new-found passion. Perhaps you have a dream of starting an orphan care ministry, nonprofit, or center. Or you could just want to find out more about what it takes to help needy children. Wherever you are in this process, whatever your dream is, we want to help equip you and teach you from our own experience or the experience of other ministries who are actively caring for orphans.

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Learn What it Takes to Start an Orphanage in Only 8 Weeks

Start an Orphanage

Thousands of people like you come to our website each month with one question: “How do I start an orphanage?” Up until now, it’s been difficult for us to answer this question because starting an orphanage is not something you can teach in one article or phone conversation. It’s way more complicated than that.

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How to Ask and Receive From Others

In this blog post, Dr. Kenneth Acha shares a few incredible videos about the art of asking. This is a hard lesson for many people to learn and many of us go about it in the wrong ways. However, ministry work – regardless of what type, size, or location – is not a one man show. We need a team to work alongside us in different capacities. And sometimes, all you have to do is ASK.

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Developing Leaders Like Kenzie

Meet Kenzie, one of the students enrolled at Austin Bible Institute. Kenzie and her family live in Honduras as full-time missionaries. Her heart is for orphans and vulnerable children and she has been studying with us since last August. We have seen Kenzie grow so much and have loved being a part of what God is doing in her, her family, and her ministry.

Stephanie and Danielle, two students at Austin Bible Institute and staff with Shaping Destiny, interview Kenzie about what God is doing in her life and how she is enjoying her studies with ABI. Watch this video to learn from Kenzie herself.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

This is a great video by Nadine Burke Harris about the effects of severe trauma on children throughout their lifetime. Many orphans and vulnerable children encounter such trauma in their childhood and this cannot be ignored. Watch this video to learn how to dig deeper into adverse child experiences.

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Helping Children Integrate in Their Communities

integrate

You’ve probably heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” This concept is very true when it comes to any sort of child rearing, especially when working with orphaned, abandoned, or displaced children. Integrating a child with their community is key for sustainable and excellent solutions to the orphan crisis. 

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