Relief, Rehabilitation, and Development

Relief, Rehabilitation, and Development

Although I was young and inexperienced when I went on my first short-term mission trips, I was full of excitement and compassion for those in need. I wanted to help everyone I saw and I broke my heart to hear their stories and see their desperation. I remember meeting a young woman who had lost her home and was living on the street, begging for food or money. I reached into my purse and gave her some money and then prayed for her. I asked her what else she needed.

I remember her looking me straight in the eyes and saying, “I need a home. I need a place to live.”

Of course, I couldn’t supply for her. I felt terrible and helpless. What could I do to change her situation?

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7 Steps to Creating Last Positive Change

The children that you work with are probably going through a major change in their lives, or they need to. Whether you are helping place them with a family, putting them in a transition home, or helping provide relief to their situation they have probably gone through some sort of traumatic event that is drastically changing their life…for the worse. In this blog post, however, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about 7 steps to creating positive change in your life. As you read, be thinking about how you can implement this into your orphan care.

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When the Center Cannot Hold and Things Fall Apart

When it comes to caring for orphans, you get to see the true hardship of ministry – the fact that as much joy and fulfillment as it can bring, it can be a very scary and exhausting venture. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you had planned. How does that happen? In this blog post, Dr. Kenneth Acha shares about some possible causes for things “falling apart”.

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Hosting a Fundraising Event – What Management Systems Are Needed?

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So you’ve got a plan for your fundraising event, you see the vision, you know what winning looks like, and you are gathering a team of rock stars to help you get there. Now what? How do you put all these pieces together? How do you actually implement your plan? This is where some management systems come in.

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The 5 Conflict Resolution Styles or Modes

A few years ago, Dr. Kenneth Acha created a video lesson on the five conflict resolution styles for a conflict transformation course offered at Austin Bible Institute. It’s a great overview of the different styles or modes of handling conflict. When working with anyone – adults, children, family, community members, etc. – odds are you will run into some conflict. Part of being an effective orphan care worker is learning how to deal with conflict.

View the programs offered by Austin Bible Institute that include this course in their curriculum.

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The Ultimate Dream Killer

So, you have a dream? Perhaps to start an orphanage, an orphan care ministry, or foster a child? How do you protect that dream from the snares and weeds of this life? In this TED Talk, Barbara Sher shares what she thinks the ultimate dream killer is…

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Hosting a Fundraising Event – What Capabilities Are Needed?

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If you’re following along in our Hosting a Fundraising Event series, we’re now entering into the last couple steps of strategy. Why is any of this important to you? Well, if you are attempting to start or run a non-profit, care for orphans, and advocate for those in need…fundraising is crucial to enabling your programs to continue and your ministry to grow.

By now, you’ve set your goaldetermined where you will set up, and considered how you will succeed. Now, you will be establishing what capabilities you’ll need for this event.

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