There are two main types of happiness. Synthetic happiness, which is the type we make when we don’t get what we wanted, and natural happiness which is the type of happiness that comes when we get what we wanted or worked for.Read More
Dr. Miriam Adeney, an anthropologist, missiologist, author, and associate professor of World Christian Studies at Seattle Pacific University, recounted the following story that an African Christian friend told her.
“Let me tell you a story about Americans,” an African Christian friend told her.
“Elephant and Mouse were best friends. One day Elephant said, ‘Mouse, let’s have a party!’ Animals gathered from far and near. They ate. They drank. They sang. And they danced. And nobody celebrated more and danced harder than Elephant. After the party was over, Elephant exclaimed, ‘Mouse, did you ever go to a better party? What a blast!’
But Mouse did not answer.
‘Mouse, where are you?’ Elephant called. He looked around for his friend, and then shrank back in horror. There at Elephant’s feet lay Mouse. His little body was ground into the dirt. He had been smashed by the big feet of his exuberant friend, Elephant. Sometimes, that is what it is like to do mission with you Americans,” the African storyteller commented. “It is like dancing with an Elephant.”
Several years ago, we discovered a new method of orphan care that has now become our flagship method. We started this new method of Orphan Care in response to what we believe was a revelation from God. Since then, we have seen that child development research from top academic institutions like Harvard and the University of California have supported the method.Read More
The following webinar by Jedd Medefind, the President of Christian Alliance for Orphans will give you an investor update of what God is doing in the global church, especially in the U.S. as it concerns orphan care.Read More
Before you or I start an orphanage, it’s important to ask and answer this question:
Whose dream am I trying to fulfill?
Is it my dream or the orphans dream? That is, is it my dream to start an orphanage or is it the orphans dream that an orphanage be started? Do I have a dream to start an orphanage or do the orphans have a dream to live in an orphanage? Whose dream am I working to fulfill? Is it my dream or their dream. This question is important to answer.Read More
I get many questions from people who want to understand orphan care, start an orphanage, or start another ministry that serves orphans. I also get questions from my blog, titled “What is Grace“. These two sites are very related. Orphan Care is how people live out the grace of God. I love to answer every single one of your questions. Post it below so that others may also benefit from your question and its response. Browse through the other questions that have been asked to see if any of them has already answered your question. If not, post your question and we will answer it shortly. If you see an unanswered question and know the answer to it, go ahead and answer it. If your question is of a very private nature, you may contact us here>> Thanks for sharing your passion with us.Read More
People with dreams have changed the world for the better when they acted on their dreams. There is nothing like a powerful dream to channel one’s passion towards accomplishing a great cause. To help people achieve their God-given dreams, Austin Bible Institute has launched a scholarship program called the “Dream Scholarship”. The dream scholarship provides partial tuition scholarships to any student who has a dream but lacks the funds to prepare herself for it.There is nothing like a powerful dream to channel one's passion. -KENNETH ACHA- Click To Tweet Read More