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grace family church
“The work operated as a business. The team had goals, objectives and metrics to measure how the holistic feeding programs were making children healthy. The nurses (CDAs) were using tablets to record and measure child nutrition information. The leadership was meeting with church pastors regularly and frequently,” Hotchkiss reflected. “Operations were running effectively and everyone was performing to defined tasks.”
ORPHANetwork stood out as an investment. Citing Philippians 4:17, John wanted to share his investment with his local church. When John and his family invested in ORPHANetwork, they directed their funds through their local church to facilitate God’s work in the church in Nicaragua.
– Brent Altman, Global Missions Director
st. thomas' church
Hamilton Smith decided to visit Nicaragua through the encouragement of one of his parishioners. As Smith launched St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, he wanted his parish to be involved in engaging lives locally and globally.
St. Thomas’ Anglican connected through video correspondence with a Local Church Initiative in Nicaragua. The two churches formed an instant bond and began praying for each other.
“We learned so much from our friends in Nicaragua. This trip only solidified our desire to be part of what God is doing beyond the four walls of our church and especially in Nicaragua.”
– Hamilton Smith, Pastor –
Our US-based Church Partners believe the local church, with Jesus in the center, is the hope of the world. Each identifies and empowers their congregations and leaders to meet the spiritual and physical needs of both their own and the global community. They share our commitment to sharing Christ’s love to the children most in need across Nicaragua.
Strategic Partner since 2010, providing:
- Annual support for feeding, health and nutrition and education programs
- Expansions into new geographies
- Leadership Development training for Nicaraguan church partners
ORGANIZATION AND GIFT-IN-KIND (GIK) PARTNERSHIPS
Our core front-line interventions in creating a stable platform of physical health are consistent food security, nutritional supplements, deworming, access to safe water and ensuring moms deliver healthy babies.
We source most of our food supply from GIK partners featured below. We pay only for shipping, which is substantially cheaper than in-country food purchases. It is readily and easily prepared by local cooks from the churches, and the food is supplemented by local ingredients to help provide nutritional variety, and stimulate the local economy as well.
Additional NGO partners provide new shoes, as well as reused desks, chairs and other furniture.