Orphans helpless, but not hopeless

wcsg-guatemalaGuatemala (MNN) — There are over 163 million orphans in this world. UNICEF estimates that more than 370,000 of those orphans live in Guatemala. These orphans plunge beneath the poverty line, living in orphanages, slums, and on the streets. They are helpless, but not hopeless.

Orphan Outreach has always worked to help children in need. They help to create long-lasting effects in lives by sharing the word of God, feeding the hungry, building homes, and spending time with kids.

They also work to provide medical care, and this year they are in dire need of more medical professionals.

In past years, three days had been dedicated to medical clinics in the Lake Atitlan region for the community of Santiago. Volunteers were able to help more than 900 people. But this year, a fourth day has been added, and Orphan Outreach is eager to see how many they will be able to serve.

They say, “Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, and all medical professionals are needed to make this trip a success!”

As Orphan Outreach is in need of medical professionals, they also extend an invitation to non-medical professionals with a passion for children. They will help to minister to children and provide support.

The Guatemala 2015 trip will take place from March 14 to March 23, a ten-day trip that will change lives. The cost is $2250 per person, but Orphan Outreach says that cost should not frighten volunteers off because most people are able to raise their support for the trip.

You can make a difference. Just take a leap of faith.

Pray that God will send enough volunteers to Orphan Outreach, and that the March 2015 Guatemala trip will be a success.

For information on how to volunteer, click here.