2. Why should I give to your organization?
Money given to us is more than a feel good “donation.” It is an investment; an investment which will greatly impact and improve the circumstances and lives of orphaned children and radically change their destiny in life. The snowball effect over time of our work will contribute to a social, economic and spiritual upswing in the communities where we operate.
3. I live in the United States and we have enough problems here. Why should I give money to a cause that will benefit a foreign country?
Our lives are global. The computers we work on can access information on any country at any time. Our televisions give us news and information concerning events from all around the world. We are global, therefore, our caring should be global as well.
We agree the problems we face in the US should be addressed and in doing so we are able to bounce back and recover. The issues third-world countries face are not so easily dealt with or ever really solved. They can’t just bounce back. Adequate resources are the holdup. When we step into a country like this, we are impacting lives for the betterment of our global community.
4. What is the feasibility of really making the kind of difference you are talking about?
It’s very feasible. The need is so great. Once the capital is in place, an immediate change will begin to take place. Supplies will be purchased, the ground will be broken and the anticipation level in the community will build. This is a project the whole town can rally around. It’s a feel-good project and a great human interest story but our program goes way beyond that. The lives of orphaned children will be changed for the betterment of themselves, their communities and ultimately their country.
5. Will you be able to quantify the impact you have?
Absolutely. Aside from being accountable to the Philippines Department of Welfare and Social Services, we will track measureable outcomes ourselves. While in our care, we will track their medical history, their physical growth and their educational and spiritual development. In doing so, over time, we will be able to demonstrate pronounced growth in each of these areas for each of the orphans in our care. The whole program is geared around transforming each person into a godly and productive citizen.
6. What makes you different than other organizations doing the same thing?
We don’t necessarily compare or look at ourselves as competition with the other orphanages. The more orphanages the better. We are somewhat unique, however, in that our goal is not to house a large number of children. We salute those that provide on this scale. On the other hand, we are geared more toward a family-style facility that implements a very personal “whole person” program where each child will be given personal care and attention.
7. You’re a new start-up organization. What assurance do I have that you will be successful?
Success rates are better for those who possess drive, passion, heart and a ‘never say die’ attitude for their mission. We clearly have this singleness of vision, drive and passion to be successful. Biblically, the Lord favors orphans. We clearly hear His heartbeat for this. We have His favor along with a detailed vision and focus to see this mission and program come to pass and to truly be successful in every sense of the word.