The world of orphan care can be a confusing place. It is a world of beauty, redemption, love, sacrifice, and hope, but it is also a world of evil, temptation, corruption, and opportunity. So how do we properly help in such a confusing place? I don’t have the full answer to that question yet, but I’m getting pieces. One of those pieces is research. Research is critical to bringing out the beauty in the world of orphan care. Its easy to trust someone who appears to be doing good work, and so many people are, but its also easy to be deceived. The best way to prevent this is by educating yourself. Do some research; ask some questions. This will not only help you, but it will also help those you are trying to help. No one is perfect (I’m living proof), but I believe we're called to try our best to be ethical people in how we serve and care for others. The world of orphan care is no exception.
So what does this mean for The Archibald Project? We want to make sure we are presenting you with ethical and credible organizations and adoptions. We promise to always do our absolute best to ask questions, do research, and connect you with people and places that are making a difference in the world of orphan care. All of that being said, this week we are so excited to share with you about Elpis Ministries. You might recognize the name from our February Media Mission :) This week we’ll be sharing some stories surrounding Elpis. Through our work and the work of our Media Mission team, we’re going to introduce you to some of the children, the workers, the founder, and the stories that make up Elpis and H.O.P.E. Children’s Home. So stay tuned, you're not going to want to miss this week!
(Photos by February Media Mission team member: Jacki Potorke)