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Broyhill Childrens' Home

What a blessing we received on Saturday as we celebrated the New Year with the kids and house parents of Broyhill Childrens’ home and talked about “The One Who Stays”. We decorated pillow cases with the kids and were amazed how much the oldest to the youngest were engaged in this activity. It is our prayer that when they lay their head on that pillow at night, they will be comforted as they are reminded of the One who stays.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

This little one was such a sweetie.

This little one was such a sweetie.

Carl really engaged the kids in sharing about themselves and their favorite foods.

Carl really engaged the kids in sharing about themselves and their favorite foods.

Jill teaches from the heart.  Her love of Jesus is so powerful.

Jill teaches from the heart. Her love of Jesus is so powerful.

LaVerne Busbee shared her testimony about how God has stayed and comforted her.

LaVerne Busbee shared her testimony about how God has stayed and comforted her.

Every child enjoyed decorating their own pillowcase.

Every child enjoyed decorating their own pillowcase.

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Board member, Brian, models the Orbie backpacks for the kids.

Board member, Brian, models the Orbie backpacks for the kids.

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Light Their World 2018 Gala

Thank you to everyone who played a role in our "Light Their World" Gala at The Cove last month. Great music, speakers, weather, auction and people! Our auction alone raised $24,000! We enjoyed great tunes and testimony from Mark Schultz. Terry Jaggers (President of the Texas Foster Family Association) and Bob McCleary (North Carolina Baptist Children Homes) shared their excitement about the response of foster families to Orbie's new curriculum. We are so grateful to all who volunteered, sponsored, served, bought, and gave!

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TWICE ADOPTED

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TWICE ADOPTED

She's only nine, but she's already been adopted twice. Four years ago she got a whole new life when she was adopted out of a government-run orphanage in China. In one moment, she went from darkness to light. From being unwanted to deeply loved.  From having no one to belonging in a family that adores her. 

Recently, Collins made the important decision to be adopted again....this time by her Creator. Yes, she's only nine.  But she really gets it. As she says, "God is perfect, I'm not.  God sent Jesus to take my spanking.  I turned from my sin and asked him in my heart.  I am now in God's family...forever!"  That is the gospel, pure and simple.  It's an adoption story. We once were lost but now are found, were blind but now we see.  Coming into God's family for all eternity is the greatest miracle of all.

For Collins, the second adoption has resulted in new and fresh again.  Her old life is gone in so many ways.  Her behavior has changed because her heart has changed.  There is a peace and stability that was never there before.  And above all? She's got an exuberant joy that is pretty much breathtaking to behold. How amazing to look into her eyes and realize that God has miraculously orchestrated her adoption...twice!

For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether - the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new.  2 Corinthians 5:17

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR ORPHAN CARE

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR ORPHAN CARE

Orbie Gala 2014 was an incredibly inspiring night! Many people caught the vision and are now a part of the mission of Orbie for Orphans. Those who attended were encouraged to see that the Lord is using their efforts and investment as a part of “Team Orbie”. 

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WHY NOT ANSWER “YES” TO GOD’S CALLING

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WHY NOT ANSWER “YES” TO GOD’S CALLING

The news is carrying the ongoing story right now of two American medical missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia. One, in particular, is Dr. Kent Brantly, a young doctor just starting out with a wife and small children. The natural question to ask is, “Why?”

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THE SIMPLE THRILL OF A BOX FOR ORPHANS

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THE SIMPLE THRILL OF A BOX FOR ORPHANS

Who knew that the simple transfer of a box could bring such a thrill? Last month, we were at the National Orphan Summit in Chicago where a few thousand people gathered who work on the front lines with orphans and foster children. As we sold our Mission Trip Curriculum Kits in 7 languages, we would ask, “Where will this be used?

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HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

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HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

These are exciting times for Orbie for Orphans!Our first teaching kit, The One Who Stays, will be ready to go on the front lines in early May. Based on distribution channels, we are translating this from English into 6 other languages. Because 67% of the world’s children learn through oral/visual means, animation is a key component of our strategy to bring life change to these children. They learn best through seeing stories come to life, and yet, curriculum for orphans using animation is unheard of…until now!

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THE GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE

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THE GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE

Recently in January, our adopted daughter had surgery with the craniofacial team at the University of North Carolina.  It was a big deal for her as evidenced by short video we took of her at the hospital.

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