Orphan Lifeline
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Orphan Lifeline requires that its orphan homes must exist on the exact same property and in very close proximity to the church building of the partner indigenous church.

This is much better than homes located on properties away from the church that runs them. For these reasons, Orphan Lifeline – without exception – only funds homes that are on the exact same property as the church building.
 
 
 
FROM THE CHILDREN’S SPIRITUAL CARE & GROWTH PERSPECTIVE…THIS IS BETTER.
The children see and encounter the daily activities of the church and its members. They are more incorporated into the church community. There are also more opportunities to see church volunteers actively involved in the work.

FROM A CHURCH EXPOSURE & STRENGTHENING PERSPECTIVE…
THIS IS BETTER
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The surrounding community of the church will see the local church caring daily for the children. The “goodwill” benefits will accrue quicker and to a greater extent.

FROM A PROSPECTIVE ADOPTION PERSPECTIVE…THIS IS BETTER.
If the church members are daily interacting with these children, there are more families that will be drawn to adopt them.

A family that might never consider traveling out to a removed/isolated home to adopt (and who might never have even considered adoption at all), is far more likely to fall in love with a specific child and consider adopting them if they are constantly seeing them at church, on the church property, as part of church activities.

FROM AN ACCONTABILITY PERSPECTIVE…
THIS IS BETTER
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Obviously, a home on the church property is more visible on a daily basis to church attendees, the community and visitors. Using the home for anything other than its intended purpose would be easily determined. In contrast, a building 20 miles away is removed from watchful eyes.

A Orphan Lifeline representative could be shown any building anywhere and told that it was the funded building, whereas a building on the church property next to the church would be easily identifiable and verifiable. Furthermore, a building far away could be placed on land not owned by the church, whereas a building right next to the church alleviates this concern to a great extent.

FROM A POTENTIAL CLOSURE PERSPECTIVE…
THIS IS BETTER
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If the ongoing funding falls through or other factors converge to cause the closure of an orphan home, a home 20 miles away (or even 1 mile away) might be sold or used for a variety of non-Kingdom purposes. The same home next to a church would most likely be used for other church/Kingdom activities.

Obviously, we at Orphan Lifeline are continuing to work to ensure high success rates of homes, but it’s at least reassuring to know that any closures would involve buildings that are still being used for ministry purposes.

 
 
 
 
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