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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Indigenous churches are the most strategically positioned for the task. Each church in the developing world has the opportunity to reach each child and impact each community. THE GOSPEL. Children are taught the message of salvation.

The children are raised in small groups by church families. They see and encounter the daily activities of the church and its members. They are fully incorporated into the church community.

Children are not removed from their community of origin. Instead they remain in constant contact with neighbors and peers.

CHURCH EXPOSURE AND STRENGTHENING. The surrounding community of the church sees the local church caring daily for the children. The church receives increased goodwill and witnessing opportunities as a result.

VOLUNTEERS. Since the church cares for the children, there are many church volunteers actively involved in the work.

DOMESTIC ADOPTION. As church members are daily interacting with the children, they are drawn to adopt them.

MULTIPLICATION. As children interact with their communities, they bear witness to transformed lives, new lives in Christ.

As children come of age to make their own way in society, church members help with the transition and job opportunities.
VISIBILITY. Children’s homes on church property are more observable daily to church attendees, the community and visitors.

GOVERNANCE. Church-based children’s homes come under the oversight of the church governing body and denominational hierarchy in many cases. For a full comparison of the benefits of the church-based model versus the prevailing orphan care model, please learn more here.

A. There are millions and millions of orphaned and abandoned children in the developing world.

There are hundreds of thousands of churches in the developing world, located in the very same communities that have the orphaned and abandoned children.

C. The solution: Church-based children’s homes match the geographic needs of children (A) with the geographic care structure of churches (B).

A + B = C

Orphan Lifeline’ goal is to strengthen indigenous churches to rescue the children within their community.


(EC)3 = Each Church. Each Child. Each Community

Orphan Lifeline’ goal is to see Each Church involved, Each Child rescued, and Each Community impacted as a result.
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