All of us here at Orphan Frontier want to express our deepest appreciation to each and every supporter, contributor, donor, and prayer warrior who has come alongside us to help abused and abandoned children all around the world. We truly could not do this important needful work to so many precious children without you! Thank you for giving.
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We want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so appreciative to God and to our supporters for giving us the abilities to serve the downtrodden and needy. Certainly we have much gratitude to express because the Lord is good and His blessings are abundant. In particular, we thank Jesus Christ that He is a God who is very near and who sees the afflictions of the children in this world. Sin manifests itself in all sorts of ways and ravages the lives of so many people. Thank the LORD that He is longsuffering, so much so that He seeks and invites individuals with a servant's heart to compassionately stand in the gap and help bring relief to the suffering.
We praise the LORD that God has allowed Orphan Frontier to gradually help more and more children locally and around the world for more than five years. Within the last month, God opened doors for Orphan Frontier to be part of some good works in the Philippines.
The beautiful nation of the Philippines consists of over 105 million people with an explosive population of children everywhere. The 7,000+ islands display God's grandeur with breathtaking scenes of flourishing green mountains and stunning white beaches; however, the Philippines also is home to overcrowded cities that are filled with countless children wandering all over the streets. Amidst such beauty is the darkness of sin overshadowing the population; people are being attacked by evil forces on all fronts. Many innocent children are sexually abused by pedophiles who fly in from all over the world; the demand is ever-increasing. Religious Islamic fundamentalists are recruiting at the earliest ages for help in the ISIS jihad. Drugs and gang violence proliferate beyond measure. And hunger, poverty, and many other troubles are unmistakably noticeable because of the effects of sin.
Thankfully there are many good churches preaching about the Lord Jesus Christ, sin, righteousness, and judgment. Many churches serve the poor and hungry through feeding ministries. Among so many compassionate servants of God, an opportunity for Orphan Frontier presented itself for Brother Bowman to travel to be with two churches that also have orphanages for abused and abandoned children.
Last month Brother Bowman flew over to the Philippines. His time was well spent serving so many people in various ways. The Lord truly multiplied his labors and allowed his time to be helpful and fruitful. Brother Bowman spent a lot of time getting to know and serve the children and the staff members. In addition, God afforded him time to reach out and serve others in other important matters. During his time there, Brother Bowman was privileged by God's grace to preach at a few churches, teach in a couple of Bible colleges, preach at a local jail, and participate in some feeding ministries. In addition, God opened a very unique opportunity for Brother Bowman to serve various people in a much-needed way. He got to spend time giving some people a better understanding about sex trafficking and sexual abuse. During these times he also got to privately meet with others to discuss loneliness and how to move forward after being sexually abused.
Brother Bowman is very thankful to God that not only did he get to work with the orphanages, God also opened unusual doors for him to minister regarding sexual abuse. There are too many untold stories of adults and children who have been sexually abused and molested that nobody knows about. Both Filipinos and Americans are seeing a growing trend of people being sexually abused at alarming rates that are at epidemic proportions. Too many people (just within our own churches) are secretly living in shame, turmoil, and deep pangs of guilt through no fault of their own. These people desperately need help; sadly, the church is failing them!
We Christians need to compassionately make our personal lives, homes, ministries and churches available for anyone to open up and talk about their pangs of guilt and troubles. We need to be better listeners. We need to ensure that our compassion is extended within an environment filled with genuine concern. We need to promote and manifest caring fellowship for others so that they will be heard and embraced with love and friendship. If we do this, saturated with the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, more of our brothers and sisters in the faith will courageously open up and seek help regarding their disturbing memories of past sexual abuse.
If you at any time have any concerns or questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to us. The Holy Bible instructs us in Romans 15:7: "Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God." Why? Because Romans 15:1 says, "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." You, Brother Bowman, and all of us need each other. We need God. And God helps people through people. We are to be here for one another.
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
In exactly two weeks by God's grace Mr. Bowman will be flying to the Philippines to be with two orphanages. He is wanting to take over with me a big bag of school supplies. He is in need of NEW colored pencils, pencils, ink pens, paper, and crayons. No liquids. If you would like to donate some school supplies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for pick up. Or you can make a financial donation @ www.OrphanFrontier.org/philippines.
Are you looking to do volunteer work? Consider volunteering with us!
Orphan Frontier is currently in great need of a cheerful volunteer who has a compassionate heart for needy children. We need someone who is faithfully able to contribute a few hours each week to communicate on Orphan Frontier's behalf to staff members of orphanages, children's homes, and children's ministries around the world. The right candidate will be an individual with integrity, honesty, and a willingness and ability to correspond in writing.
This need has arisen because each day we are inundated with requests from staff members of orphanages, children's homes, and children's ministries. Sadly, we are no longer able to respond to each request. We understand that each piece of correspondence that comes into our office contains messages from real individuals. We desire to show respect and appreciation for these dedicated laborers among orphans by responding to every request.
If you are interested in filling this very important role at Orphan Frontier, please contact us via our Facebook page or at OrphanFrontier@aol.com. Someone will contact you!
Hello friends of the ministry!
It is truly certain that no ministry can be successful without a team of people. Committed individuals who give of themselves in love, labor, charity, and of their substance can accomplish much. In the Bible, Luke 8:2-3 gives us insight into some of the many people who served alongside Jesus during His earthly ministry. The Bible notes that these individuals ministered unto Jesus of their substance. We don't know a great deal about the individuals listed in this passage; nevertheless, one significant attribute which God lets us know is that they were fervent laborers who gave very much of themselves and of their substance to God. They helped financially fund the ministry of Christ, and much good came about through all of it!
We want to thank every single individual who ministers to children through Orphan Frontier. We are so grateful to those who come alongside with Orphan Frontier to help us help abused and abandoned children around the world. So many of you diligently spend time in prayer; others volunteer their time and efforts in various projects; and so many of you minister unto orphans of your substance--you generously give of your finances. We want you to know that the giving of your substance is noticed and greatly appreciated. Every dollar, check, and credit card donation that comes in helps fund orphanages all around the world, and much good is coming through all of it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
One undertaking that has been ongoing for more than a year is the establishment of a new small boys' home in central Ohio. Many people have given of their substance to this home by donating furniture, dishes, blankets, pictures, toys, and many other essentials. Brother Lawrence Bowman just got word this week that the administrator overseeing his paperwork hopes to be able to hand him a state license next month. Please patiently continue to keep this endeavor in your prayers. It will be a great joy to his heart to start caring for needy boys just in time for Christmas. Brother Bowman has expressed that there are a few other items that the boys’ home needs; you can view the list at www.OrphanFrontier.org/needs.
In addition, this much-awaited boys’ home needs a new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, especially before the next winter arrives. The cost will be $6,500 to purchase and have a professional install this much-needed system. Would you please help purchase this very urgently needed HVAC system and installation? If you could generously give, any amount would be so helpful and appreciated!
Brother Bowman is also scheduled to travel to the Philippines for about a month before he starts taking in kids at the boys’ home in Ohio. His plans are to serve and help some worthy folks who are compassionately caring for deprived children at their new orphanage. He will also meet with local national pastors and serve alongside them in ministering the Word, in prayer, in evangelism, and in various other ways. We are seeking God in how Orphan Frontier might be of future assistance to this wonderful orphanage. We are urging everyone to please pray for this upcoming trip. He needs to raise $4,000 for all expenses, which include airplane tickets, food, lodging, travel, and disbursements in blessing some local missionaries in their needs.
Everything Orphan Frontier does is funded entirely by the donations of generous individuals such as you. Your tax-deductible contributions provide all funding so that orphans locally and around the world can be given security, education, food, medical care, and much more.
We are truly appreciative of your partnership!!!
At the beginning of each month we take the previous month's donations and disperse them to various orphanages, children's homes, and/or ministires according to the present need. Today we sent checks to three great ministries that are abundantly helping children in Mexico, Malawi, and Israel. We could not do this without your support. Thank you so much for your giving so that together we can love one more child!
We are so excited to announce that starting today your contributions will now go to also support a great work in God's holy nation: ISRAEL.
We received a beautiful letter in the mail today from the Director over Good Samaritan Children's Home in Malawi. Here is part of the letter and we pray that you might hear his heart's plea:
"...Well next month is harvest time in Malawi. Their seasons are just the opposite of North America's. So it comes that time when we must buy all the dry goods to last us one whole year. If we don't, the Muslim traders will buy it all up and hold it for months, then sell it for double or triple the price. This year because of shortage of rain, the corn is very small on 45% growth. It will go for $30 to $40 per 50K bag instead of $22. Please, please believe me, God is my witness, what you see on this DRY GOODS/FOOD SUPPLY list is very true and it doesn't include transportation or labor charges.
Pray for the poor. Matthew 9:36-38 says, 'But when he saw the multitudes, [Jesus] was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith [Jesus] unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.'
You and I are His laborers together. I will mail out 280 letters this week and did you know less than 50 who receive the letter will help (as a rule). I am in my 19th year as a missionary to Malawi, Africa and live with this low response year after year. But God always supplies our need and as James 1:27 says, "the fatherless and widows in their affliction" and Proverbs 19:17 says, " He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again."
Can you help?
Please pray for Alice and I...."
We at Orphan Frontier hope some of you will make a special contribution to help them in Malawi. They have a wonderful orphanage that cares for over 100 children and serves countless others too. If you wish to help them please make a donation at www.OrphanFrontier.org/goodsamaritan.
February is the month best known for "LOVE." We just received a package of beautiful handmade cards from a thoughtful family in Illinois. Since Valentine's Day is this week, we will not have time to mail them to an orphanage outside of America. Therefore, it was a delight to take them to some awesome children here in Columbus at an inner city children's club.
Here is one reason why we are so appreciative of our donors who support us help some great orphanages around the world. This pictures is of Francis in Malawi, Africa.
Francis was brought to the Good Samaritan Children's Home in Malawi almost a year ago. When he came, he was crippled. Because of this, his family was unable to take care of him.The first Lady of Malawi brought him to Good Samaritan, asking if the orphanage could take him. They agreed. After a couple of months, the first Lady returned to check on him. She could not believe her eyes. God had did the impossible; he was walking!
Francis is a very vibrant teenager now, giving glory to God for what He has done for him. The wonderful staff at the orphanage continue to care for him, giving him love, education, food, and love some more.
Thank you to all of our supporters who make this possible.
We are always in need of more support, so if you haven't donated yet and would like to, please visit www.OrphanFrontier.org/donate.
Here is a picture from the SJM School in India that your monies have previously served to help. This picture was taken at a Christmas celebration that they just had. The school provides education along with the Bible teaching to 441 kids from very impoverished surrounding neighborhoods. The directors send their many thanks and appreciation to all of you. They are asking if someone from the USA would come visit and serve at the school and help teach English from an American accent. If you are interested in volunteering for a month, semester, or a whole school year, please contact us.
The JMHA orphanages just sent us this picture. They want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for your support. They also want to invite you to come visit them this upcoming year.
Look what came in the mail! We want to thank the family who made all of these beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards for needy children. Merry Christmas!
In Ohio alone, there are over 14,000 orphans.
In the United States, there are around 400,000 orphans.
Around the world, there are countless children who need care, love, and an opportunity in life!
We all must:
-Foster or adopt children.
-Invest ourselves into the lives of children by mentoring or disicpling.
-Volunteer and serve children through our local church or organizations.
-Give more of our time, ears, hearts, energies, and resources for children.
Would you donate today and help us to love one more child?
Together, Let's Love One More Child!
Hurrah! A sweet elderly woman donated a solid-wood bunk bed set for the upcoming Heritage Boys Home. Now the Home only needs one more bunk beds.
God has been so good through many people. It is overwhelming to see so many individuals rise up to the occasion and give items so that boys in Columbus, Ohio can have a home. We are slowly reaching our goal for the Home. However, there still are many needs and you can see them @ www.orphanfrontier.org/needs.
It was an enjoyable afternoon with friends at the Open House for the upcoming Heritage Boys Home in Ohio. There was great rejoicing in what the Lord is going to do through the Home. The Bible says in Psalm 127 that children are an heritage of the LORD...as arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. We pray that God will extend the lives of many future children to impact this world for the Kingdom of Christ.
Today, Lowes donated over $800 of needful supplies for the upcoming Heritage Boys Home in Ohio. THANK YOU Lowes!
Please come join us celebrate the goodness of God this Saturday, October 7th. We will be dedicating the house and land to the LORD Jesus Christ that countless lives will be transformed at the Heritage Boys Home located in Columbus, Ohio. Many have already donated furniture and household items. If you desire to contribute to the Home, please visit www.OrphanFrontier.org/needs.
We are excited to announce that KROGER Rewards has partnered with Orphan Frontier. If you shop at KROGER, would you please link your Rewards Card's program to Orphan Frontier? Now every time you shop, KROGER will contribute a percentage of your sales to Orphan Frontier.
Here are Instructions on how to link your Rewards Card:
1. Go to our Community Rewards website.
2. Click "Sign In" or “Create an Account”
*If the customer does not have an online account, they will need to click “Create an Account” and create a new account before moving on to Step 3.
3. Sign in to account
4. Click Enroll Now
5. Enter the name Orphan Frontier or our reference number (QI590) and click Search
6. Select Orphan Frontier by clicking on the circle next to the organization’s name
7. Click “Enroll”
1. Visit www.kroger.com
2. Click Sign in
3. Enter log in and password
4. Click My Account
5. Click Account Settings
6. Scroll down to the Community Rewards section
7. Click Enroll
8. Enter the name Orphan Frontier or our reference number (QI590) and click Search
9. Select Orphan Frontier by clicking on the circle next to the organization’s name
10. Click “Enroll”
We are grateful that LA Fitness allowed Mr. Bowman to come into their facility and speak to hundreds of their members. We got a lot of great contacts! We believe a lot of people were encouraged to learn that some local children soon will be given a home!
Let's Love One More Child!