Reformed Hearts Orphans Center (RHOC) cares for 35 orphans within seven homes at RHOC and with families from their local church. The children in their care are orphaned from the AIDS/HIV epidemic and political unrest. RHOC believes “that every child deserves a loving home, a family and parents or caretakers who cater to the child’s physical and emotional well – being and development. We believe that children belong in homes and families and not in institutions.” It is with this commitment that RHOC is caring for orphans in the name of Christ, instructing them in solid, Biblical teaching.
Teen Ministry seeks to win to Christ and improve the lives of severely impoverished teenage girls living in the “garbage city” of Cairo, Egypt. Teen Ministry primarily teaches these young girls to find joy in Christ; much of their time is devoted to praying and studying the Bible. Teen Ministry teaches girls who have never been taught hygiene or cleanliness how to wash themselves and make changes to improve their health through hygiene in their homes and families. In the area that Teen Ministry operates, girls are often abused and neglected. Teen Ministry shows them genuine love, often for the first time in their lives. Teen Ministry also educates the girls and provides them with medical and dental care.
Jars of Oil Mission Africa (JOMA) is a ministry to grandmothers who have lost their own children to AIDS and are now caring for their grandchildren. With compassion, the ministry breaks through the shame and stigma associated with AIDS to meet physical and spiritual needs. JOMA feeds families by delivering food packages and helping the “grannies” start gardens. The gardens provide a source of food, income, and dignity. Many of the grannies suffer from HIV or other illnesses. JOMA arrange for the grannies to receive the medical treatment they need. The staff visits frequently; encouraging and praying with these women. The love of Christ, shown by JOMA is transforming lives.
Hanna Orphan’s Home cares for children, most of whom have tragically lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. HOH’s main program involves caring for and raising 51 orphans among eight different family settings, each with a house mother, who is employed to live with and to take care of the children. Their secondary program involves providing support services to over 200 vulnerable children in their community. Children in both programs are enrolled in school and go to Hanna Orphan’s Home after school each day, where they receive a daily meal and participate in Bible studies.