ORPHANS FIRST exists for one reason only…
To faithfully heed the call of the Gospel as stated in James 1:27… “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you”. We therefore strive daily to restore broken lives, one orphan or one widow at a time under divine leadership.
We are Christians who are committed to providing a pathway to self-sufficiency for one of the most vulnerable population groups in any African culture (Widows & Orphans). In most African societies, to be an Orphan or a Widow is almost like a death sentence. In Cote D’ivoire (West Africa), a civil war that began after a failed military coup in 2002 has almost quadrupled the number of Orphans and Widows within a relatively short period of time. The daily struggle of Orphans and Widows in a country that has experienced over 10 years (on and off) of civil unrest is real and breathtakingly overwhelming. By the grace of God, each day, an army of volunteers and staff, press on towards our VISION… To utilize every resource at our disposal to create sustainable programs and systems that will enable all the orphans and widows of Cote D’Ivoire to become self-sufficient and live a productive life.
We firmly believe in sharing God’s love, kindness and joy where human tragedy abounds. In this sophisticated, heavily-digitized, modern world of ours, there’s is no greater human tragedy than seeing disease-smitten, hopelessly starving precious Orphans or Widows. The idea that there are millions of children (mostly orphans) around the world who go without food and have no permanent place to call home is an abomination…and should be a catalyst for action to anyone who hears about it but mainly for those of us who call ourselves Christians.
We invite you to check out our PROGRAMS PAGE to see how you can support this Ministry. All contributions and other donations for this effort are tax-deductible under IRS Regulation 501 C 3.
May The Lord bless and richly repay you as you pray and consider giving us your support.