Caring for Orphans

This team serves in a city in China of 8 million people. China's historic one-child policy, the pressure to provide for his/her parents in their old age, and a worldview that doesn't see every life as valuable has led to an orphan crisis, especially for those born with special needs. Furthermore, families that do keep their children with disabilities have very little services to care for and assist them. An incredibly strategic door has opened for gospel workers to care for the "least of these" and model the redemptive and adoptive power of the Gospel to a country and people without the hope of Christ.

This team partners closely with a medical Christian organization that ministers to orphans in the province. Some of their ministries include regular visits to four different orphanages and foster care. Currently, 20 children have been placed in Christian homes, with half of those being Chinese families. Another partner organization ministers to families with disabilities. The children in each of these ministries have special needs, including cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, blindness, and developmental delays.

In the mornings, Goers will attend classes at a local university to study Chinese. In the afternoons, evening, and weekends, Goers will visit the orphanages or serve the current foster families. Join in the vision to mobilize the church to care for orphans through leading by example. Through the work of this strategic ministry, the lives of orphans, foster parents, and those in the foster parents' community are being transformed. Will you join this battle?

The team is also involved in university ministry, ministering to those with disabilities, ministering to at-risk women, training medical missionaries, church planting training, and praying for unreached people groups. While the primary focus of this internship is orphan care, Goers can also help in other areas of ministry if interested.

Skills: 

Experience with special needs a plus
Heart and passion to share love and compassion with vulnerable and hurting

Team player, willing to work well with others toward goals and respect team and leadership decisions

Placement Details

Status: 
Open
Region: 
Positions: 
4
Start cycles: 
Fall
Winter
Location: 
East Asia
Genders: 
Both
Reference number: 
9158777