Orphan Voice's founding originated with, and has been nourished and propelled by, the Father's burning passion for the poor, the weak, the mistreated, the orphan and the special needs child. The revelation of that passion began for Tony in 1977, when he tearfully surrendered to Christ at the altar of a country church in Kentucky. As he repented and prayed, he "saw" multitudes of Asian people. Tony understood that experience as God's call to Asia for his life.
That vision was nourished when Tony and Cindy met at Asbury College. There, their call to serve God together, was confirmed.
There was an interval of several years before the Brewers left the United States, however. During much of that time, they worked to facilitate the adoption of over 1,000 Asian orphans by Christian parents in the United States.
Final confirmation of God's plan for Orphan Voice came just before the Brewers departed for Vietnam in 2008. At a celebration of adoptive families, God gave them the words to Orphan Voice's purpose statement: We Will Care.