Your Special Needs Ministry Through Orphan Voice

Thank you, Orphan Voice partners. You show true love to those who cannot walk, to those who cannot hear and to those who cannot see.

In August’s newsletter, we highlight the special needs ministry that we have been blessed with. Enjoy!

To Children Who Are Physically Challenged:

Social services in the Vietnamese countryside are not developed enough to provide therapy centers for special needs children. And poor families can’t travel to large cities where therapy services are available. As a result, cerebral palsy children are often left alone during the day as both parents work. These children normally lie in bed all day, with limbs increasingly drawing up and growing stiff. That’s just the way life is.

Orphan Voice partners have changed all that for 75 families in rural Phu Ninh District. Children who couldn’t walk now walk! Dozens others have made huge developmental gains, such as learning to feed themselves. Imagine yourself a mom whose child has never eaten unless you fed her – and then she learns to feed herself – imagine your joy!

Therapists continue work with these 75 families and we’re reaching out to 100 other special needs children who don’t have therapy or hope!

Can you help us? They need you! To support Orphan Voice’s outreach to special needs children, donate HERE or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.

In August’s newsletter, we highlight the special needs ministry that God has given us. Enjoy!

“Bao” (in orange pants) wasn’t able to walk when he came to the Center, but through Grace and hard work, he learned to walk. He’s now the Center’s greatest encourager. Here he encourages “Khanh”

To Cleft Lip Children:

Among the rural poor, a child born with a cleft lip may not receive corrective surgery. Why not? Some village leaders counsel parents to forego surgery fearing that the correction will “temp the fate” which caused the child to be born that way. Others simply don’t have the money or know where to obtain help.

For these children, Orphan Voice removes the barriers that keep parents from obtaining their child’s needed surgery. We pay the hospital fee, provide transportation to and from the hospital. In cases of extreme need, we pay for the child’s food while in the hospital.

We can’t do it without you. Your gift to correct a cleft lip or palate will change one life. Changing one life is a good day’s work! To help a child receive life-changing surgery, donate HERE or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.

To Those Who Can’t Walk:

Incredibly, some legless men in the countryside have never owned a wheelchair! Many take blocks of wood, attach handles to the top, position themselves with one block in each hand, lift their trunks up and “walk” with their arms (see the video below). There’s a better way!

Orphan Voice distributes PET carts (personal energy transportation) carts. The cart’s power comes from the driver’s arms.

PET carts greatest benefit is that they enable the handicapped to make more money. The handicapped often sell lottery tickets or mobile phone cards. Without the cart, they would go to “their corner” in the village and sell their cards to passersby during the day. With a PET cart, they move to where the people are during the day. They become self-supporting!

Would you like to help a handicapped person today? To give the gift of mobility, donate HERE or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.

To Deaf Children:

Countryside children born deaf don’t attend public schools.  Why not?  Public schools don’t have signing teachers. As a result, countryside deaf children grow up unable to sign or communicate and unable to read, write or compute basic math.  Their job prospects are bleak as they enter adulthood and they become sullen and angry.

Orphan Voice’s New Beginnings School for the Deaf has changed that scenario for 9 deaf children.  For these children, christian teachers teach math, reading, writing and character.  The children learn, they communicate with others and they flourish!  The families give God the glory.

New Beginnings School for the Deaf exists because of you!  You are a vital key to continued ministry to these children.  Can you  help today?  To help give a deaf child a future and hope, donate HERE or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.

End Modern Day Slavery

It’s time for Orphan Voice’s Enduring Voices 100 mile run! Support Craig’s team as they raise awareness and funds to end the evil of sexual slavery. Donate HERE to fight!