New Youth Center Planned at Shepherd Hood Ministries

  It is still a dream but now there are Angels in the architecture for this Youth Center in Mwingi Kenya. Pastor Simon Muvengei and Orchid are committed to get the funding necessary to build a facility like the one pictured and deliver a much needed brick and mortar sanctuary for the youth of this [...]


Want to Sleep Better?

  As a kid when I had trouble sleeping my mother taught me to count sheep. Count sheep I thought….why would I do that? So I tried it and fell asleep. When I got older my wife told me I should think of something soothing. A place or a memory that that could take my [...]


An $8000.00 Grant keeps the Stars of India Shining

The Mission leaders; Jaideep and Emily Jahav, write: “Wow! This is quite a blessing. We have not yet dug the bore well, however we have put up a barb wire fence as a boundary around the property. Our contractor recommended not putting up a stone boundary wall until after building. This saved us close to [...]


“Julies Heart Mission” captures rain and quenches thirst

It didn’t take long thanks to a few Orchids of Light who wanted to help a community in Uganda harvest the rain and provide drinking water for the children who used to have to walk over 5 miles every day to find water. Mathew Biryomumeish; Director of the Katungu Village Project writes: “Hello to the [...]


The Same Heart closes in on release

Thanks in part to this springs $6000.00 grant The Same Heart is nearing production release. Len Morris, president of Media Voices for Children  recently updated Orchid with the positive news. Charlayne Hunter-Gault has been secured to narrate the landmark documentary. The Same Heart proposes a way to lift 1 billion of the worlds kids out of poverty.Thanks [...]


Every man needs Tonto to teach him how to take off the mask

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.” Your friend is your needs answered. She is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. Kahlil Gibran After leaving my new friends still loitering on the hillside looking out to Mt. Hood I took the buzz along with me across the bridge [...]


Spring Update from the Field

   At Mahanaim; one of Orchid’s Missions in Colombia work continues to develop the community in Cerete. Milton thanks all The Orchids of light for the support that has grown crops, established work and erected buildings, like this one that nears completion at the Rabolargo project. All this is done so the smallest of the [...]

Springtime in Paris

Hope Springs Eternal

You have probably heard the familiar saying, “Hope springs eternal.” Often it is associated with the belief that people will continue to hope even though they have evidence that things cannot possibly turn out the way they want. In the midst of a hopeless situation, the irony is that sometimes only hope can get you [...]


Stories of Success: Project Playground

In March of 2013 Orchid launched 12 campaigns in support of it’s missions. Each with a $5000 goal. One of those campaigns was to help build a playground for the children of the Mahanaim community of Rabo Largo Columbia. You can read more about the need, vision and project here: Thanks to an outpouring [...]


Want to be part of something BIG?

  “Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen” – Anonyms Have you been thinking that this year in 2014 you would like to share your gift of “talent” in a way that stretches your imagination and impact? Believe me I know all of you have amazing gifts. [...]