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Create New Families for Orphans and Widows

Restore hope and a sense of belonging to children and women who have lost so much by giving them new families where they are known and loved.

Create New Families for Orphans and Widows

Create New Families for Orphans and Widows

Since God adopted us into His family when we were alone and without hope, we believe that every orphan deserves to be brought into His family too. Orphans and widows form new families in our widow-headed family homes called My Father's House.

Since God adopted us into His family when we were in a fallen and broken world, we believe that every orphan deserves to be brought into His family too. Orphans and widows form new families in our widow-headed family homes called My Father's House.

Hear Their Stories ›

"Please don't build orphanages," a Zambian pastor I befriended in 2003 pleaded with me. "Help us create new families. Help us keep the orphans in a home, in the community where the Church is planted and where the children are known." As a foreigner in Zambia, I had no idea how to approach the challenges faced by hundreds of thousands of orphans left behind in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Not every orphan had a safe, stable, and supportive extended family member who was able to care for them, and adoption and foster care were not available options either. Thankfully, God showed me and the wise men and women in the Zambian church and community another way to model the family of God to orphans in need – My Father's House.

By pairing 8 orphans and a widow together in a new home, the My Father's House family homes have given orphans and widows a new life and family together since 2004.

Building Families, Not Orphanages

"Please don't build orphanages," a Zambian pastor I befriended in 2003 pleaded with me. "Help us create new families. Help us keep the orphans in a home, in the community where the Church is planted and where the children are known." As a foreigner in Zambia, I had no idea how to approach the challenges faced by hundreds of thousands of orphans left behind in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Meet The Children ›

It is wrong for a childhood to be lost because no one cares, but the Lord cares and is a Father to the fatherless – through you and other orphan advocates!

It is wrong for a childhood to be lost

because no one cares, but the Lord

cares and is a Father to the fatherless –

through us! We can't do this alone.