Ministry Testimony: Community Care

May 4, 2015
Claire Bechard

Author: Dean Vaccarino I became homeless in March 2012. I was certain it was a temporary situation and was determined to get out of it on my own.  I would never consider asking for help, I had too much pride.  Ultimately I found my way to The Orchard – out of necessity.  No income meantContinue Reading →

Hope for Kidz – RaeAnn Stuart

August 5, 2014
Claire Bechard

Cal and I have been supporting a child in Astruc through Hope for Kidz since my first trip to Astruc in 2010. To be honest, I never paid much attention to the Hope for Kidz sponsorship program before I went. But once I got there and saw the amazing work they do, I knew weContinue Reading →

Hope For Kidz Testimony – Paul Henkels

July 10, 2014
Claire Bechard

We first got involved in supporting a Hope For Kidz (HFK) child at our sister church in Astruc with our couples’ LIFE Group.  We each received a picture of our child and our LIFE Group would routinely pray for her.  It was a great way to take that first step in getting involved in thisContinue Reading →

Hope in the Drought

July 7, 2014
Claire Bechard

Author: Laura Kleinschmidt, Director of Women’s Ministries at the Barrington Campus Rough and harsh; dry and arid. Such is the season of the drought. And drought comes to everyone. We will all endure difficult “heat of life” circumstances. These are indeterminate of who we are or where we’re planted. We get flat tires. Our computers break. We struggleContinue Reading →

Hope for Kidz Testimony – Dave and Debbie Wardle

June 26, 2014
Claire Bechard

What a privilege it is to sponsor a child in need! Daniel Geneste comes from a Haitian family of four children. His father, who is in poor health, is a farmer on the hilly, soil-depleted land in Astruc, Haiti, where The Orchard has had a 30-year partnership with the Baptist Church.  So that Daniel couldContinue Reading →

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