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Orphanages for Africa-International, Washington, District of Columbia

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Address: PO Box 44294
Washington, District of Columbia  22026  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 4
Number of People Being Served: 650
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Mission Statement


Orphanages For Africa-International (OFA-International) is dedicated to glorifying God and demonstrating to the world that there is a personal God who hears and answers prayer. OFA is a Christian humanitarian and development organization committed to meeting the basic needs of of orphaned and abandoned children across the African continent.

Description


Orphanages for Africa-International commenced in the U.S.A. in October 2005 with faith, prayer and a $100.00 donation. OFA-Canada was founded in 2007 and OFA-U.K. in 2008. Our ministry role model is George Muller who cared for orphans in 19th century England through faith and prayer alone without ever engaging in any fund raising events. Mr. Muller?s primary goal was to glorify God and show others that there is a personal God who hears and answers prayer. OFA, OFA-Canada, and OFA-UK are Christian humanitarian and development organizations committed to meeting the basic needs of millions of orphaned and abandoned children across the African continent. Our three charities currently partner with 6 orphanage ministries in 4 African countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia. Our primary goal is to provide a hand-up out of poverty through micro-enterprise grants and humanitarian assistance. Business grants enable our partners to help their own ministries to African orphans. The children learn valuable employment skills rather than the dependency which handouts create. OFA, OFA-Canada, and OFA-UK have funded businesses in goat and poultry farming, operating a grist mill and are just starting to provide funding for a mobile phone talk time business. Profits are used to provide for school fees, school uniforms and food for the children. Humanitarian assistance is provided through our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP). This program connects individuals and families around the world with orphaned children being cared for by our partner organizations in Africa. Limited though this is, the resulting funds are providing food to feed all of the children in these partners? ministries 2-3 meals a day.

Orphanages for Africa-International commenced in the U.S.A. in October 2005 with faith, prayer and a $100.00 donation. OFA-Canada was founded in 2007 and OFA-U.K. in 2008. Our ministry role model is George Muller who cared for orphans in 19th century England through faith and prayer alone without ever engaging in any fund raising events. Mr. Muller?s primary goal was to glorify God and show others that there is a personal God who hears and answers prayer. OFA, OFA-Canada, and OFA-UK are Christian humanitarian and development organizations committed to meeting the basic needs of millions of orphaned and abandoned children across the African continent. Our three charities currently partner with 6 orphanage ministries in 4 African countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia. Our primary goal is to provide a hand-up out of poverty through micro-enterprise grants and humanitarian assistance. Business grants enable our partners to help their own ministries to African orphans. The children learn valuable employment skills rather than the dependency which handouts create. OFA, OFA-Canada, and OFA-UK have funded businesses in goat and poultry farming, operating a grist mill and are just starting to provide funding for a mobile phone talk time business. Profits are used to provide for school fees, school uniforms and food for the children. Humanitarian assistance is provided through our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP). This program connects individuals and families around the world with orphaned children being cared for by our partner organizations in Africa. Limited though this is, the resulting funds are providing food to feed all of the children in these partners? ministries 2-3 meals a day.

Mission Statement: Orphanages For Africa-International (OFA-International) is dedicated to glorifying God and demonstrating to the world that there is a personal God who hears and answers prayer. OFA is a Christian humanitarian and development organization committed to meeting the basic needs of of orphaned and abandoned children across the African continent.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Statement of Faith We, the Board of Directors of Orphanages for Africa, commit ourselves without reservation to the following non-denominational statement of faith: We believe in one true God who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent ?I AM,? the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He is also revealed himself as a triune God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22). We believe the Bible, both the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired by God; given as an infallible rule of faith and conduct by the revelation of God to man (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21). We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also the Son of Man. We affirm our belief in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35); sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22); miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38); substitutionary work on the cross (I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21); bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Corinthians 15:4) and exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9, 11; Hebrews 1:3). We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, that he fell into sin through the first Adam, and that he is responsible for all sin that causes him to be separated from God and lost eternally (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19). We believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sins of the world, effective for all who repent and believe (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7). We believe that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His millennial reign (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 1:7; 19: 11-14; 20:1-6). We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Luke 11:13; John 3:3-6, 14:16-17). We believe Christians are called to worship God (John 4:23-24) and become perfected in the image of his Son (Ephesians 4:11-16). We believe all Christians are called to good works and are in the world, but are separate from it (Matthew 5:16; John 17:6, 11, 15-16). We believe that Christians are called to witness for Christ and to preach the gospel to all nations (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15-16).


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational, Evangelical


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