ORPHANS TREE INC

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 62904 Colorado Springs CO 80962 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Orphan’s Tree is led and staffed by people who have a genuine heart of love and compassion for the older orphans in Russia. I have observed them creatively serving and diligently praying over this often-overlooked population. I had an opportunity to travel to Russia this year with Orphan’s Tree and saw first-hand the impact of this ministry. I was touched by the number of young people who have found - through Orphan’s Tree - a place of belonging and an oasis of hope in otherwise bleak circumstances. Our family gladly gives to Orphan’s Tree because we know now the desperate need in Russia and we implicitly trust Orphan’s Tree’s leadership to use our donations to make a difference.

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2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Orphan's Tree ministers to orphan children and young adults in Russia in many creative and innovative ways. They care about and minister to the whole person - spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and mental. They minister to children in orphanages, but they also follow through and help them integrate into Russian society when they become teenagers and must leave the shelter of the orphanage. Orphan's Tree also enables churches to get involved, and some very significant life-change occurs within the hearts of team members when they come face to face with orphans in Russia. Team members usually return home sensing that they have received far more than they ever gave. Orphan's Tree also provides opportunities for Russians to get involved in the ministry, and these Russian young adults frequently find their hearts being changed as well. Orphan's Tree is a wonderful ministry, and it is making a difference in many lives!

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2010

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has been actively connecting with young Russians in its orphanage system for decades, long before I got involved. The people involved understand the culture, the government, and the lack of hope without their involvement. They have made a significant difference in the lives of the people they have met.

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Orphan's Tree is run with a heart, passion and authenticity! Those who work and lead Orphan's Tree seek out ways to understand the culture and the children they are serving. The Lord is very present in the ministry and in the leadership. I appreciate and truly love the people at Orphan's Tree.. they are doing God's work from a place of love and service and genuine passion.

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One of the key reasons we chose Russia when adopting our two kids was that we'd heard some scary stats. We were told that kids were put out of orphanages at 15 or 16 years old. After that, nearly 90% ended up in crime or prostitution or committing suicide. They don't know how else to survive. When I learned about Orphan's Tree, I was so encouraged! Someone is showing Christ's love and compassion to these young people. Someone is showing them a better way to survive and thrive in a difficult circumstance. Someone is telling kids who've spent most of their lives feeling unloved that they have a father who loves them! We consider it an honor to be able to support such a wonderful, committed organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are so many charities out there, it is a challenge to find the right one. The people involved in Orphan's Tree are passionate, committed, authentic, and trustworthy. I have a huge amount of respect for the commitment they show and the enormous impact they have where there is great need and minimal resources. I feel confident in recommending them to anyone that your giving goes to those in sore need and will have significant impact on lives.

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2013

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We knew nothing about Russia or its "aged-out-of-orphanages" orphan population until we came to know the founders of this charitable organization. We've had the privilege to get to know these family members and employees over the past decade and can most highly vouch for their personal and professional integrity, work ethic, moral fiber, wisdom, Christian foundation, and commitment to many good and worthy causes, especially this orphan population in Russia. Through this organization and their deep personal ties, we've been personally affected and touched enough to become regular donors.

We have every confidence that our donations are being used wisely, judiciously, effectively and efficiently. But much more importantly, we believe our contributions are being multiplied exponentially to benefit an otherwise forgotten population of the world. We've heard incredible stories about the life-changing impact this organization has had on a significant number of individuals in Russia. The benefit to the kingdom of God is priceless. We are enthusiastic and grateful supporters of Orphan's Tree and the great work they are accomplishing.

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Review from Guidestar
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As a pastor and volunteer on multiple mission trips to Russia, I have been associated with Orphan's Tree since its founding. I have greatly appreciated seeing the integrity and effectiveness of this mission first hand. The leadership of Orphan's Tree makes the building of long-term trusting relationships with Russian older orphans and their care givers a priority, and its willingness to build slowly for the long term is paying great benefits for the Kingdom of God. As a pastor with 45 years experience, I would without hesitation recommending your involvement with Orphan's Tree with either financial support or personal involvement.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been around Christian ministries for 20 years, and this is one of the most innovate outreaches I've seen. Most orphan-care organizations are working in orphanages or through adoption, but Orphan's Tree serves the orphans in Russia who have aged out of orphanages and are left to fend for themselves as 15- or 16-year-olds who have never been taught how to function in society. By providing job training, life-skills coaching, and help with a myriad of practical needs—from parenting instruction to dental work to filling out housing paperwork—Orphan's Tree ministers holistically to some of the world's most overlooked individuals. The people of this ministry have found a practical, effective, and creative way to live out James 1:27. If you are looking for a way to care for "the orphan in distress," there is much bang for your buck to be found through Orphan's Tree.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I had an opportunity to travel to Vladimir, Kostroma, and Ivanovo, Russia in February of 2013. I was impressed by the work that Orphan's Tree is doing with older orphans in Russia. The future is bleak for this group of orphans without some training and support towards independent living. It was exciting to see teams of US volunteers partnering with Russian staff. I was encouraged by the staff working on the front lines. They were dedicated and loyal to the orphans they serve.

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hope that they could expand their effective work to other regions of this vast county.

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Life-changing

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2013

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