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By Trace Thurlby, President of The Global Orphan Project —
Meet Aunt Marie.
GO has been providing support to the church who gives tangible help to Marie, as they walk alongside her family. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet Marie and four of her children.
L to R: Marie, Murielle, Francine, Dunie, Wikenley, Trace
Francine is an 18-year-old who just finished 9th grade. She is flanked in the picture by Dunie, 14 and in 7th grade, and Murielle, 7 and in 1st grade. Woodforde, 11 and in 5th grade, was not in the pic . . . and the precocious 3-year-old, Wikenley, is the consummate baby of the family, getting plenty of instruction from his sisters.
Honestly and understandably, Aunt Marie looked tired. Who wouldn’t? But she is committed to giving her best to her family. The church is committed to walking with her, and we are committed to helping the church.
A global community caring for local children and families in crisis
Loving the orphan includes loving their family, and loving them well includes loving them where they are. As we learn more about what creates orphans, GO is increasingly committed to caring for children in crisis, early and often, in any way that brings stability, opportunity and love into their lives. Thank you for partnering with us and standing with families like Aunt Marie’s.