Support for Orphans in China
About This Mission Project
Xiao Yang (shown right) lost her father to a heart attack when she was a baby. Her mother left several years later, so she now lives with her grandparents, who farm a very small plot of land. Thanks to support through this project, Xiao Yang has been able to stay in school. She hopes to pass the high school entrance exam in a couple of years and dreams of going on to college.
Since 2003, the Amity Foundation program has helped students like Xiao Yang get an education. Today, the program serves 50 orphans, and there are plans to expand it to serve 125 children. Sponsorship enables them to have proper clothing, food and school supplies, and it helps pay tuition and dorm fees.
- $250 covers a year of school for a child in K–9.
- $500 covers a year of high school for one teen.
- $920 covers a year of college for one student.
Mission Project Specifics
International Ministries seeks to raise $50,000 a year for the education of 125 orphans in China. This program will help these students know they are loved and valued by others. That knowledge will motivate them to share similar love and care with others in the future.
The project is managed by Ms. Wendy Huang of the Amity Foundation, with an added biennial visit to each child by IM volunteer special assistant Judith Sutterlin or other volunteers.
It is anticipated that this project will help orphans break free of the cycle of poverty by giving them access to the same educational opportunities as other children. As they become productive members of their communities, their involvement will improve economic stability for everyone.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Please pray with Judith Sutterlin and our partners in China that these orphans will feel the love behind your gifts, and that they will grow into adults who work and serve in that same spirit of love.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Support for Orphans in China on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
In the picture above...
Xiao Yang is writing something during Judith Sutterlin’s visit. This project started helping her in fourth grade. (Her face is concealed to protect her privacy.)