“I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.” John 14:18

Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Rummage Sale Raised over $5400 for Loerop's Adoption

The rummage sale raised $5468 this past weekend for the Loerop family's adoption expenses. 
Praise God for his goodness!
Pictured above are some of the kids adopted by our church families that these rummage sales have helped.
 Thanks to everyone who helped out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Arvil and Miriam Bring Thank-You to OPCRC congregation from Hogar Amor in Honduras

March 26-27, Miriam and Arvil came for their first visit to OPCRC.  Bringing their heartfelt thanks to the congregation for all their love, support, encouragement for their devoted work in Honduras.

They shared stories and needs with many who have visited, sponsored children or financially assisted their work for caring for orphaned children over a pizza dinner on Saturday night.  It was a great time for all, renewing connections from those who visited Hogar Amor and getting to meet those who financially sponsor the children and needs at the orphanage.
Miriam & Arvil sharing at pizza night
 On Sunday, they were able to share with the whole congregation in a few moments at the morning services their appreciation.
Miriam & Arvil thanking OPCRC for all their support

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Arvil & Miriam Coming To Orland Park CRC March 26-27

Arvil & Miriam, from Hogar Amor Orphanage in Honduras, are coming to Chicago and Orland Park Church. They are coming to bring thanks to OPCRC for all our support over the years.

This coming Saturday, March 26 there is a gathering for all who have traveled to visit the orphanage, have or are sponsoring children there or have in anyway encouraged or donated to any projects at the orphanage.  A pizza party has been planned at 5pm at Orland Church.  Please email Jan Kamp @kampers07@sbcglobal.net if you'd like join us.  We just need to know the number coming so we have enough food for all.

On Sunday, March 27, between services, Arvil & Miriam will be in the music room where you can also meet them.

Bra Drive For Former Girls and Women Of Trafficking

We are again collecting and new or good condition bras for our Bra Drive that will be held May 8-15.

Trafficking affects the lives of many vulnerable children, especially young girls.  We joined together with Free the Girls and hosted a Bra Drive with the hopes of collecting 500 bras for survivors of trafficking.  Free the Girls is a non-profit organization that helps women who have been rescued from human trafficking, many of whom were sold into prostitution when they were only 8-10 years old.  Because their lives were stolen from them, they missed out on going to school and getting an education.  Selling second-hand bras allows them to respectfully earn an income, rebuild their lives ad support their children.

Rummage Sale - Friday & Saturday May 13 & 14

Friday, May 13 (8-2pm)
Saturday, May 14 (8-noon)
7500 W Sycamore Drive

Every day, all over the world and in our communities, there are children that are living alone.  These children were created in God's image.  They were not meant to live in dumps, fields, alleys, streets, and parks.  They have been abandoned, usually due to issues beyond their control, like AIDS, war, and extreme poverty.

It is absolutely heartbreaking, but there is hope! You and I, we can be that hope.  We can get involved in their story, show them love, and restore their hope.  Through this rummage sale for orphans, you can play a huge part.

Donate anything that you don't need or want, and that you are willing to sacrifice.  Drop-off times:  Wednesday, May 11, 5-7 pm and Thursday, May 12 7-9 pm in the Family Life Center.

Give monetary donations.  ALL proceeds of the rummage sale will go to help orphans in our community and around the world.

We can make a difference!  Come volunteer to set up or work the sale, or donate some baked goods.