NHFC is the largest faith based orphan hosting organization in the USA. Since 2002, thousands of orphans have been hosted through our ministry, matching orphaned children to Christian host families throughout the United States. Christian families (like you!) can invite an orphaned child from Latvia or Ukraine to join your family for a hosting season. We provide families the unique ministry opportunity to share Christ’s love with orphans through hosting programs twice a year. We host 5-6 weeks in the summer (Late June – Early Aug.) and 4-5 weeks over Christmas Holidays (Mid Dec. – Mid. Jan.). Being included as a member of a family and receiving unconditional love gives an orphan HOPE for a better future. Learning that God loves them, and is their heavenly Father gives an orphan the promise they are never alone.
Twice a year, a missions team of staff and volunteers travel to Eastern European and go into selected orphanages. Together with the orphanage director and care-givers, the team works through an interview process to determine which children should participate in the next hosting program. The team will talk with each child, take a photo or two and watch them as they interact with other children, team members and care-givers. They search for children who appear to have a “resilience factor” in their lives that helps them to overcome past obstacles and difficulties. This can be a life-changing experience for the orphans who have never been a part of a loving, functional family. And at their age, 7-18 years old, they are the least likely candidates to ever be adopted; most believe they are unwanted and have no hope of ever knowing life in a real family. In their 4-5 week visit, host families teach these children English, life skills, and about the love of God. By the end of the child’s visit, most host families are eternally grateful for the blessings they have received in ministering to these precious lives. It brings the mission field right to your own home, neighborhood, and church.
Extend your hand, open your home, share your heart with an orphaned child this year!