This team serves in a city in China of 8 million people. China's historic one-child policy, the pressure to provide for his/her parents in their old age, and a worldview that doesn't see every life as valuable has led to an orphan crisis, especially for those born with special needs. Furthermore, families that do keep their children with disabilities have very few services to care for and assist them.
An incredibly strategic door has opened for gospel workers to care for the "least of these" and model the redemptive and adoptive power of the Gospel to a country and people without the hope of Christ. This team partners closely with a Christian medical organization that ministers to orphans in the province. Some of their ministries include regular visits to four different orphanages and foster care. Currently, 20 children have been placed in Christian homes, with half of those being Chinese families.
Another partner organization ministers to families with disabilities. The children in each of these ministries have special needs, including cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, blindness, and developmental delays. During an average week, Goers will attend classes at a local university to study Chinese in the mornings and spend their afternoons, evenings, and weekends visiting the orphanages or serving the current foster families.
Join in the vision to mobilize the church to care for orphans through leading by example. Through the work of this strategic ministry, the lives of orphans, foster parents, and those in the foster parents community are being transformed.
The team is also involved in university ministry, ministering to those with disabilities, ministering to at-risk women, training medical missionaries, church planting training, and praying for unreached people groups. While the primary focus of this position is orphan care, Goers can also help in other areas of ministry if interested.
Experience with special needs a plus
Heart and passion to share love and compassion with vulnerable and hurting
Team player, willing to work well with others toward goals and respect team and leadership decisions
A strong commitment to the Lord
A willingness to study Chinese