World Orphans is excited to introduce two new members to our international team, Jacques and Amanda Sadie. The Sadies, who currently live in South Africa, will start raising support to move Nicaragua as the In-Country Development Coordinators in early 2011. “For the past 7 months, Jacques and I have been praying that God would direct us where He would like us to go. We feel as if He’s answered saying there’s a need in Nicaragua that we could help fill,” Amanda Sadie said in a letter to WO.
Amanda, who lived in Nicaragua for 19 months in 2001, said she fell in love with the country and felt an immediate burden for the thousands of orphaned children living on the streets.
And in a country where 48 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, the number of orphaned and abandoned children increases each year.
The Sadies will bring a number of invaluable skills to the WO team including Amanda’s training in social work, her experience as an elementary school teacher and Jacque’s skills as a licensed physical therapist.
“(World Orphans) has a clear vision and mission, which is based on the world-altering and unconditional love of Jesus Christ for the unloved, and that is something that I want to be a part of. We have but one life here on earth,” Jacques wrote.
WO is currently partnered with a Nicaraguan transition home for former orphaned and abandoned children through VERBO ministries.