By age 7, Jacob* was an expert at scouring the streets for food. With both of his parents imprisoned and his grandparents under house arrest, Jacob lived like an orphan, abandoned and alone. But Jacob said he continued to hope in the possibility of his parents’ release from prison.
Even when he was sent to a forced labor camp, Jacob waited for the day when he would be reunited with his parents.
The couple was finally released four years later but shortly after gaining their freedom, Jacob’s father was killed and his mother suffered a mental collapse.
Feeling truly alone, Jacob saw suicide as an escape.
It was at this desperate time that he met a Christian woman who told him about Christ.
Suddenly there was a new hope, a new reason to live.
Today, Jacob is a pastor who inspires hope in Chinese orphans at a World Orphans facility in Beijing.
The facility houses 76 children who are not eligible for Chinese government assistance. Due to strict government guidelines, these children are not adoptable because they are not considered "true orphans."
Without the Beijing Training Center, these children would be left to indifferent family members or forced to survive on their own.
In order to continue this effective ministry, we are looking for one or more church partners to provide the financial resources and encouragement this project needs.
The training center is also available for 10 orphan advocacy groups to provide funding for the facility's 10 apartments.
*name changed to protect the pastor’s identity