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Chinese pastor cares for 76 orphans in Beijing

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



A True Family-Care Model for Orphaned & Abandoned Children in China

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China has one of the largest orphan populations in the world. Many of these children are abandoned due to physical disabilities, because of China's one-child policy, or simply because they are girls. Although the Christian church is not able to have a physical presence, our network partner is reaching out to these precious ones with the help of local house churches.

Watch our new video to see how World Orphans is helping provide biblical family care for 76 children at the Bejing Training Center - children who are not eligible for Chinese government assistance under their strict guidelines. Without the center, these children would be left to indifferent family members or forced to survive on their own.

The Training Center is located in a former school that has been renovated to form 10 apartment-style homes, a central eating area and the training areas. The children are divided into families of eight who live with carefully selected Christian house parents devoted to providing the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental care they need.