James 1: 27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans in their distress.”

Our mission and goal is to aid the children of this world, who through no fault of their own, have found themselves orphaned and alone. We supply physical necessities, counseling, and work teams to help with the care of the children in orphanages. Currently, our organization only works in Guatemala, as the needs of just this one country are staggering and the number of orphans grows daily. Our goal is to continue supplying resources to the orphanages of Guatemala so they can continue operating in the mission that God has called them to do.
Changing the Future of Guatemalan Children


In 2002, Rod and Sarah Martin traveled to Guatemala to visit the baby girl they were in the process of adopting. During the trip, they visited several orphanages including the home where their daughter lived. They recognized there was a great need for a support network.

Feeling God’s call to help, they founded Orphan Resources International. The first year we sent 2 work teams to Guatemala to help do work projects at the homes. We also supported 3 private orphanages with food and donations.

Since then, with God’s help and much support, ORI has grown to serve over 50 orphanages and take multiple work teams a year. After hearing about the abuse many of these children have had to endure before living at the orphanages, we have started the Steps of Hope Counseling program. We hope to expand the program to offer counseling to all the homes we support.