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Our Story

In 2002, Rod and Sarah traveled to Guatemala with the only thought of seeing their baby girl they planned to adopt. During their 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 calling to help they developed Orphan Resources International on a small scale. The took 2 teams to Guatemala the first year to help do work at the homes and supported 2 or 3 private orphanages with food and donations.

Since then, with God’s help and so much support ORI has grown to serve 50+ homes and take 10+ work team a year. After hearing and seeing the abuse most of these children have to endure before coming to live at the homes, we have started offering counseling. We hope to keep growing that to offer counseling to all the homes we support. Our goal is to continue to supply resources to the orphanages of Guatemala so they can continue operating in the mission that God has called them to do.


Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans in their distress.

– James 1:27