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One of the Father's House girls reading Scripture during Sun worship

What it’s all about: Knowing the love of God our Father

By Alison L. Barfoot (The Rev. Canon Dr.), Executive Director of GO Africa The children of the Kabale Father’s House are regular and active participants in their local church, St. Peter’s Cathedral. On a recent Sunday, we were so proud of them because two of them were… Read More

Dora and Gloria

Dora and Gloria

By Alison L. Barfoot (The Rev. Canon Dr.), Executive Director of GO Africa in Kampala, Uganda  In the beginning, the Gulu Father’s House was supposed to accommodate 100 children. But, then the government guidelines suggested smaller villages, so the GO Africa team… Read More

Hossana Kids

Excited about Ethiopia

I'm still smiling after recent visits to our Ethiopian, Kale Hewyet (Word of Life) partner churches in Hossana and Koncko.  They no longer see orphan care as a foreigners' ministry.  Rather, they view the Father's House as their ministry, the ministry of the local church. … Read More

The Global Orphan Project JeMweMwe and Mizek

Make room. Build a home.

From Malawi: Last week a woman with a twelve-year-old boy and his eleven-year-old sister walked onto the grounds of Pothawira (Safe Haven), Malawi. The children’s parents were dead. They had been living in Tonje with their elderly grandmother who could not provide for them,… Read More

Demolition and Orphan Care

One of our KC church partners, World Harvest Church, has begun the process of developing an employment/training center for older youth in their community who don't have families. The plan is simple: create a space for businesses who are willing to employ youth (18-24 years old)… Read More

Management Committee on bed frames

Joy in Koncko

We are filled with joy by an update from Alison Barfoot, Executive Director of GO Africa, that children in need of family will soon be welcomed into The Father's House in Koncko, Ethiopia. From Alison: Dear GO Family, Nega, Zewudie (read her story), and I had a great meeting… Read More

Manikanta's Story

Earlier this summer the church in Sarampet, India, welcomed children without family into The Father's House. GO India's Executive Director, Mary, recently sent us the story of one of these children – a little boy named Manikanta... Manikanta came from a family of five… Read More

Staying. Schooling. Saving.

Where do children living in GO Project partner villages come from? It's a common question with multiple answers. Some come out of the church family. More from the community. Every now and then the government actually brings them to the door of the church. These children are… Read More

493 Reasons to Thank You

We're not an outcomes driven ministry. Day by day, I hammer home to those working within GO Project that our ministry is to be faithful to the process of what we're called to do. Give our utmost for His highest to help local churches care for children nobody seems to want. And… Read More

GO Project Trace Thurlby

Planting Crops

"If you want a return this fall, invest in corn. If you want a return in 10 years, invest in trees. If you want a return 20, 50, 100 years from now, invest in a person." This African proverb took me to God's heart for His children; the reason GO Project exists. Each day, we… Read More