Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why This Matters, Why We Give

Meet our Partners
The Mangrum Family
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Daniel and Jennifer Mangrum moved to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 years ago to get out of debt. They achieved that goal and had Samuel, Micah, Elijah and Sophia along the way.  Daniel is an English language instructor at the Higher Colleges of Technology while Jennifer homeschools their children.

We see YouthReach International directly impacting the lives of orphans in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus mainly through faith and electronics! We live in the Middle East and have four kids ranging in age from 5-11, therefore we do not get to attend the events YouthReach International sponsors during the year that show the impact it has on the lives of these children. We depend on the many stories of relatives that have been on the mission trips, the blog, videos and email updates. We intend to make the trip one year with our children to see and be a part of the amazing work done by the mentors and short term mission volunteers.  We know these mentors, long and short term missionaries give these kids stability, hope and a glimpse of the living God.
James 1:27 says that, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…"  Supporting YouthReach International is good stewardship because this organization seeks to alleviate the distress of orphans and equip them for the future in a part of the world near to our hearts. Additionally, we trust Rob Browne and the leadership of YouthReach International. In this tough economy, with donations ebbing, they continue to make good decisions with the resources they have been given. We know this because Rob communicates clearly and directly with us regarding the state of the work in general and the impact of our sponsorship on our particular child.

*Editor's Note:  As of November 16, Jennifer will be part of our Winter Mentor Retreat Team in Novosibirsk, Russia, and our History Makers Return Event Team in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus.  Please pray for her as she goes and "scouts out the land" for her family's future trip and for Daniel and the kids as send her with their blessing and await her return with open arms. 

Rob Browne
Executive Director
678-935-0220 ext. 103
404-518-5646 Cell
678-935-9674 Fax
          1911 Grayson Hwy, Ste 8-344
          Grayson, GA 30017

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