This is Just the Beginning

To my Providence Family,

Celebrate with me another incredible year full of abundant blessing, provision, and growth! In 2016, God has continued to work in amazing ways in Honduras at La Providencia, and through Providence in over 60 countries around the world.  With your partnership and generous investment, we also have had our healthiest financial year to date. Through the “We Are Providence” campaign, which has already raised nearly $100,000, we hope to continue that upward trend in 2017 and beyond. 

As we celebrate together, let me remind you of a few ways that Providence has deeply impacted the face of orphan care this year.

Through expert guest interviews and other great content on the Think Orphan Podcast, Providence has inspired and equipped orphan care providers, organizational leaders, and many others around the world.  With nearly 12,000 downloads in 63 countries, we have become a global thought leader on the toughest issues faced by the orphan care movement, including poverty alleviation, family strengthening, human trafficking, mentoring, adoption, orphanages, deinstitutionalization, and more. And this is just one of the Providence initiatives that is working to change the face of how the world tackles the complexities of orphan care in our world today.

Through the excellence driven work at La Providencia, we have an invaluable model providing an example to others of how best practice theories can actually work in practice. As you hopefully have seen in our updates throughout the year, we have continued to grow in size and impact by filling our third home with a family, nearly completing construction of our fourth family home, developing over 130 students through the 7th grade at Academia La Providencia, expanded our farming operations with Tilapia ponds, more chickens, and other fruits and vegetables, and treating patients on a regular basis at the John Eaves Medical Clinic. And this is just the beginning . . .

I hope that you’re as excited, encouraged, and blown away by God’s work in and through our family in 2016, and that you will continue to be an integral part of all the great things to come in 2017. As we dream big, pray with us to continually seek God first and always remember that all things are possible when God is at the center.

If you haven’t done so already, would you consider giving a year-end gift to our ministry? We simply can’t do this without you. Your gift will allow us to continue to love orphaned children as God does, and inspire thousands around the world do the same.

Your brother and teammate,

Phil Darke,



Providence World

P.O. Box 50413

Nashville, TN 37205-0413

(888) 705-9958

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