North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Sam & Ruth’s Story

Sam and Ruth have been working in east Asia since 1990. They helped form and continue to partner with the Foster Care Network, taking care of sick and abandoned children until they are healthy enough to go into a foster home or be adopted. They recently opened a more permanent pediatric convalescent facility called Hope’s House. Since the Foster Care Network started in 1999, over 1000 children have been helped by the program. Sam and Ruth desire to show the children in their care the boundless love, patience, and compassion of their heavenly Father.  

About Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia consists of countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, north of Australia and west of New Guinea. Apart from Christianity, Islam and Buddhism are the other primary religions in the countries that comprise Southeast Asia. In Southeast Asia, family is a central part of the cultural dynamic. As a result, loss or abandonment of father and mother can lead a child to a future of poverty.

Ways to Pray 1. Ready hearts to receive Jesus as Savior. 2. For the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the children at Hope’s House. 3. Hope for the hopeless.

Global Children’s Statistics Estimated worldwide orphans: 140 million Number of child laborers: 168 million Percentage who are child laborers: almost 11% Number who suffer from malnutrition: 62.8 million