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"Defend the cause of the fatherless." Isaiah 1.17


Orphan Care Ministry - Eastview Christian Church

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)


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Defend the Cause - featuring the founders of 147 Million Orphans - Gwen Oatsvall and Suzanne Mayernick.
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Event Details

You are invited to attend the 2012 DEFEND THE CAUSE event on Friday, November 2. This year's event will feature Todd and Amy Block of Village of Hope Guatemala. Ro RSVP and for more information, please visit: http://defendthecause2012.eventbrite.com/ or email orphancareteam@eastviewcc.org. 

2011 Update


Thank you to all who joined us Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Eastview Christian Church for DEFEND THE CAUSE featuring the founders of 147 Million Orphans - Gwen Oatsvall and Suzanne Mayernick.

Thank you also for supporting the work that God is doing through 147 Million Orphans. They are so blessed by your generosity and prayers!



We want to update you on the major destruction that occurred after this event to the Mitumba slum of Nairobi, Kenya. You heard from Chad Parker, of GOYA Ministries, on the difference being made in this area. However, the slum was bulldozed by the Kenyan government on November 19 - all of the homes, the church, the school and the orphanage were destroyed. 30,000 people were left homeless. Please visit www.goyaministries.org for further details of this and ways you can get involved to help the people of Mitumba. They desperately need our prayers and support in this time of crisis.

GOYA/REM Church and School in May '11 before destruction
Destroying the church/school
30,000 people were left homeless

Please prayerfully consider donating to GOYA Ministries to support their efforts of bringing the hope of Jesus to these people at this time of great need.



Here are links for the other ministries or speakers that were present at DEFEND THE CAUSE in case you would like more information or would like to support them as they provide care and hope for orphans in the world:

  • Joel & Kristie Craig - The 2 girls the Craigs are adopting have now been moved to foster care. PTL! If you would like to follow or support their adoption journey, please visit jkadoption.weebly.com. Password is Craig5.  You will find a fundraising page if you would like to support their adoption financially. They would appreciate any prayers and support to bring their daughters home!
  • Dorie's Promise - Guatemalan orphanage; mission trips & sponsorships available
  • Guatemalan Jewels - 100% of proceeds benefit orphans at Dorie's Promise
  • Haiti Lifeline Ministries - Sponsors needed for orphans in Haiti; for more information, email Crystal Smith at tcsmith3@frontier.com
  • Hope for the Children of Africa - Sponsors needed for orphans in Congo
  • New Day Foster Home - Sponsors needed for special needs orphanage in China


UPCOMING CONFERENCE - February 25, 2012

Please visit www.connectingheartsconference.org to register for the free orphan care, adoption & foster care conference which is sponsored by local Bloomington/Normal churches on February 25.

DEFEND THE CAUSE was sponsored by the Orphan Care Ministry of Eastview Christian Church. Please contact us at orphancareteam@eastviewcc.org.

"Seek justice. Encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless." Isaiah 1.17

Have questions about DEFEND THE CAUSE - 2011? Contact Orphan Care Ministry - Eastview Christian Church

When & Where

1500 N. Airport Road
Normal, IL 61761

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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