Orphanage Emmanuel News

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
- Deuteronomy 31:6

Back to School!
The 2018 school year kicked off at the beginning of February. The kids were excited to be back in class and looking sharp in their new uniforms. Juany Sanchez has taken on the role as director of the school, and one of the most exciting changes implemented is that the students in elementary school are now starting to take English and Computer classes. We are so excited to see what this year holds for them!

One of our anticipated needs is uniform shirts. The uniform shirts typically need to be replaced mid-year. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a house for school shirts, please contact Sarah Schuenemeyer at emmanuelhonduras@gmail.com.
New Arrivals coming Summer 2018!
We have been blessed in that three of our recent arrivals are expecting mothers....and their due dates are all in June and July! Needless to say, we are very excited to welcome these blessings to Emmanuel and into the world. We will have a full house at the baby house though and anticipate needing any and all baby supplies that we can get our hands on!

If you are interested in helping us prepare for these three newborns and helping support the baby house, we have included a list or current and anticipated needs below in the Emmanuel Wish List.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5

Support Emmanuel through Amazon Smile
Great news for those who support Orphanage Emmanuel through an Amazon Smile account! When customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12th-March 31st, Amazon is tripling the donation rate. If you are an Amazon customer but have not yet linked to Orphanage Emmanuel, it is super easy to start, and proceeds go a long way! To support Orphanage Emmanuel through your Amazon purchases, go to smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0189480  and Amazon donates to Amor Cristiano Internacional.
Sponsorship Opportunities
The Sponsorship Program is our primary source of funds for caring for all of the children here at Emmanuel. It also allows sponsors to establish a personal relationship with an individual child. Sponsors may select a child or we will assign one. The children at Emmanuel come from difficult circumstances. Some are orphans, some abandoned, abused or come from extreme poverty. Once at Emmanuel, we joyfully assume responsibility for their care - including nutritional food, comfortable and clean clothing and living quarters, as well as educational, medical, and general developmental needs. Most importantly, we strive to give the children strong spiritual guidance.

Since December of 2017, Emmanuel has received over 40 new children, many of whom are unsponsored.  If you are interested in becoming part of a child's life at Orphanage Emmanuel, please contact our sponsorship coordinator, Sarah Schuenemeyer, at  emmanuelhonduras@gmail.com   for more information!
Volunteer Opportunities
Over the years, Emmanuel has had the blessing of receiving literally hundreds of volunteers from all over the world. We provide a safe, purpose-filled environment in which many young people have discovered unknown talents, tested their skills, and matured in their walk with Christ. Many of our staff members began as volunteers, and most volunteers find themselves coming back again and again to visit or volunteer. We feel blessed to be a part of so many people's journey of faith.

Our volunteers help in all of those everyday tasks that when caring for 450+ children pile up quickly - we always have dishes to be washed, laundry to be hung up, medicine to be given, babies to be cared for and cuddled, cows to be fed and milked, broken pipes to be fixed, soccer games to be played, hair to be braided, and many other tasks and activities to keep a volunteer occupied. All of that mixed in with a generous amount of hugs makes for a great volunteer experience!

If you feel God calling you to be a part of the lives of His precious children here at Orphanage Emmanuel, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Morgan Worch, at  volunteeremmanuel@gmail.com   for more information on how to apply. There is no day like today!!
Emmanuel's Wish List
Every single day, hundreds of children go to school, receive medical treatment, and have their needs met at Emmanuel. The following items are those currently needed most for daily operations: 

Medical clinic : Ibuprofen (liquid and tablets), acetaminophen (liquid for children and tablets), cough medicine for children, antibiotics (suspension and tablets), pedialyte, fungus cream, hydrogen peroxide, gauze, craft bags (clear, small bags), address labels, Q-Tips, cotton balls, latex gloves (sizes small and medium), adult sinus cold medicine, albuterol* (priority need) .  

Baby House (in anticipation of new arrivals!): diapers and baby wipes, soft wraps for babies, hats, newborn clothes(button-up onesies, zip-up onesies, socks, etc.), baby lotion, baby-safe laundry detergent, CDs with relaxing lullabies for nap-time and bed-time, a CD player

School : pens (black, blue, and red), erasers, small pencil sharpeners, rulers, markers, crayons, masking tape, construction paper, glue, scientific calculators (used is fine!), dry-erase board markers, super glue, copy paper, compasses, scissors

Office : standard white copy paper, letter-sized manila file folders, HP 110 photo ink, HP 60 ink (tri-color and black), hanging file folders

We are in need of a printer (new or used in good condition) with copy and scan abilities, preferably with a document feeder. If you feel called to donate or have any leads, please contact Sarah at emmanuelhonduras@gmail.com.

General operations : shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tennis shoes, jeans, diapers (sizes 1, 2, and 4) and wipes* (priority need) , skirts, sheets, blankets, socks, underwear (girls and boys)  

Physical donations of above items can be sent to Orphanage Emmanuel c/o Richard Williford, 5111 Browntown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37415 . If you would like to contribute financially to any of these needs, you may send a designated check to Orphanage Emmanuel at  715 Moores Mill Drive, Auburn, AL 36830 . If you sponsor or contribute through direct deposit, you may email Rick Tabor at taborrh@auburn.edu to request a one-time donation increase for the purchase of a designated item. 

Please note that the address for Don Reynolds is no longer used in shipping items to Orphanage Emmanuel. Please use address above! Also, while all physical donations or anything that is meant to reach Orphanage Emmanuel should go to Richard in Chattanooga, all financial donations should go to Rick in Auburn.
Updated Contact Information
Please help us keep our records current so that we can better communicate with you! If you have a new mailing address or email address, please contact Sarah at emmanuelhonduras@gmail.com. For any updated information regarding bank accounts, please contact Rick Tabor at taborrh@auburn.edu.

Thank you!
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." -1 Chronicles 16:34