Mission & Vision
As Christ-followers, and through His love in action, Be Love Orphan Outreach Missions (BLOOM) serves orphans and vulnerable children worldwide holistically with programs that address their spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs. Through social, nutrition and education programs, we come alongside these children and their communities as partners so they may be empowered to break the yoke of generational poverty.
Our vision is based upon the following points derived from God’s Word:
BLOOM seeks to go, reach out, and serve orphans using whatever gift we have received, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms (1 Peter 4:10). We do this by providing programs designed for children to experience exposure to the love and knowledge of Jesus so they can become disciples themselves, as well as influential Christian leaders in their countries when they reach adulthood. Each ministry partner will play a unique role in the disciple-making process, but everyone in the body of Christ is irreplaceable (1 Cor. 12:12–26; Eph. 4:11–16).
BLOOM seeks to serve orphans worldwide through social, educational and nutrition programs. These programs provide opportunities for families, individuals, and churches to fulfill this calling alongside us in accordance with James 1:27.
Our calling is: “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
BLOOM desires to be intentional in the way we care for those we serve. We work through local Christian leaders to identify and meet needs, with a focus on empowerment and sustainability. Programs in countries we work are adapted to the different cultures and needs of each community, while preserving the dignity of those we serve.
BLOOM comes alongside local ministry leaders in countries where we work to partner on programs that address the spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of orphans and vulnerable children and their communities. Through job creation, farming, educational programs and other special projects, we empower local leaders to serve the people for whom they care.
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for the least among you, you did not do for me.’
Did You Know?
It is estimated that there are between 143 and 210 million orphaned children in the world according to UNICEF. This includes both “true and social orphans*.”
*A social orphan is a child who may have living parents, but the parents are unable to care for the child due to illness, drug or alcohol abuse, and the child is either on the streets or institutionalized. A true orphan has no living parents.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 125 million adult women in the U.S., and about 119 million adult men. That means if each family in America (or at least half of the adults in America) sponsored or adopted just ONE child, the orphan crisis would no longer be a crisis. Even if one family supported a struggling birth parent with an educational opportunity so they could find a job and afford to feed/clothe their child instead of giving them away to an orphanage for basic needs, it would keep families together and kids out of orphanages.
If each person reading this page took action, even in a small way, the orphan crisis would be manageable or nonexistent, and each child would no longer be a statistic. They would be able to finally LIVE and enjoy childhood.
What if we each made the choice to look these children in the eyes, instead of looking the other way?
Below, we have listed reasons why we, as Christians, the body of Christ, should band together and care about solving the orphan crisis.
Every 15 seconds a child becomes an orphan.
The number of children that become orphans every day.
As of 2013, This is the estimated of children worldwide that lost one or both parents to AIDS. Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa.
The number of Orphans aging out of the system worldwide by age sixteen each year.