From Humble Beginnings

If you’ve been following along on the journey of the El-Shaddaih Orphanage, you’ll know that a new building was recently constructed and completed in the orphanage compound.  This is a multi-purpose building that houses the church and the school of the El-Shaddaih Orphanage.  What you may not know, is how the church on the orphanage grounds has evolved since the beginning, 15 years ago. Here is a brief timeline and pictures of the church buildings that have been worshiped in on the orphanage grounds.


When Blessings first started the orphanage, they did not have a church building, but would meet for church under the mango tree.  Eventually, a structure was erected that became the first church building.  It was also where Blessings and the initial 13 orphans slept.


Once the numbers of children started to grow, so did the church building.


And as even more children came to live at the orphanage, a larger church was needed and then constructed.


Now, with 207 children living at the orphanage, a new muti-purpose building has been built.  It is more than Blessings, Joel & all of the children could even imagine! It houses the church and the school!


“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Ephesians 3:20


In Him,

Jacky Sklenar


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