Dorie Van Stone - 1922 to 2019
Our children have names and stories. They have experienced loss and heartache. But most importantly they have hope and dreams because they have you. Become the voice of our children.
We believe in families. Our community programs are focused on family preservation because healthy families create healthy children.
All children desire a loving home. When families are disrupted, many children find themselves in orphanages. Join us as we serve the children of Guatemala's orphanages.
Our home is full of potential-future teachers, doctors, and business owners. The possibilities are endless because we believe in the dreams of each child. Be part of the transformation.
Forever Changed is truly impacting lives in Guatemala and forever changing the hearts of those teams that travel and serve with them. This is a jam-packed, emotionally draining and spiritually exhilarating week. Immersing ourselves into the lives of the beautiful children of Dories Promise, the service projects in the desperately needy rural communities, and serving alongside the amazing Pastor Mercedes at her city dump food ministry left us aching to return. Our team and our new Guatemalan friends laughed, served, worshipped and cried together the entire week and came home a bit changed forever."
Everyone at Dorie's Promise is so welcoming. The love of Jesus is so clearly demonstrated through each of the staff members in the way that they care for the children, relate to one another, and welcome missions teams.
When I was looking for an organization to support I looked for one that I could stand behind. My criteria was Guatemala, Christ-based loving environment, orphanage. My search led me to Forever Changed International. We have a beautiful daughter that we were blessed to bring home from Guatemala when she was very young. We could help one child in this tangible way but beyond that wasn’t realistic for us. By joining forces with Forever Changed International it allows us to ensure that more children have the ability to be in a safe, loving environment being taught skills and about life that could influence their ability to become successful adults. And getting reports is such a blessing to us and our daughter as well.
While the kids and mothers we met at Dorie's Promise will always have a special place in our hearts, we'll also never forget our experiences in your local community: playing soccer and being treated to a meal by the residents of (please add the name of the hillside ghetto near the soccer fields) -and- installing water basins and delivering food to families near the garbage dump. These were impactful experiences for each member of our family. Your ministry and devotion to these children and your community is God-honoring.
I’m not sure where to start because I have nothing but good things to say about Forever Changed. As a visitor I feel constantly surrounded by love from everyone I encounter at Dorie’s - whether it be from the kids, the special mothers, or other staff. It is so evident that Forever Changed Intl is grounded in a strong faith in God - you can see it from the moment you walk in. Every single staff member treats the kids at Dorie’s as if they are their own child; they consistently give the kids the love and care they deserve. They treat us guests with love and are always making sure we’re comfortable. The kids are so amazingly open to showing love, even if they’ve only just met someone. I’m so glad that so many kids are able to call Dorie’s home and each month I’m blessed to be able to donate a little part to help out the wonderful organization. Dorie’s Promise truly is my second home, and I look forward to each and every visit.