3 Men, 34 Years of Dedication at Dorie’s Promise

With school buildings closed and mission trips postponed, the last year drastically changed the daily routines around our home but it hasn’t diminished the commitment of these men to our children. Abel, Oscar, and Mario each play a big part in our home and the lives of our children. Combined, they...

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Teaching Mayan History in Modern Guatemala

Those who have visited Dorie’s Promise understand the juxtaposition of our world. We live within the modern conveniences of Guatemala City and our community outreach programs stretch into very rural communities. Flowing throughout is the rich history of our indigenous Mayan culture. As part of our...

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Forever Changing Lives with the Time We’re Given

We never know how long a child might live with us. Some children will live with us until adulthood, others may only stay with us for a few months. Forever changing lives with the time we’re given remains our mission. One Child at a Time Before shifting from international adoptions to orphan care,...

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We Choose to Be Different

For years, our mission trip schedule included a visit to the government orphanage outside San Jose Pinula. Each week, teams would step off the bus with supplies and activities to share with the staff and children. Each week, the reality of life inside large orphanages confronted teams. We choose...

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Healing through Holistic Care

We’re raising children who experienced unspeakable trauma before joining us, often at the hands of those closest to them. Imagine small children being left alone all day to care for themselves—hungry, scared, and vulnerable. Some escape physical abuse. Many do not. How do you help children whose...

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Mario’s New School for the New Year

Finding the best schools for our children is always a priority because we know education provides opportunities. As our children’s needs change though, we also must change schools. We’re excited to share about Mario’s new school for the new year. Not Everyone Learns the Same Way We’ve always known...

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