Why orphans, why us?

Robert Fuqua, Voronezh, Russia, 2010, and... on March 30, 2018

(This is the first of two articles posted in 2010, which still reflect well the heart of our life's work, and more accurately the work God continues to do in Voronezh, Russia, after we've now transitioned back stateside.  I've post-dated them here to bring them to the top of our blog, along with Ann's article above, as they were also written in the context of Easter.) After fourteen years of working at this thing called "orphan  ministry" I still often find myself asking the same questions.   Why orphans, and why us?  Why does God care so much about orphans in...

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Subjected to futility, or reflecting His glory?

Robert Fuqua, Voronezh, Russia, 2010, and... on March 30, 2018

(This is the second of a two-part article.  The first part entitled, “Why Orphans, why us?” started as an intro to this story, but quickly took on a life of its own.  Their main common denominators are that they are written, both in the light of the cross and in the shadow of the statement mentioned in part one, “Don’t waste your time on those kids from the orphanages, they’ll never amount to anything in life anyway!”  It’s our prayer that both stories will cause you to worship our God.) Click the photos to enlarge, so you can read the...

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Robert Goes to Washington!

Robert Fuqua on January 28, 2017

A blog post from January 2017, on why I see refugees as a pro-life issue I returned today from DC where I participated in the 44th annual March for Life.  I was in Washington to attend the 2nd annual Evangelicals for Life conference, hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Focus on the Family.  I was honored to have the event organizers request the use of my recent video documenting a refugee’s reunion with his family at DFW airport, after being stuck in a refugee camp for 4 years, while his wife and 3 children were given asylum...

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"Middle Days"

Ann Fuqua (Voronezh, Russia - day before Easter 2007) and... on March 31, 2016

Lord, what was it like for your followers, your believers who had left everything and followed you for three years? Their lives had been changed radically because of you.  They loved you passionately in their flawed imperfect lives.  But what was it like for Peter and James and John, Philip and the others?  For Mary and Martha and Lazarus who you miraculously raised from the dead and now all stood facing the reality (surreal) of your death.  Their Lord.  Their Christ.  What was it like for your mother Mary as she agonized over watching your crucifixion?  What was it like...

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Cancer for Christmas - What a Gift!

Robert Fuqua on March 4, 2014

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