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YFC Military, Global Reunion, TWR, Jericho Road Ministries, Orphan Outreach

Global Reunion hosted 120 participants—known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and Third Culture Adults (TCAs)—at its recent 16th annual camp in June, held at Oklahoma Christian University. Co-founded by missionary Kent Hartman, Global Reunion was started in 2006 for missionary teens adjusting to culture in the U.S. and expanded a few years later to include parents and adults.

YFC Military, launched in 1980 at the request of U.S. Army chaplains, was restructured as a chapter of Youth For Christ to better serve youth in military families who face unique challenges such as frequent moves and deployed parents. YFC Military partners with local chaplains, churches, schools, and other organizations to build discipleship relationships with military-connected youth. Youth For Christ USA has three stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 90. 

Trans World Radio (TWR) and Operation Mobilization have partnered to distribute 1,000 power banks to Ukrainian refugees. The power banks replenish phone batteries when there isn’t access to dependable electricity. TWR has two stars and a “C” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 80. Operation Mobilization has three stars and a “C” transparency grade, and a donor confidence score of 65. 

The men’s shelter for Jericho Road Ministries in Florida averaged 95% capacity for the month of June, compared with 70% capacity in January, and, between their various shelters, the ministry is on track to provide 16,000 nights of shelter in 2022—a 40% increase from 2021, according to CEO Andrew Chamberlin. Jericho Road operates homeless shelters, food distribution services, thrift stores, and a long-term recovery program. It has three stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 95.

In 2021, Orphan Outreach served more than 13,000 children and families around the world, distributed more than 1.2 million meals through its programs and partnerships, supported more than 1,400 sponsored children, and provided education and mentorship to more than 2,000 children. Orphan Outreach has four stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 95.

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Christina Darnell

Christina Darnell is a freelance writer who has contributed to WORLD, The Charlotte Observer, and other publications.

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