Mission Lazarus Refuge

Your $30 monthly sponsorship to Mission Lazarus: Refuge allows us to build our refuge program providing orphan care in Haiti and Honduras. Please read below for more information.

 

Our Mission

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:18

Mission Lazarus Refuge exists to restore dignity and purpose to children whose short lives have been forcibly marked by a struggle to survive that consumed any hope or knowledge of a redeemed life through the love of Jesus Christ.     

God ordained the family as the ideal environment to meet the needs of children, because from the very beginning, God intended for His people to be in relationship with Himself and with each other.  It is in the family that one learns how to care for oneself and others.  The Refuge is a community of families with individual and collective opportunities to share life and provide guidance in how to live, love and learn. 

 

Our Vision

Children are a heritage from the Lord; offspring a reward from Him.  Psalm 127:3

Childhood is the time to discover one’s God-given talents and abilities.  As a child gets older, spiritual leaders teach the child to rejoice in his gifts and to respond with gratitude toward God.  As time goes on, the grown child feels a sense of responsibility to use his gifts for God’s purposes – for his offspring, his community and his country.

Jesus is the hope of all nations, and the child who obeys Jesus receives and contributes a blessing to his own country that is multiplied many times over to impact the future of his offspring, his community and his country for the glory of God.    

 

Our Conviction

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27

It is God’s command that we look not only to our own needs but also to the needs of others.  God expresses again and again his heart for the vulnerable, innocent, exploited and unprotected.

The Refuge provides a place for children to rest, heal, and explore a different kind of life.  It promotes self worth and responsible citizenship with a goal to promote community involvement and a desire to better themselves and their country.  It reflects a global worldview as relates to Jesus Christ and honors ethnicity, culture, and traditions.  The Refuge respects family relationships in the best interest of the child, and limits visitors and foreign influences which disrupt and distract family life.