Darren Washausen

A year of growth and gratitude

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 23, 2013  /   Posted in Ministry Updates, Newsletters

Living life fully with God brings unique challenges, growth and joy. 2013 has been a year of challenges, growth and joy for Orphan Care Alliance and for me personally. Historically, Orphan Care Alliance has seen steady growth. In 2013 several new initiatives were launched. The two most important was the startup of Safe Families and

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Orphan Sunday highlights needs of parentless

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 01, 2013  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches

By: Ruth Schenk On Nov. 2 and 3, Southeast Christian Church will observe Orphan Sunday, joining thousands of churches focusing on the 153 million parentless children around the world. That weekend, representatives from Southeast’s partner, Orphan Care Alliance, will be available at all three campuses to answer questions. The nonprofit was founded by three Southeast members

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Journey to Adoption: Russia

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 12, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption

By: Heather Sewell “The path (to adoption) is not easy but the awareness amplifies your calling. God calls you and equips you to do more than you ever imagined you could; a common theme among many adoptive and foster families.”        -Darren Washausen, adoptive father   Upon hearing a story of homeless children

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Journey to Adoption: Russia

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 12, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption

By: Heather Sewell “The path (to adoption) is not easy but the awareness amplifies your calling. God calls you and equips you to do more than you ever imagined you could; a common theme among many adoptive and foster families.”        -Darren Washausen, adoptive father   Upon hearing a story of homeless children

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OCA Spotlight: Meet Darren

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 08, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

In January of 2009, a man by the name of Bob Mudd followed God’s leading to leave Louisville and his role as the President of Orphan Care Alliance (what was then known as Louisville Orphan Care Initiative) and head to Colorado Springs, CO to become the COO of Children’s Hope Chest. Thankfully, when God calls

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