In Episode 51, you will hear from Delia Pop, Director of Programs and Global Advocacy for Hope and Homes for Children, talking with Phil about:

  • How we can better understand the ins-and-outs of deinstitutionalization
  • Issues with institutional orphanages
  • How we can pursue excellence in orphan care around the world
  • Why she believes that large institutions are not necessary, but residential can be appropriate in limited, specific situations
  • Five steps that will help us work cross-culturally with others to develop strategies that work in each specific culture and country where we are working
  • How we can effectively transition from institutions to family-based care
  • How the “best interests of the child” determination is and should actually be made around the world
  • How we can engage churches and financial partners to understand the difficult concepts relating to orphan care and deinstitutionalization
  • How short-term trips and missionaries can work with orphaned and at-risk children around the world with excellence and help more than we hurt the children and their surrounding communities
  • And much more!

We’ll also hear:

  • A couple book recommendations from Phil

Links from the show

Books mention on the show:


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