Background

Nineteen Years Experience in Orphan Care and Adoption.

Our story begins in October 1996 when we first began working with children in a mission orphanage in the Philippines. Through an orphan hosting program, we helped our Filipino Pastor and his wife host an 8 yr. old girl from the orphanage for two weeks, so she could spend Christmas in a home with a real family. In that brief time, the girl had so thoroughly bonded with the family that she did not want to go back to the orphanage, and the Pastor told me they wanted to adopt her, but couldn't affort it. I recall thinking to myself at the time, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could just hand them the money to make her adoption possible?"

Not understanding the legal requirements, the Pastor asked if the girl could just stay with them and never go back to the orphanage, but that was not to be. Observing the anguish the girl suffered as I returned her to the orphanage, I began asking myself, "What's wrong with this picture?" That picture will haunt me for the rest of my life and that was the day the Lord planted the vision for Adoption Ministry in my heart, and it has changed my life forever.

But, God still wanted us to spend six years of intensive hands-on training in the orphanage to give us a thorough understanding of the hearts and minds of orphans, and their desperate longing for a loving family and a home for good. That's why we were eager to obey in 2002, when He called us to establish the Home For Good Foundation, that happened in March 2003.



Meet the Board of Directors

Every member of the Home for Good team shares a common passion, to provide a loving family and a permanent home for orphaned or abandoned children who might otherwise be overlooked.


Maureen Clark: Maureen and her husband, Gerry served as missionaries in the Philippines for 6 years. Maureen was deeply moved by the plight of orphaned and abandoned children at the mission orphanage. She started a child sponsorship program for the orphanage and developed its first in-country funding arm. She designed and published promotional materials, raised funds, and wrote stories and articles about the orphanage for international publication.

Maureen tackled issues affecting children with special needs, and began projects that raised the standard of living and health for children at the orphanage. She is currently involved with program development and fundraising at Home For Good.

 



 

Kellie Stafford: Kellie has a keen interest in adoption ministry. She was one of our first contributors, holding a creative fundraising event by making jewelry for adoption that resulted in raising a significant amount for our first adoption.

Kellie has visited orphanages in Mexico and carried out the leadership role in her church's participation in their outreach to foster families and children in her community.

Her gifts and talents are a tremendous asset to Home For Good.



Gerald Clark: Gerry's military aviation experience in Asia inspired him to return to the Philippines as a missionary bush pilot to fly medical teams to remote island villages. He was ultimately placed in charge of the Philippine mission, which included administrative charge of the orphanage, where he soon became involved with the childrens' welfare, their physical and emotional health and their future.


Gerry played an active role in adoptions, established relationships with numerous Philippine government and non-government agencies related to child welfare and adoption services, and accomplished government accreditation of the orphanage. He published the orphanage web site, wrote a new operations manual and organized numerous orphanage property improvements.

He also laid the groundwork for the launch of the first church based Adoption and Foster care outreach program in the Philippines.

Gerry and Maureen are co-founders of Home For Good, and Gerry serves as Executive Director, where his favorite duty is holding orphans. Tough Duty!




 

Eric Henderson: Eric is shown here with orphans on his lap during a visit to an orphanage in Ukraine. Eric is a successful business owner and active leader in his church.

He keeps abreast of issues concerning orphan outreach, involves himself in reaching out to pastors and leaders as an encourager and makes himself available as a speaker whenever needed.

Eric is actively involved in the day to day functions of Home For Good, is a strong advocate for adoption, and has a clear calling to plant adoption ministries in churches in developing countries. Over the past twelve years, Eric has become a well known international speaker and spokesperson for Adoption Ministy in six countries now, and the demand for his teachig continues to grow.



Glen Nugent: Glen is a proven business man, as well as a community and church leader. He has taught Sunday school and has played an active role in other non-profit organizations.

His commitment to family and continued hunger for a deeper understanding of Biblical truths make him well qualified and a valued asset to the Home For Good Foundation leadership team.





What We Believe
  1. The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  2. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  3. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  4. That regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential to the salvation of sinful people, and that men are saved by grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ, and not by works.

  5. In the ever-present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  6. In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved, unto the resurrection of eternal life and those that are lost, unto the resurrection of damnation.

  7. In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
 


Home for Good is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization
Contributions are tax deductible.

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