Patrick visiting a child in tropical backgroundTwenty-four years ago today I returned to Guatemala to finish raising children I had cared for a few years earlier… during Guatemala’s war years. I drove a pig-hauling truck from the airport to a scorpion-infested abandoned farmhouse where I lived that first year. From these simple beginnings was born The GOD’S CHILD Project, The ‘Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons’, Casa Jackson for Malnourished Infants, The Atkinson Center, Domus, and dozens of schools, clinics, human rights programs, and more. Julio Rene Morales was our first child… we’re still in touch. Today over 13,700 orphaned, widowed, and poor people walk through a GOD’S CHILD Project door each day somewhere in the world.

Thank you God… thank you Benefactors and Friends