Global Orphan Project
Our Mission is to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.
A message from the founders:
Our story began in a home for orphaned children in southeast Asia in 2003. Mike Fox, a businessman from Kansas City, Missouri, met a small group of children who dramatically changed the trajectory of his life and many others’.
“The situation was horrific, but the people were wonderful . . . The heart of the people who were caring for these kids, who were not their own, in these refugee camps resonated with me in a way I didn’t understand until later on.” — Mike Fox
“The experience really touched our hearts. Once we saw the plight of these children we just couldn’t turn our heads, we couldn’t look away. God pierced our hearts to make a difference with our life. We just surrendered our lives and said, ‘God, whatever you have in mind for us, we’re all in.'” — Beth Fox
Mike and his wife, Beth, founded The Global Orphan Project in 2004. The ministry became a vehicle to invite family and friends to invest in the lives of children who need family, and it grew quickly. Within a few years, GO Project was helping care for children on three continents with a growing emphasis on partnering with the local, indigenous church.
Their Statement of Faith:
The Lord is the leader of this ministry. GO Project is not affiliated with any particular denomination. However, we do exist and operate as an expression of Jesus Christ’s radical love in a fallen world. Our leaders are all passionate followers of Christ.
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired, complete Word of God. We adopt the Scriptures as our Statement of Faith – obviously better than what we could fairly summarize ourselves. James 1:27 states: “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.” This verse captures the heart of our ministry. We strive to be doers of the Word, not mere talkers.